Articles Tagged with "breaches"


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5 men named in racket that netted $4m in stolen card data

September 02, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Prosecutors in Manhattan have named five additional men from Eastern Europe in an alleged scheme that pilfered $4m using more than 95,000 stolen credit cards.

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Two to plead guilty to fraud, HIPAA violations

August 31, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

United States Attorney Joyce White Vance announced that Isaac Earl Smith, 38, and Annetra Poole-Moore, 37, have agreed to plead guilty to federal crimes involving health care fraud, disclosures prohibited by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and aggravated identify theft.

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Biggest Breaches of 2009

August 28, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Linda McGlasson of BankInfoSecurity.com provides an analysis and commentary, based on ITRC’s statistics for this year.

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Gonzalez pleads guilty, sentenced to 15-25 years

August 28, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Under a plea agreement with federal prosecutors filed in Boston on Friday, Albert Gonzalez would serve a sentence of 15 to 25 years after pleading guilty to a 19-count indictment. He would also forfeit some $2.8 million in cash, a Miami condo, a car and expensive frakelry.

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School district hiding behind a criminal investigation - parent

August 26, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

On the principle of “no good deed goes unpunished,” some of those who have discovered and reported breaches have been terminated or prosecuted for their actions...

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Rival used phony emails to snoop, firm says

August 21, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Affiliated Computer Services, an information technology firm, claims a competitor set up bogus email addresses in the names of dozens of ACS employees to divert mail and accounts to its rival’s computers. It claims Duncan Solutions’ “unauthorized diversion of ACS’ email not only interferes with the operation of ACS’ computer network, but it also gives Duncan access to...

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Lawsuit tries to get at hackers through the banks

August 20, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

A lawsuit filed on Wednesday against some of the most shadowy Internet criminals — gangs based in Eastern Europe that electronically break into business computers, steal banking passwords and transfer themselves money — is being used to pry information from a group that is nearly as reclusive as the hackers: banks whose computers have been compromised.

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Gonzalez’s lawyer criticizes federal prosecutors

August 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Albert Gonzalez, a suspect in several hacking cases, was close to reaching a comprehensive plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Massachusetts and New York when federal prosecutors in New Jersey indicted him on Monday on a new raft of computer crimes, said Mr. Gonzalez’s lawyer, Rene Palomino Jr.

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Gonzalez: The Al Capone Of Cyber Thieves?

August 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Evan Schuman and Fred J. Aun have a well-written commentary on the recent indictment of Albert Gonzales and two unnamed co-conspirators that highlights the questions left unanswered by the indictment, and the apparent contradictions between statements made.

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Radisson breach affects N. American guests

August 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The Associated Press has an item about Radisson Hotels & Resorts notifying guests of a breach that involved their credit card numbers. And I see that on Radisson’s site, they have posted a letter to guests:

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UMass battles hacker attack

August 19, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Since the University of Massachusetts announced a breach of its computer system earlier this month, there have been a few inquiries but no evidence that hackers actually stole information, according to UMass spokesman Edward F. Blaguszewski.

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7-Eleven statement regarding 2007 credit card fraud

August 18, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

7-Eleven, Inc. has learned that federal authorities in New Jersey have indicted individuals for the theft of credit and debit card numbers in a computer hacking scheme targeting multiple retailers in a number of separate incidents over the last several years.

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Three indicted for hacking Heartland, 7-Eleven, and Hannaford; Over 130 million credit and debit card numbers stolen

August 17, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

An indictment [pdf] was returned today against three individuals who are charged with being responsible for five corporate data breaches, including the single largest reported data breach in U.S. history, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., along with Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal ...

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Opinion: Heartland CEO Must Accept Responsibility

August 13, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

An opinion statement from Mike Rothman on Heartland CEO Bob Carr's recent blame for their breach earlier this year on the PCI QSA firm that performed their PCI Certification. What do you think?

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Hackers strike UC Berkeley again

August 12, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Hackers have struck again at UC Berkeley computers, this time at the Graduate School of Journalism, nabbing a possible 493 social security numbers.

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Whistleblower lawsuit against Kaiser (updated)

August 10, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

At a time when concerns about the privacy and security of electronic health records are a hot topic and the issue of private vs. public health insurance is making the front pages, a lawsuit filed by a former Kaiser employee alleges that Kaiser knowingly and repeatedly violated HIPAA, exposed millions of members to identity theft, and ripped members off by not keeping track of deductibles and co-pa...

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