Items Tagged with "breaches"



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Looking back on 2009

January 03, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The breach of Heartland Payment Systems grabbed the headlines for much of the year and the entire population of Belize had their birth details stolen when a government employee left a laptop in a car, but what else went on?

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Cybercrooks stalk small businesses that bank online

January 03, 2010 from: Office of Inadequate Security

A rising swarm of cyber-robberies targeting small firms, local governments, school districts, churches and non-profits has prompted an extraordinary warning. The American Bankers Association and the FBI are advising small and midsize businesses that conduct financial transactions over the Internet to dedicate a separate PC used exclusively for online banking.

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Rockyou.com - Gets Rocked again - this time a PII Lawsuit

January 02, 2010 Added by:Jason Remillard

Well, its happened. This time, the users themselves have taken action against rockyou.com for their inadvertent disclosure of customer information. As we previously reported, Rockyou was hacked and disclosed it looks like over 32,000,000 accounts. Yes, 32 Million!

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My Personal Security Guiding Principles

December 30, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Re-posted from Rich Mogull at Securosis. Fall of 2009 marks the 20th anniversary of the start of my professional security career. That was the first day someone stuck a yellow shirt on my back and sent me into a crowd of drunk college football fans at the University of Colorado (later famous for its student riots). I'm pretty sure someo...

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Internet trading site collective2.com hacked

December 30, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Users of the do-it-yourself trading site collective2.com received an “urgent” e-mail at a few minutes past noon Wednesday notifying them that the company’s computer database had been breached by a hacker and that all users should log in to change their passwords immediately.

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Heartland to pay up to $2.4 million to settle cardholder class action suit

December 21, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Under the terms of the settlement, Heartland says it will pay a minimum of $1 million and up to a maximum of $2.4 million to class members who submit valid claims for losses as a result of the intrusion.

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Heartland pays Amex $3.6M over 2008 data breach

December 17, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Heartland Payment Systems will pay American Express $3.6 million to settle charges relating to the 2008 hacking of its payment system network.

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BJ’s, Bank Not Liable for Credit Card Fraud

December 15, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

Cumis Insurance Society and the credit unions it insures have failed in their lawsuit against BJ’s Wholesale Club and Fifth Third Bank over a 2004 breach that affected 9.2 million cardholders.

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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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Verizon Business Issues 2009 Supplemental Data Breach Report Profiling 15 Most Common Attacks

December 09, 2009 from: Office of Inadequate Security

The latest in the Data Breach Investigations Report series by Verizon Business security experts provides enterprises with an unprecedented look at the 15 most common security attacks and how they typically unfold.

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Verizon: Data Breaches Getting More Sophisticated

December 09, 2009 from: hackyourself.net

Methods of stealing data are becoming increasingly sophisticated, but attackers are still gaining initial access to networks through known, preventable vulnerabilities, according to a report released by Verizon Business on Wednesday.

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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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