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Hackers Breach Payroll Giant, Target Customers

Brian Krebs reports: Hackers last week apparently used stolen account information from a New Jersey company that provides online payroll services to target the firm’s customers in a scheme to steal passwords and other information. Unlike typical so-called “phishing” scams — which are sent indiscriminately to large numbers of people in the hopes...

UNC security breach less severe than feared

As an update to a previously reported breach: A hacker who wormed into a UNC Chapel Hill computer server may not have gotten access to as much information as officials originally feared. UNC School of Medicine officials said last week that a security breach had left data related to as many as 236,000 women...

Second blow for Bolton as company is banned

In a follow-up to a case where a data breach has had massive consequences for the breached entity, Mark Hawthorne reports that Nicholas Bolton lost another round in court in Australia when the court affirmed a decision by the Australian Domain Name Administrator (AuDA) banning Bottle Domains from selling or administering domain names: In...

Hacker hits UNC-Chapel Hill study data

From McClatchy Newspapers: A hacker has infiltrated a computer server housing the personal data of 236,000 women enrolled in a UNC-Chapel Hill research study. Among the information exposed: the Social Security numbers of 163,000 study participants. Though the intrusion was detected in late July, computer forensics experts say it may have happened two years...

Commerce Bank replaces cards compromised in Heartland breach

Dan Margolies reports that Commerce Bank in Kansas City is first replacing credit cards after a recent small wave of fraudulent activity was reported. The compromised cards were involved in the Heartland Payment Systems breach disclosed in January 2009. “We are now beginning to reissue some cards that were part of the block of...