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AL: Major Credit Card Security Breach, Thousands Affected

A major credit card security breach is affecting thousands of people tonight. We have confirmed several credit card companies are canceling accounts and issuing new credit and check cards. NBC 15 News contacted Visa to try to find out where the security breach happened.. A Visa representative told us: For security, the bank...

Heartland, RBS WorldPay lawsuits consolidated

Dan Kaplan of SC Magazine reports that in separate judgments, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided this week that lawsuits against Heartland will be heard in Texas, while action against RBS WorldPay will be moved to Georgia: “These actions share factual allegations concerning an electronic intrusion into Heartland’s processing system,” said the...

Class action lawsuit filed over Aetna hack (updated)

Courthouse News Service reports that a class action claim has been filed against insurance giant Aetna as a result of the recent security breach in which hackers gained access to personal information about 450,000 employees, former employees and potential employees. At the time, Aetna stated that the incident exposed the SSN of approximately 65,000...

Update: T-Mobile confirms some data theft

I received an updated statement from T-Mobile overnight. Their revised statement confirms that at least some data were stolen, but they do not confirm that the breach described on the the Full Disclosure mail list was as extensive as the hackers claimed when they posted, “We have everything, their databases, confidental documents, scripts and...

Pointer: Commentaries on Merrick Bank v. Savvis

Last week, people started talking about a lawsuit first filed last year by Merrick Bank against Savvis Inc. The basis for the suit is that when Savvis audited CardSystems Solutions for compliance with the CISP security standards of the time, they gave them a clean bill of health. Merrick sued them after the breach,...

T-Mobile USA investigating claims they were hacked

An email posted to the Full Disclosure mail list on Saturday by pwnmobile_at_Safe-mail.net claims: Like Checkpoint Tmobile has been owned for some time. We have everything, their databases, confidental documents, scripts and programs from their servers, financial documents up to 2009. We already contacted with their competitors and they didn’t show interest in buying...

Update: Virginia notifies residents of Prescription Monitoring Program hack

Bill Sizemore of The Virginian-Pilot reports that the state is sending breach notifications to 530,000 Virginians whose Social Security numbers may have been  in the state’s Prescription Monitoring Program database that was hacked on April 30.  An additional 1,400  users of the database  who may have provided Social Security numbers when they registered for...

MI: Credit-card thefts blamed for Spicy Pickle closings

This follow-up to a breach originally reported on PogoWasRight.org last year demonstrates how what might appear to be less than catastrophic data breaches can wipe out a small or medium-sized business. William R. Wood reports on MLive.com: The area’s two Spicy Pickle restaurants closed Monday, their owner saying that they were victims of the...

Batteries.com—Security Breach

My Take on Life reports a breach of batteries.com’s server that compromised names, addresses, and credit card data. A small number of fraud reports have already been made that may be a result of the breach. From the FAQ on batteries.com site, where you can learn more about the incident:   What happened? An...

Rash of debit fraud due to Heartland Payment Systems breach

When Heartland Payment Systems announced a major breach on January 20, some banks and credit unions decided to replace cards proactively. Others decided to just monitor the cards flagged. Now, one week after the deadline for submitting claims to Visa, some banks may be regretting their decision not to replace cards. For example, consider...