Hack

KY: Hackers break into STAR and ATM Network

Forcht Bank disabled 8,500 customer debit cards this week after learning they could have potentially been hacked into by persons creating duplicate cards. Eddie Woodruff, chief operations officer for the bank, confirmed that 8,500 of the bank’s roughly 22,000 total debit cards had been deactivated, but the move was primarily a precaution. “Right now,...

In: Ankleshwar company’s bank account hacked

A police complaint has been filed against eight persons on Friday for their involvement in hacking the online bank account of Gujarat Insecticide Ltd at GIDC here and transferring Rs 7.39 lakh. “They transferred the amount to a different account and pocketed the money,” said an official. The company’s account in Bank of Baroda...

2nd man arraigned in Dave & Buster’s ID theft, fraud

Robert E. Kessler reports: Will the real “JonnyHell” please stand up? Federal prosecutors said Friday that Aleksandr Suvorov, 26, of Estonia, used that Internet name in some of his illegal hacking escapades, as he was arraigned on fraud charges in U.S. District Court in Central Islip. Suvorov was accused of being one of the...

ME: Bank hears of data breach

Mechele Cooper reports: Kennebec Savings Bank has informed 1,500 customers their debit card numbers may have been compromised in a security breach. Bank officials blamed the breach on credit card companies’ failure to police the merchants that use their cards. The breach was reported to bank officials by MasterCard. Mark Johnston, bank president and...

Nabbed over credit card fraud

A Malaysian man wanted in the United States for credit card fraud amounting to US$150 million (S$223 million) was arrested by the Thai authorities and US Secret Service agents on Tuesday. According to local media, the man, whom Post Today identified as Gooi Kok Seng, was nabbed on the outskirts of Bangkok. Police said...

PA: Police: School data hacked, grades altered

Pottsville police anticipate filing charges against one or more computer hackers who unlawfully made changes to an online grading system used by Pottsville Area School District. “You had some people who hacked into a school-functioned, online site and found ways to change data that was put in there,” Pottsville police Capt. Ronald J. Moser...

NE: E-mail spurs NECC to file libel suit

A Nebraska college is suing the unknown person or people who sent an e-mail to state officials and the news media that college officials say was intended to embarrass the school. The lawsuit filed Monday in Madison County District Court says the e-mail signed by “necc–student” complained that a Northeast Community College student was...

Additional information on the Wyndham breach

As a follow-up to the blog entry on a hack of Wyndham, a copy of their October notification sent to at least one state attorney general is now available online. That notification indicates that: In mid-September, a WHR data center administrator detected unusual activity on one of the company servers...

NY: Hackers steal 450 Social Security numbers from U. of Rochester

Meaghan M. McDermott reports: Personal information including Social Security numbers of about 450 current and former University of Rochester students was stolen by hackers this week from a UR database. According to the university, the information was taken from a non-academic student database and copied illegally to an off-campus IP address. The breach was...