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5 Security Things to Know for the Week of Nov. 16

1. U.S. authorities announced the indictments of five defendants charged in connection with hacking financial institutions to steal customer information.

2. Trustwave SpiderLabs researchers are concerned that a family of point-of-sale malware, known as 'Cherry Picker,' may be more widespread due to very low detection rates.

3. Following the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and Kenya, Anonymous released a new video "declaring war" on ISIS.

4. Here come the holidays, and with them, a spike in phishing attacks, including this new campaign that is relying on an old trick.

5. Last week's Patch Tuesday resulted in a glitch that forced Microsoft to reissue one of its fixes.