An application programming interface (API) error on the popular Kickstarter crowdfunding website exposed the plans and descriptions of more than 70,000 yet-to-be launched projects.
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Unknown hackers penetrated production servers and compromised databases belonging to the Bitcoin exchange, Bitcoinica, making off with some $87,000 worth of the digital currency, according to a statement published on the Bitcoinica Web site.
The UK’s military’s head of cyber security warned that hackers have breached computer systems containing top secret data, The Guardian reported.
In a post on the F-Secure Labs blog, Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen says the firm received a hard drive image from a “contact” within Syria who believed that his computer had been compromised. An F-Secure analysis of the drive’s contents and Web history revealed evidence of a targeted attack that used a malicious Skype chat link to install a copy of Xtreme RAT, a remote access tool that’s commercially available online.
An Iranian man who revealed a vulnerability in a widely used point of sale (POS) system in Iran had his blog confiscated by Google, which cited violations of its Terms of Service.
Six individuals were charged late last week with “skimming” more than $200,000 from victims who used their credit or debit cards at Wrigley Field and other Chicago restaurants.
Car maker Nissan became the latest high profile firm to acknowledge being hacked. The company issued a statement last week saying that it detected a virus infection on its network that resulted int he theft of employee login credentials from a company data store.
The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said it is looking into a possible data breach of the Website used by organizers of the London Marathon – major, international sporting event that attracted more than 37,000 runners for the 37th running on April 22nd.
[img_assist|nid=11043|title=|desc=|link=popup|align=left|width=96|height=37]In what looks like the IT equivalent of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill disaster, purloined data and documents, including source code belonging to the U.S. software firm VMWare, continue to bubble up from the networks of a variety of compromised Chinese firms, according to “Hardcore Charlie,” an anonymous hacker who has claimed responsibility for the hacks.
Data from the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs & Business Regulation (OCABR) shows that 3.2 million residents – almost half the population of the state- have been the victim of a data breach in the last four years.