Business Sector

UK: Cards compromised in petrol station fraud

More than 40 debit and credit cards have been compromised at a service station in Northamptonshire. About 45 people have had their bank cards compromised after using them to buy goods and services at the Shell Service Station on the A5 at Paulerspury near Towcester. Shortly after the cards were used at the station,...

Additional information on the Wyndham breach

As a follow-up to the blog entry on a hack of Wyndham, a copy of their October notification sent to at least one state attorney general is now available online. That notification indicates that: In mid-September, a WHR data center administrator detected unusual activity on one of the company servers...

Absolute and Ponemon Institute Study Shows Many Employees Undermine Traditional Data Breach Prevention Strategies

From the press release: Absolute(R) Software Corporation and the Ponemon Institute today announced the findings of a new study on the use of encryption on laptops by employees within corporations in the U.S. The study, “The Human Factor in Laptop Encryption: US Study,” revealed that more than half (56%) of business (non-IT) managers polled,...

WA: Customers’ data stolen from store

Checking account and credit card numbers of customers who shopped at the Spokane Valley Northwest Bedding store Friday and Saturday were stolen over the weekend, officials said. No signs of forced entry to the business at 14102 E. Sprague Ave. were found. Northwest Bedding’s alarm system notified police about 6 p.m. Saturday, Reagan said....

MS: Credit card fraud suspects sought

From the please-retrain-the-employees-dept: Metro Crime Stoppers is offering up to $1,000 for tips leading to the location and arrest of two suspects involved in several credit card purchasing scams committed in the Hattiesburg area – the most recent on Jan. 5 at Hattiesburg Cycles in the 6400 block of U.S. 49. Suspects entered the...