Attackers broke into the network of Kickstarter, the crowdfunding platform, and stole a variety of user data, including usernames, addresses, email addresses and encrypted passwords.
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Steve Adegbite of Wells Fargo stressed that the idea of operational risk assessment and management is perhaps the most important aspect of organizational security.
The HVAC contractor linked to the Target breach says the only data connection between the two companies was a billing system. ICS experts, meanwhile, decry the security of bridges between IT and facilities systems.
Comcast servers were hacked, yielding a list of the company’s mail servers, passwords and a link to the root file that contains the vulnerability the hackers used.
Yahoo officials said Thursday that they have reset the passwords on an unspecified number of mail accounts after detecting what they call a “coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts.”
The attackers behind the Target data breach may have used hardcoded default credentials in system management software move laterally on the retailer’s network and exfiltrate stolen payment card data.
Officials at Michaels, the large craft and home goods retailer, are investigating a potential data breach that has apparently affected an unknown number of cards used in the chain’s stores in the last few weeks.
The attackers who penetrated the Neiman Marcus network last year were on the network for at least three months and made off with credit and debit card data belonging to 1.1 million customers.
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The attackers who infiltrated Target’s network several weeks ago and made off with 40 million credit and debit card numbers used a multi-stage attack, funneling their stolen data through an FTP server and then a VPS server in Russia. It took more than two weeks, but the attackers eventually exfiltrated about 11 GB of data, researchers say.