Customers of travel websites Expedia and its subsidiaries, Travelocity and Hotels.com, are being targeted by a new phishing scam. The alleged perpetrators have been contacting customers of the respective websites and posing as representatives of those companies, attempting to gain the customer’s personal information including credit card numbers. 


Based on a report from Pulse Secure, almost one million malicious applications were produced for mobile devices last year. The 2015 Mobile Threat Report, published by the company’s Mobile Threat Center, analyzed over 2.5 million mobile applications and discovered a 391 percent increase in malicious programs since 2013. 



Update: Additional informational reveals that the attack could affect as many as 14 million US government employee files. 


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