Business Sector

Teenage British hacker busted for hacking famed musicians, stealing and selling unreleased songs

Larry McShane reports: A British teen was arrested for hacking into caches of unreleased music from world-renowned artists — and then peddling the rare recordings for cryptocurrency, authorities charged Friday. The arrest of the 19-year-old suspect was made in Ipswich, a town about 80 miles outside London, according to a joint announcement by London...

British Airways ‘tries to limit £3billion payout over data breach that hit more than 500,000 customers by asking victims to claim within 17 weeks’

Mark Duell reports: British Airways was today accused of trying to limit a potential £3billion payout over the data breach that saw cyber-hackers steal more than 500,000 customers’ details. The airline has applied to launch its own class action for victims of the hack – but with the condition that claimants must join within...

Credit card data from Russell Stover breach shows up for sale on the dark web

In an August 30th press release, posted previously on DataBreaches.net, chocolatier Russell Stover disclosed that point-of-sale (POS) terminals in their retail stores appeared to have been compromised by malware. Online customers were reportedly not at risk, but based on its investigation up until that date, they believed that the attacker may have been able...

AU: Tech start-up investigating ‘potential data leak’ on online ticketing platform

Ben Nielsen and Rebecca Puddy report: An online ticketing company has moved quickly to fix a “potential data leak” after a university student claimed the personal details of thousands of people had been revealed. In a statement posted on its website, Get said it had “immediately acted” following reports of a “potential vulnerability” in...

LinkedIn Can’t Block Analytics Company From Scraping Profiles

Wendy Davis reports: LinkedIn can’t rely on a 33-year-old anti-hacking law to prevent prevent the analytics firm HiQ Labs from mining data, a federal appellate court ruled Monday. The ruling, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, leaves in place an injunction that requires LinkedIn to allow publicly available...