Business Sector

Activist Leaks Files From a Data Broker for Demoing its Software With ICE

Joseph Cox reports: To protest a data broker giving trial accounts of their product to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, a source has provided Motherboard with internal files of Sayari, a company that collects and resells access to data on citizens from more than a hundred different countries. Sayari’s data banks include physical addresses,...

Court approves extradition of young hacker to US

Jonathan Shkurko reports: Joshua Epiphaniou will be the first Cypriot to be extradited to the United States after a Nicosia court ruled he should stand trial there, his lawyer Michael Chambers said. He faces 20 years in prison in two US states – Georgia and Arizona – where he faces several charges including wire...

Macy’s Customer Payment Info Stolen in Magecart Data Breach

Lawrence Abrams reports: Macy’s has announced that they have suffered a data breach due to their web site being hacked with malicious scripts that steal customer’s payment information. This type of compromise is called MageCart attack and consists of hackers compromising a web site so that they can inject malicious JavaScript scripts into various...

TW: Online box office EZding liable for data theft and consequential damages

Arthur Shay of Shay and Partners writes: In September 2019 a landmark appeal court decision found an online information service provider liable for consequential damages of data theft. In April 2017 subscribers and users of one of Taiwan’s most popular box office websites, EZding, reported numerous data theft incidents. EZding rejected the complaints about...