Kmart Says Credit Card System Breached In Malware Attack

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2. Kmart says customer credit card numbers were exposed after criminals used malware to infiltrate the company’s data system.

Sears, which owns Kmart, said Friday the data breach began in early September and involved “a form of malware” that current anti-virus systems couldn’t pick up. A separate note on Kmart’s website described the malware as “similar to a computer virus. Sears spokesman Howard Riefs told BuzzFeed News Friday that additional information about the malware is not yet available.

The breach was detected by the company’s security team Thursday. The team removed the malware, but not before debit and credit card numbers were compromised.

Riefs did not say how large the breach was, but when asked if it included everyone who shopped at Kmart between September and Thursday, he responded that it was “potentially those customers.”

The company said the breach did not extend to PIN numbers, email addresses, social security numbers, or other personal information. Customers who shopped online at also weren’t impacted by the breach, the company said.

Riefs said investigators are still trying to determine who was responsible for the breach.

Sears is encouraging customers who shopped at Kmart during September and early October to reach out to their credit card company if they notice unusual charges. Kmart also is offering credit monitoring protection.

3. Dairy Queen also announced this week that hackers had accessed customer data.

The fast food chain announced the hack Thursday, saying that between August and October hackers stole customer names, as well as credit and debit card numbers, from 395 stores. The hackers also reportedly took card expiration dates, but did not get other personal information such as social security numbers or PIN numbers.

There are a total of 4,500 Dairy Queen stores in the U.S. The company has published a list of affected stores.

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These Christians Hope To Spread The Word Of God By Having Swinger Sessions

1. Dean and Cristy Parave, from Florida, have been married for seven years and are devout Christians.

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They’re also really into the wife-swapping scene: They’re the owners of the Fitness Swingers website.

2. Cristy, 44, is bisexual. She indulges in extra-marital sex with the consent of Dean, 50.

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She told Barcroft Media: “I don’t think God would be mad at what we are doing. At first I was conflicted but the more we looked at it, the more it makes sense to us. Dean and I are both in agreement with this lifestyle, so we’re not committing adultery.

“God put people on the earth to breed and enjoy each other. I feel God is always with me and he has put us here for a reason.”

3. The couple also enter bodybuilding competitions.

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“I’ve always been adventurous when it comes to sex,” Christy said. “The sex between my first husband and I was miserable. I was undersexed before I met Dean but now we do it twice a day. It’s incredible.”

4. They were introduced to the world of sex-swapping after a chance encounter in Home Depot.

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“A couple approached me in Home Depot out of nowhere and asked if we were swingers,” Christy said. “I was so naive I thought they were talking about swing dancing. I said, ‘I used to love to but my husband doesn’t, I’d love to get him lessons.’ Cristy then invited a friend over, and the two women surprised Dean in the shower.

Dean was an alcoholic and a drug addict before he converted to Christianity. He told Barcroft: “For me every day used to involve a case of beer and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s. After my fifth arrest for driving under the influence I begged God for help. I should have been looking at 10 years, but the judge sentenced me to just 10 months in prison. For me that was a sign.”

After he release, Dean built a 40-foot cross in his back yard and vowed to spread the word of God. “I turned my life around, began bodybuilding, and now I try to live pure,” he said. “God has put me here to spread his word and our lifestyle community is a great place to do it.”

5. Watch their full story here:

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This Is What Happens If You’re On A Plane And You Joke About Having Ebola

1. According to Fox News, an unidentified passenger on a plane from Philadelphia to Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, yelled out that he had Ebola.

2. According to Dominican reporters, the passenger sneezed and yelled, “I have Ebola!”

3. The plane landed at Punta Cana International Airport, and the passenger was taken to the airport’s medical center.

4. Then, according to video taken by a passenger on the plane, this happened:

6. “I’ve done this for 36 years, and I think that the man who has said this is an idiot, and I’ll say that straight out,” a flight attendant says to passengers in the video.

8. “This is all new territory for all of us. I’m trying to keep you in the loop as best as I can.”

10. The passenger’s name has not been released, but Paola Rainieri, vice president of marketing and communications for Grupo Punta Cana, which owns the airport, released a statement saying the man did not test positive for Ebola.

11. You can watch the whole video here:

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