Hack

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...

Former worker hacked casino computers

New information is coming to light about the case against a man from Luzerne County accused of hacking into a casino’s computer system to get revenge. Investigators call Leo Hornbaker, III a computer whiz who used his smarts to try to get back at the Mount Airy Casino According to court papers, Hornbaker was...

PerlMonks suffers unholy hack

Web developer site PerlMonks is obliging users to change up their passwords, following a successful hacking attack. The community website, which provides a forum for users interested in Perl programming and related subjects, such as web applications and system administration, posted a notice (extract below) admitting the hacker had breached its systems in May....

Methinks he might protest too much

As someone who routinely makes snarky pronouncements about breaches, I was actually impressed by how Toronto Hydro handled their recent data breach. Yet some people were strongly critical. The facts of the breach, as I currently understand them are that: 179,000 Toronto Hydro customer account numbers were illegally accessed in the company’s e-billing system....