Hack

Facebook IDs hacker who tried to sell 1.5M accounts

Robert McMillan reports: Facebook has identified the hacker named Kirllos who tried to sell 1.5 million Facebook accounts recently in underground hacking forums. According to the investigators at the social networking site, he’s guilty of both hacking and hyperbole. Kirllos was first spotted by researchers at VeriSign’s iDefense group a few weeks after he...

Ukrainian in biggest credit card con job held in Delhi

Faizan Haider reports: Officers from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and its Indian counterpart detained a Ukrainian national from the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) on Monday for his involvement in Net fraud and identity theft. The man, Sergey V. Storchak, was travelling on a Jetlite flight S2 120 (Goa-Mumbai-Delhi). He is alleged...

Latvian hacker “Neo” found

Nathan Greenhalgh reports: A researcher at the University of Latvia’s Institute of Mathematics and Computer Science has confessed to being the hacker “Neo” who illegally accessed and enabled the publication of the tax records of Latvia’s political and business elite. Ilmārs Poikāns, 31 of Riga, was arrested Tuesday night by police after police confiscated...

Picante restaurant is victim of credit card scam

Frances Dinkelspiel reports: Picante, the popular Mexican restaurant on 6th Street , has been the target of an international credit card fraud operation, its owner says today. Thieves from as far away as Russia managed to penetrate the restaurant’s credit card encryption system and steal the numbers of dozens of customers,...

Heartland breach expenses pegged at $140M — so far

Jaikumar Vijayan reports: The costs to Heartland Payment Systems Inc. from the massive data breach that it disclosed in January 2009 appear to be steadily adding up. Quarterly financial results released by Heartland last week show that the card payment processor has accrued $139.4 million in breach-related expenses. The figure includes a settlement totaling...

Coincidence or….?

A glance at NYS’s Consumer Protection breach log for May shows that the state received 12 notifications yesterday — and all of them were hacking incidents. Twelve received in one day? Only one of them has been reported on this site previously (Monoprice). The numbers indicate the reported number of NYS residents affected: 05/06/2010...

Heartland Breach: Consumer Settlement Proposed

Linda McGlasson reports: A proposed settlement of the consumer class action suit brought against payments processor Heartland Payments System got preliminary approval from a U.S. District Court judge in late April. The proposed settlement would create a $4 million pool to pay consumers and settle the case. In a “fairness hearing” on April...

Russian hacker ‘Kirllos’ not in NZ

A Russian Facebook hacker is not based in New Zealand, say New Zealand police following a two-week investigation. Reports that the hacker known as Kirllos was living in New Zealand and attempting to sell the login details of social network website users were wrong and the hacker had no link to New Zealand, Detective...

(RBS follow-up) Ex-cop admits role in $4.2m ATM heist

Patsy Moy reports: Two Hong Kong men using fake bank cards produced by US-based hackers withdrew HK$4.2 million from various ATM machines in less than eight hours, the District Court heard yesterday. Cheung Hoi-wing, 40, a transport worker and former police officer, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy after...