Hack

Gonzalez’s lawyer criticizes federal prosecutors

Albert Gonzalez, a suspect in several hacking cases, was close to reaching a comprehensive plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Massachusetts and New York when federal prosecutors in New Jersey indicted him on Monday on a new raft of computer crimes, said Mr. Gonzalez’s lawyer, Rene Palomino Jr. Mr. Palomino said the settlement...

Hackers break into police computer as sting backfires

An Australian Federal Police boast, on the ABC’s Four Corners program, about officers breaking up an underground hacker forum, has backfired after hackers broke into a federal police computer system. Security consultants say police appear to have been using the computer as a honeypot to collect information on members of the forum but the...

Radisson breach affects N. American guests

The Associated Press has an item about Radisson Hotels & Resorts notifying guests of a breach that involved their credit card numbers. And I see that on Radisson’s site, they have posted a letter to guests: Radisson values your business and respects the privacy of your information, which is why we wish to inform...

UMass battles hacker attack

Since the University of Massachusetts announced a breach of its computer system earlier this month, there have been a few inquiries but no evidence that hackers actually stole information, according to UMass spokesman Edward F. Blaguszewski. By law UMass had to post a notice on its Web site reporting “a breach of security regarding...

7-Eleven statement regarding 2007 credit card fraud

7-Eleven, Inc. has learned that federal authorities in New Jersey have indicted individuals for the theft of credit and debit card numbers in a computer hacking scheme targeting multiple retailers in a number of separate incidents over the last several years. The company became aware in late 2007 that a security breach had occurred....

Three indicted for hacking Heartland, 7-Eleven, and Hannaford; Over 130 million credit and debit card numbers stolen

An indictment was returned today against three individuals who are charged with being responsible for five corporate data breaches, including the single largest reported data breach in U.S. history, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., along with Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and United States Secret...

Hackers strike UC Berkeley again

Hackers have struck again at UC Berkeley computers, this time at the Graduate School of Journalism, the university announced Tuesday. In a statement from the university’s Department of Public Affairs, the school said a hacker may have gained access to “Social Security numbers and/or dates of birth” of 493 applicants to the journalism school...

Seattle man sentenced for ID theft, hacking

Frederick Eugene Wood once had been a promising medical student, before the methamphetamine took over. Then he became an HIV-infected addict who used his smarts as a computer hacker and identity thief. Tuesday, a federal judge in Seattle sentenced the 34-year-old Seattle man to more than three years in prison for using peer-to-peer file-sharing...

Chinese hackers detained

Police in northeastern China’s border prefecture Yanbian said Friday they have detained two hackers who stole 450 million won (about 362,000 U.S. dollars) from online accounts at the Republic of Korea banks. The case involved the largest amount of money of its kind in China, said the public security bureau at a press conference...

Amuse reports leak, possible hack

Amuse Inc., a Japanese provider of management services for musicians and athletes, said credit card data and other personal information of 148,680 clients may have been stolen in a possible hacker attack from overseas. The Tokyo-based company said 34,097 credit card numbers and expiration dates were illegally accessed by a party using a server...