Oct 222014
 

From the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Oklahoma: Daniel Trenton Krueger, one of two leaders of the computer hacking group known as Team Digi7al, was sentenced today to serve twenty-four months in federal prison for hacking the U.S. Navy, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, and over 50 public and private computer systems, U.S. Attorney Danny C. [...]

Oct 212014
 

Ashkan Soltani, Julie Tate and Ellen Nakashima report: The personal information of almost 100,000 people seeking their high school transcripts was recently exposed on a Web site that helps students obtain their records. The site, NeedMyTranscript.com, facilitates requests from all 50 states and covers more than 18,000 high schools around the country, according to its Web [...]

Oct 212014
 

Elaine Edwards reports: Irish Water is investigating a data breach after it sent bank details relating to a number of individuals to the wrong people. The issue emerged after one man tweeted yesterday that the utility had sent his bank information to his landlord. Paul Keogan, from Dublin, said his landlord had phoned him on Sunday [...]

Oct 212014
 

Jan Vermeulen of MyBroadband reports: First National Bank’s online card tracking facility exposed the names, ID numbers, phone numbers, and delivery addresses of clients to anyone who knows what the reference number for the tracking service looks like. These reference numbers are sequential, so if you know one it is very easy to guess others [...]

Oct 212014
 

Yikes. How did I miss this one? On October 15, Yonhap News reported: South Korea’s video sharing web operator Pandora TV Co. said Wednesday more than 114,000 items of personal data were leaked from its webpage while hackers accessed some 7.45 million items of private information. [...] The leaked data includes user names, names, encoded [...]