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.
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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.
The Government Accountability Office has determined that the Federal Communications Commission failed to properly implement necessary security controls in the initial phases of its Enhanced Secured Networks project, and, as a result, FCC data remains vulnerable to “unnecessary risk of inadvertent or deliberate misuse, improper disclosure, or destruction.”
For all intents and purposes, the Heartland Payment Systems data breach saga ended more than two years ago when the embattled payment processor finalized settlements paying out millions of dollars to various banks, credit card issuers and consumers. That is until a handful of banks reportedly requested the Fifth Circuit reopen their negligence case that stemmed from the 2008 breach.
In the last two years, 94 percent of healthcare organizations that took part in the Ponemon Institute’s “Third Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security” [PDF] reported that they had suffered at least one data breach; 45 percent reported that they had been the victim of at more than five data breaches.
Lashing out against what they believe is a hopelessly broken international education system, the hacker collective Team Ghostshell published some 120,000 records from a number of the world’s top universities.
The chief executive of a Florida-based digital publisher said Monday he believes his company is the source of a data leak of a million Apple unique device IDs — not the FBI as a hacktivist group claimed.