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LPL Financial reports theft of computers

LPL Financial (formerly known as Linsco/Private Ledger Corp) has had a number of data breaches in the past few years, most of which never get reported in the media. Two more have just come to light. In one newly revealed incident, two desktop computers were stolen from the office of Sullivan and Schlieman Wealth...

Bullitt Cty employees concerned

More than $400,000 was stolen from Bullitt County taxpayers, but some county employees are worried more was taken than money. County employees are worried their identities were stolen, too. Bullitt County officials said they have recovered some of the money. “It’s kind of scary to think about someone out there having access to your...

Hackers Decrypt Encrypted Data?

Meanwhile, in Manila, the Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. reports: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) started expanding its probe into the credit card fraud after uncovering that the arrested Nigerians who managed to hack the merchant website to get vital information of the credit card holders. Last Friday, agents of the National Bureau...

Apple Learning Initiative security breach

The mothership is alerting members of this online program and forums that their account credentials, login and password, have been compromised. Although such events are common enough elsewhere on the interwebs, it’s quite unusual for one to affect Apple. The email sent to members was included in the post: Dear Apple Learning Interchange member,...

Bike Nashbar Hacked

This site was contacted last week by a customer who had experienced the same problem as reported by other customers of Bike Nashbar (complaints here). Now the Citizen-Times is reporting that discount retailer Bike Nashbar (www.nashbar.com) is calling customers to warn them that their credit card information may have been stolen: A Citizen-Times editor...

Heartland Breach Affects OPFCU

And the impact of the Heartland Payment Systems breach continues: Having police officers around didn’t prevent this credit union from having to deal with a data breach. The Omaha Police Federal Credit Union is replacing 1,167 of its customers’ debit cards after being notified that the card numbers were among those involved in the...

TX Security Guard Arrested for Hacking Hospital

Jesse William McGraw of Arlington, Texas, a/k/a “GhostExodus,” “PhantomExodizzmo,” “Howard Daniel Bertin,” “Howard William McGraw,” and “Howard Rogers,” was arrested by FBI agents last Friday on federal felony charges related to hacking into a hospital’s computer system. According to a statement by James T. Jacks, Acting United States Attorney for the Northern District of...

VITA Faces Hacking Questions

Some Virginia lawmakers say they’re not getting the answers they need from Virginia’s Information Technology Agency or Vita. The FBI and Virginia State Police are investigating a security breach that took place in the state’s prescription drug monitoring database. On April 30th, a hacker accessed about 35 million computerized prescription records. Sandra Ryals, director...

Exec Who Hacked Friends for Sales Gets Probation

A sales executive who used personal information to guess passwords, hack into e-mail accounts and listen in on conference calls at his friends’ companies was sentenced to probation Friday — a punishment the victims said was too lenient. David Goldenberg, 47, of Oceanside, N.Y., was fined $1,000 and sentenced to three years probation Friday...

Prescription Database Breach Could Cost Contractor

The hack of the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program may have serious consequences for contractor Northrop Grumman. The company had received a 10-year $2.3 billion state contract to upgrade the state’s computer system. According to stories in the Washington Post and Daily Press, the state has had issues with Northrop Grumman over the past few...