An identity theft service selling Social security numbers, credit and background check reports, used a botnet to infect and steal data from brokers such as LexisNexus, Dun & Bradstreet and Kroll Background America.
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Video game publisher Ubisoft is telling its users to change their passwords after a breach compromised the company’s account database.
The Drupal Association is urging all users of Drupal.org and groups.drupal.org to reset their passwords after discovering an intrusion that breached files holding usernames, e-mail addresses, countries and hashed passwords. Sites that run on Drupal do not appear to be impacted, though the organization stressed an ongoing forensic review may reveal more details and victims.[…]
A news report says the beleaguered Bloomberg financial data and news service accidentally posted online more than 10,000 private messages between traders and clients at some of the world’s largest banks.
Domain registrar Name.com is asking its customers to reset their passwords following a data breach.
The popular daily deal site LivingSocial announced Monday it has abandoned the SHA1 hash for Blowfish’s bcrypt following a massive data breach that impacted 50 million customers.
MIAMI BEACH–Stephen Watt was involved in a series of attacks on retailers and restaurants that federal prosecutors called the largest identity theft in U.S. history. He wrote the sniffer used by some of his friends to steal millions of credit card numbers. After federal agents raided his apartment, confiscated all of his computer equipment, he eventually was indicted on a series of charges related to the attacks on TJX, Dave & Buster’s and others and was facing several years in prison. So he took a plea deal, hoping to reduce his prison time and the financial burden on his family. In all of that, what he regrets most is taking the plea.
Hackers compromised the forum and game database of the massively multiplayer online game, The War Z, forcing the game’s producer OP Productions to temporarily take the game and its forum offline.
Genesco Inc., a Tennessee-based shoe retailer, is taking Visa to court in what is being reported as the first case challenging fines and penalties levied by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) under which Genesco was fined $13.3 million.
A non-profit association for IT professionals in higher education announced Tuesday its server had been breached.Educause, which has 1,800 college and 300 corporate members, issued a warning that it had discovered a security breach sometime in February that may have compromised the hashed passwords of .edu domain holders and urged impacted administrative, billing or technical contacts to change their passwords.