Top CyberSecurity News For 20th May 2016

  1. A Quarter of All Hacked WordPress Sites Can Be Attributed to Three PluginsFrom Softpedia. Security firm Sucuri says that, during the first three months of 2016, the company saw a large number of attacks targeting websites running on the WordPress CMS platform. The company released yesterday its first-ever Website Hacked Report, in which it compiled statistics from over 11,485 compromised sites it was called upon to investigate. As we expected, a large portion of these compromised websites were running on WordPress, the most successful CMS platform for the past five-six years.
  2. Noodles & Company Probes Breach Claims. From Krebs On Security.  Noodles & Company, a fast-casual restaurant chain with more than 500 stores in 35 U.S. states, says it has hired outside investigators to probe reports of a credit card breach at some locations. Over the past weekend, KrebsOnSecurity began hearing from sources at multiple financial institutions who said they’d detected a pattern of fraudulent charges on customer cards that were used at various Noodles & Company locations between January 2016 and the present.

  3. LinkedIn data of millions of people for sale on dark web after hacking: expert. From ABC AU News.  A LinkedIn data breach could have widespread implications, with the private details of around millions of users at risk, a security expert has warned. The professional-focused social network has today told members data from some 100 million users stolen in a 2012 hack had been leaked online, and recommended a change in passwords. LinkedIn had said in 2012 that some 6.5 million user records may have been breached, but this week it learned a much wider set of data had leaked.
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