Articles Tagged with "breaches"


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Judge dismisses shareholder lawsuit against Heartland (updated)

December 09, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

A U.S. District Court judge in New Jersey has tossed out a class-action lawsuit filed by shareholders against Heartland Payment Systems, the credit card processor announced Wednesday.The judge granted Heartland’s motion to dismiss the action, which was filed in the wake of Heartland’s massive breach that was reported earlier this year, according to a company statement. No reason wa...

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Gonzalez to plead guilty in NJ

December 08, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

An admitted computer hacker charged in the nation’s largest-ever data breach has told federal prosecutors in New Jersey that he plans to plead guilty in connection to the alleged theft of more than 130 million credit card numbers.

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The Merchants Strike Back?

December 07, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

With the recent news of several restaurants teaming up to sue point-of-sale system provider Radiant Systems (a copy of the complaint can be found here) for failing to comply with the PCI Standard, it appears that some merchants may be in a mood to strike back in the aftermath of a payment card security breach. This lawsuit comes in the wake of a couple lawsuits against payment card security assess...

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Many More Government Records Compromised in 2009 than Year Ago, Report Claims

December 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

If you’re bummed about the data in your department that just got breached, you have some cold comfort. Although the combined number of reported data breaches in the government and the military has dropped in 2009 compared to last year, many more records were compromised in those breaches, according to recent figures compiled by a California nonprofit.

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Risky business: Remote Desktop opened the door for Aloha hackers

November 25, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

When nine restaurants in Louisiana and Mississippi filed lawsuits against Radiant Systems and its Louisiana distributor, they may have represented only the tip of a substantial iceberg of hacks affecting restaurants that used Radiant Systems’ Aloha POS system.  It seems that the scope of the problem is first coming to the public’s attention approximately one and a half years after...

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The Year Of The Mega Data Breach

November 24, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

According to the Identity Theft Resource Center, government agencies and businesses reported 435 breaches as of Nov. 17, on track to show a 50% drop from the number of breaches reported in 2008. That would make 2009 the first year that the number of reported data breaches has dropped since 2005, when the ITRC started counting.

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Massive card processor breach in Spain affecting Europeans

November 18, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Back in October, this site reported that “tens of thousands” of Swedish banking customers and “tens of thousands” of Finnish banking customers had been affected by a breach in Spain that might involve a card payment processor.

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Senate Panel Clears Data Breach Bills

November 05, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday approved two companion bills that would require businesses and government agencies to notify individuals of security breaches involving sensitive personally identifiable information. Both bills go to the Senate for consideration.

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Former Wachovia employee convicted of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft

October 28, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Juan Rombado, a former Wachovia Bank employee, has been convicted of bank fraud and aggravated identity theft arising from several schemes aimed at defrauding his employer through the theft of customer identities, United States Attorney Tim Johnson announced. Indicted and arrested in August 2009, Rombado pleaded guilty to both counts before United States District Judge Vanessa Gilmore.

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FTC settles latest charges against ChoicePoint

October 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

ChoicePoint, Inc., one of the nation’s largest data brokers, has agreed to strengthened data security requirements to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the company failed to implement a comprehensive information security program protecting consumers’ sensitive information, as required by a previous court order. This failure left the door open to a data breach in 2008 that co...

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Retail sales associates sentenced for role in credit card, bank fraud

October 16, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Four men from Atlanta Georgia were sentenced this week by United States District Judge Orinda D. Evans on charges of bank fraud, credit card fraud and aggravated identity theft.

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PayChoice Suffers Another Data Breach

October 16, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Payroll services provider PayChoice took its Web-based service offline for the second time in a month on Wednesday in response to yet another data breach caused by hackers.

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Lawsuit: 29,000 say Kaiser hid security breach

October 15, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Twenty-nine thousand Kaiser employees say the company did not inform them for more than a year about a security breach that left their personal information vulnerable to thieves. One employee says a woman stole her identity and used it to run up credit-card charges and “commit crimes across the country.”

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Scam hits more e-mail accounts, MS blocks accounts

October 06, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The scale of a phishing attack originally thought to be directed at Hotmail may be larger than previously thought. BBC News has seen a list of more than 20,000 more names and passwords that have been posted online.

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Confirmed: Thousands of Hotmail passwords leaked online

October 05, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

An anonymous user posted details of the accounts on October 1 at pastebin.com, a site commonly used by developers to share code snippets. The details have since been removed but Neowin has seen part of the list posted and can confirm the accounts are genuine and most appear to be based in Europe. The list details over 10,000 accounts starting from A through to B, suggesting there could be addition...

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Royal Bank glitch allowed Visa customers to view others’ transactions

October 03, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Royal Bank says it has fixed a computer security glitch that allowed some of its West Coast Visa customers to view transactions made by other cardholders.

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