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AU: Spammers hack into Government jobs website

Asher Moses reports: The NSW Government website used to advertise public service jobs has been hacked into and the perpetrators have spammed the Government’s database of job seekers with phony vacancies in an effort to steal personal data and possibly to spread viruses. The Department of Commerce, which administers the jobs.nsw.gov.au site, refused to...

TN: Hacker sentenced for tampering with medical records

A 39-year-old Dyersburg man who hacked into a private computer and tampered with another person’s health records will spend 28 months in prison. A federal jury convicted Bradley Reeves Forsythe, 53 Ducky Lane, on Sept. 5 of intentionally accessing a computer without authorization to cause damage. Forsythe was sentenced Jan. 9 in U.S. District...

Suspect identified in Heartland Payment Systems breach

Evan Schuman at Storefront Backtalk is reporting that the Secret Service has identified an overseas suspect in the Heartland Payment Systems breach. Evan also has some other updated info on the breach: The processor first learned of the breach (when alerted by Visa and Mastercard) in late October/early November, said Heartland spokesman Jason Maloni....

Six month exposure window on Heartland breach?

According to a CBS news report, Platte Valley Bank issued the following release today: The VISA Fraud Control & Investigations has been notified of a confirmed network intrusion that has put VISA account numbers at risk. Platte Valley Bank received a VISA Alert Wednesday, January 21, 2009. As of Thursday morning, January 22nd, 388...

Data Theft Hits Mainers

Fraudulent charges from Heartland breach were appearing between May 16 and August 19th. Tux Turkel reports: Hundreds of Maine credit and debit card holders appear to have been victims of a nationwide data theft carried out against Heartland Payment Systems, which processes cards for 250,000 restaurants, retailers and other businesses. Several Maine credit unions...

UK: Hackers tried to steal hundreds of millions from bank, court told

David Brown reports: An international gang plotted to steal £229 million from customers’ accounts at a leading bank by hacking into computers, a court was told yesterday. A security supervisor smuggled two Belgian computer hackers into the London offices of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation by pretending that they were friends who had arrived for...

Two credit unions report debit card misuse linked to Heartland breach

Yesterday, we reported that Piedmont Credit Union in North Carolina had reported that 15 of its members were reporting fraudulent use of their Visa-issued debit cards, mostly at gas stations in Florida. We also reported that Oregon Territory Federal Credit Union members were reporting misuse of their debit cards. At the time of the...

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,...