Krebs on Security: Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores

Krebs on Security: Credit Card Breach at Buckle Stores. “On Friday morning, KrebsOnSecurity contacted The Buckle after receiving multiple tips from sources in the financial industry about a pattern of fraud on customer credit and debit cards which suggested a breach of point-of-sale systems at Buckle stores across the country. Later Friday evening, The Buckle Inc. released a statement saying that point-of-sale malware was indeed found installed on cash registers at Buckle retail stores, and that the company believes the malware was stealing customer credit card data between Oct. 28, 2016 and April 14, 2017.”

ZDNet: Jaff ransomware demanding $4,000 to unlock your files? Now you can get them back for free

ZDNet: Jaff ransomware demanding $4,000 to unlock your files? Now you can get them back for free. “Victims of a form of ransomware that demands a huge payment to unlock files can now do so for free, thanks to a newly released decryption tool. that exploits a vulnerability in its malicious code.”

Lifehacker: How To Find The Cheapest Airfares With Google Flights

Lifehacker: How To Find The Cheapest Airfares With Google Flights. “Google Flights is a solid tool for booking travel. You’re probably already familiar with its basic functions, like finding the best price for flights and browsing flexible dates that can save you money and time. However, there are some other, lesser-known features that can help you squeeze even more out of your travel budget.”

Kmart Credit Card Breach: What You Need to Know (NBC News)

NBC News: Kmart Credit Card Breach: What You Need to Know. “Another day, yet another retail security breach. Embattled retailer Sears said on Wednesday it found a security breach involving ‘unauthorized’ credit card activity following some customer purchases at its Kmart stores. It’s the second major security breach for the retailer in under three years.”

The Verge: CrowdJustice, a Kickstarter for court cases, expands from the UK to the US

The Verge: CrowdJustice, a Kickstarter for court cases, expands from the UK to the US. “From board games to medical bills, crowdfunding campaigns powered by online platforms have raised huge amounts of money over the last decade. CrowdJustice, a startup founded in the UK, is trying to carve out a niche for itself in the world of legal battles. Its users have taken cases to the Supreme Court in Britain and won them all. More recently it was used to raise funds to battle gerrymandering and Trump’s travel ban in the United States. Today it announced that it has raised $2 million in a round led by Venrock and First Round Capital, money it will use to expand its visibility and operations in the US.”

Fedscoop: New FEC website aims to simplify access to campaign finance data

Fedscoop: New FEC website aims to simplify access to campaign finance data. “The Federal Election Commission recently launched a new website intended to improve its user experience through a cleaner layout and additional features. Built in conjunction with General Services Administration office 18F, the updated site presents a striking contrast from the previous version, which grew organically and erratically — and often made life difficult for visitors trying to access campaign finance information.”

China.org.cn: World’s 1st poverty reduction database in tree diagrams

China.org.cn: World’s 1st poverty reduction database in tree diagrams . “The Global Poverty Reduction Online Knowledge Sharing Database was launched on Friday at the 2017 China Poverty Reduction International Forum in Beijing being attended by officials and representatives from international organizations, embassies as well as businesses. Created by the Global Poverty Reduction & Inclusive Growth Portal (GPIG), the database … is a platform to share successful models of poverty reduction from both China and the international community, which is distinguished by its use of tree diagrams, standardized templates and a strong network of contributors.”