Hack

Debit card breach is traced to Cheers Liquor Mart

Wayne Heilman reports: A debit card breach affecting thousands of Colorado Springs area cardholders resulted from outside hackers gaining access to Cheers Liquor Mart’s computer system sometime last month, owners of the Springs-based retailer said Friday. Cheers hired Cyopsis LLC, a Denver-based information technology forensics and investigations firm, to determine the source of the...

Student data stolen from National Institute of Educational Testing Service

Earlier this month, The Nation reported that Thailand’s National Institute of Educational Testing Service (“NIETS”) web site had been downed by denial of service attacks and had been offline between Wednesday through Friday. The Nation subsequently reported that NIETS learned that information about some 1,000 students were stolen by hackers in the attack. Deputy...

PayChoice Suffers Another Data Breach

Brian Krebs reports: Payroll services provider PayChoice took its Web-based service offline for the second time in a month on Wednesday in response to yet another data breach caused by hackers. Moorestown, N.J. based PayChoice, provides direct payroll processing services and licenses its online employee payroll management product to at least 240 other payroll...

Big-Box Breach: The Inside Story of Wal-Mart’s Hacker Attack

Kim Zetter reports: Wal-Mart was the victim of a serious security breach in 2005 and 2006 in which hackers targeted the development team in charge of the chain’s point-of-sale system and siphoned source code and other sensitive data to a computer in Eastern Europe, Wired.com has learned. Internal documents reveal for the first time...