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Nabbed over credit card fraud

A Malaysian man wanted in the United States for credit card fraud amounting to US$150 million (S$223 million) was arrested by the Thai authorities and US Secret Service agents on Tuesday. According to local media, the man, whom Post Today identified as Gooi Kok Seng, was nabbed on the outskirts of Bangkok. Police said...

PA: Police: School data hacked, grades altered

Pottsville police anticipate filing charges against one or more computer hackers who unlawfully made changes to an online grading system used by Pottsville Area School District. “You had some people who hacked into a school-functioned, online site and found ways to change data that was put in there,” Pottsville police Capt. Ronald J. Moser...

NE: E-mail spurs NECC to file libel suit

A Nebraska college is suing the unknown person or people who sent an e-mail to state officials and the news media that college officials say was intended to embarrass the school. The lawsuit filed Monday in Madison County District Court says the e-mail signed by “necc–student” complained that a Northeast Community College student was...

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...

NY: Hackers steal 450 Social Security numbers from U. of Rochester

Meaghan M. McDermott reports: Personal information including Social Security numbers of about 450 current and former University of Rochester students was stolen by hackers this week from a UR database. According to the university, the information was taken from a non-academic student database and copied illegally to an off-campus IP address. The breach was...

Ca: Vaughan mayor wants to re-open e-mail snooping report

Caroline Grech reports: A report looking into how Mayor Linda Jackson’s e-mails ended up on the doorstep of former Mayor Michael Di Biase’s doorstep during the heated 2006 municipal election campaign has finally been made public. The report, obtained by the Vaughan Citizen, concluded the hacking of Ms Jackson’s e-mail was not due to...

TJX Maxx hacker banged up for 30 years

John E. Dunn reports: Maksym Yastremskiy, the Ukrainian accused of being a key figure in the infamous TJX Maxx Wi-Fi hack of 2005, has been sentenced to 30-years in prison by a Turkish court. Yastremskiy – or ‘Maksik’ as he was sometimes identified – was one of 11 people eventually arrested at the request...

Soapblox hacked, quits, tries to re-start

Slightly OT, but a reader alerted me to this: On January 6, SoapBlox, a blogging community for mostly political bloggers, posted the following: SoapBlox is Dead It was a good ride, but it’s over. Thanks for all the fish. All these hackers messing with our stuff, and we here at SoapBlox have no clue...

Weak Password Brings ‘Happiness’ to Twitter Hacker

Kim Zetter reports: An 18-year-old hacker with a history of celebrity pranks has admitted to Monday’s hijacking of multiple high-profile Twitter accounts, including President-Elect Barack Obama’s, and the official feed for Fox News. The hacker, who goes by the handle GMZ, told Threat Level on Tuesday he gained entry to Twitter’s administrative control panel...

Kr: Hacker opens gaping holes in CSAT score security

As the investigation into the leak of college entrance exam results rolls on, prosecutors said yesterday that the computer server at the Korea Institute for Curriculum and Evaluation, which administers the exam, had been hacked over 200 times. Not only the test results but also the institute’s internal information was stolen. According to prosecution...