Hack

Genica/Geeks.com still identifying new victims of 2007 hack

Genica/Geeks.com was in the news last month when they settled charges with the FTC concerning their database security.   Less than two weeks later, they were notifying at least one state attorney general that they had identified yet more victims of the breach that occurred in 2007. By letter dated February 16, 2009 to Maryland,...

ACU says computer server hacked

Brian Bethel reports: An Abilene Christian University computer server was hacked near the end of February, but university officials do not at this point believe any personal information was distributed. An e-mail dated one week ago from the college’s information technology branch states that the school experienced a security breach in a database containing...

FL: Personal information papers found in dumpster

Suncoast News reports that “reams” of personal information, including employment applications, Social Security numbers, and driver’s license numbers, have been found carelessly dumped in a Sarasota dumpster by someone from Westaff Employment, a company that appears to be closed. I expect we will see even more of such reports as small businesses (or large ones)...

Ca: Huron University College data exposure

The University of Western Ontario has posted a notice on its site: Huron University College is seeking assistance in reaching former students, former applicants to Huron, or former residents in Huron’s dormitories whose personal information may have been accessed during a computer server security breach. Huron is an independent, self-governing institution affiliated with The...

Shell Oil web site hacked; customer data acquired

Radio New Zealand is reporting that Shell Oil says 1,400 of its customers in New Zealand and 4,500 in Australia have had personal details stolen by online hackers. Customers who made online applications for fuel cards were affected and their bank account details may have been stolen. The incident was the second breach reported...