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MasterCard: Most banks agree to breach settlement

The Associated Press reports: MasterCard Inc. said Thursday nearly all of the banks with claims related to a 2008 data security breach have agreed to accept a settlement. The settlement, agreed to by MasterCard and credit card payment processor Heartland Payment Systems Inc., required at least 80 percent acceptance by MasterCard issuing banks. MasterCard...

UK: Barking and Dagenham data breach put bank details at risk

A data breach cost the council £20,000 to fix after fears that bank details of employees may have been hacked into. Council staff discovered the breach on February 3 and found that the financial system had been cloned into a test server, copying sensitive data. They detected a large amount of hacking activity from...

Cisco warns attendees that the Cisco Live database was hacked

Larry Chaffin writes: I, along with thousands of others, received an interesting e-mail from Cisco this morning warning me that details about me seem to have wound up in the hands of unauthorized people. Cisco Subnet editor, Julie Bort, also received an e-mail tip from a reader about the situation. You know I have...

Investor, TJX settle suit over data theft

Hiawatha Bray reports: TJX Cos., which owns the T.J. Maxx and Marshalls discount retail chains, has settled an investor lawsuit related to the theft of millions of its customers’ credit card numbers. The Louisiana Municipal Police Employees’ Retirement System, which holds shares of TJX stock, alleged that members of the TJX board of directors...

Pirate Bay Hack Exposes User Booty

Brian Krebs reports: Security weaknesses in the hugely popular file-sharing Web site thepiratebay.org have exposed the user names, e-mail and Internet addresses of more than 4 million Pirate Bay users, according to information obtained by KrebsOnSecurity.com. An Argentinian hacker named Ch Russo said he and two of his associates discovered multiple SQL injection vulnerabilities...

IN: Card breach linked to national company

Kristin Maiorano reports: A local security breach with credit and debit cards has been linked to a national company. Lafayette Police detective B.T. Brown said the security issue affected the Camilles Sidewalk Cafe restaurants in the area. But Brown said the breach was strictly through Camilles’ parent company, Beautiful Brands International. “They [local Camilles...

NY: Going hack to school

Rebecca Harshbarger andYoav Gonen report: It was a technical foul. Hackers accessed the personal information of more than 2,400 Brooklyn Tech HS students and posted it on the school’s Web site, The Post has learned. The startling security breach put students’ names, addresses and birth dates — and, in many cases, their Social Security...

TX: Dozens of credit card numbers stolen from Driskill guests

Tony Plohetski reports: The credit card numbers of dozens of recent guests at the downtown Driskill Hotel were stolen after thieves hacked into the accounting network for the hotel’s management company, officials said. Austin police said they are still trying to determine the exact number of local victims, but that up to 700 people...

Hacker jailed over complex web scam

UKPA reports: A young computer hacker who carried out a sophisticated and lucrative online fraud operation to feed his gambling habit has been jailed. Alistair Peckover, 21, bought a Porsche, expensive watches and more than £30,000 worth of gold bullion using the proceeds from his complex scam. Detectives said he systematically defrauded legitimate online...