Cybersecurity

Hackers Mine DVRs for Bitcoin, Raid Liquor Stores and Target Web TV Watchers

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In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Security camera DVRs make for stupid bitcoin miners

Hackers have been infecting recording devices to steal processing power for making the virtual currency.

Texas liquor chain waited a year and a half to say anything about customer data breach

Banking information on over half a million customers might have been compromised at Spec's alcohol stores statewide.

Personal data on 158,000 online TV watchers leaked

Hackers crept into a forum for users of Boxee.tv, and then dumped member names, email addresses, message histories and partially protected passwords.

Hacked Pinterest accounts blast butt photos

Users of the picture-sharing site reported that their feeds also were being used to post weight loss spam.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

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