Hack

NE: E-mail spurs NECC to file libel suit

A Nebraska college is suing the unknown person or people who sent an e-mail to state officials and the news media that college officials say was intended to embarrass the school. The lawsuit filed Monday in Madison County District Court says the e-mail signed by “necc–student” complained that a Northeast Community College student was...

Additional information on the Wyndham breach

As a follow-up to the blog entry on a hack of Wyndham, a copy of their October notification sent to at least one state attorney general is now available online. That notification indicates that: In mid-September, a WHR data center administrator detected unusual activity on one of the company servers...

NY: Hackers steal 450 Social Security numbers from U. of Rochester

Meaghan M. McDermott reports: Personal information including Social Security numbers of about 450 current and former University of Rochester students was stolen by hackers this week from a UR database. According to the university, the information was taken from a non-academic student database and copied illegally to an off-campus IP address. The breach was...

Ca: Vaughan mayor wants to re-open e-mail snooping report

Caroline Grech reports: A report looking into how Mayor Linda Jackson’s e-mails ended up on the doorstep of former Mayor Michael Di Biase’s doorstep during the heated 2006 municipal election campaign has finally been made public. The report, obtained by the Vaughan Citizen, concluded the hacking of Ms Jackson’s e-mail was not due to...

TJX Maxx hacker banged up for 30 years

John E. Dunn reports: Maksym Yastremskiy, the Ukrainian accused of being a key figure in the infamous TJX Maxx Wi-Fi hack of 2005, has been sentenced to 30-years in prison by a Turkish court. Yastremskiy – or ‘Maksik’ as he was sometimes identified – was one of 11 people eventually arrested at the request...