Twitter blocks access to analytics of its data to U.S. intelligence agencies

Twitter has blocked a data-mining company from providing analytics of real-time tweets to U.S. intelligence agencies, according to a newspaper report. Twitter, which provides Dataminr with real-time access to public tweets, seems to be trying to distance itself from appearing to aid government surveillance, a controversial issue after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden […] Read more »

New point-of-sale malware Multigrain steals card data over DNS

Security researchers have found a new memory-scraping malware program that steals payment card data from point-of-sale (PoS) terminals and sends it back to attackers using the Domain Name System (DNS). Dubbed Multigrain, the threat is part of a family of malware programs known as NewPosThings, with which it shares some code. However, this variant was […] Read more »