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2 students accused of hacking into Pflugerville ISD computers

Two students admit they hacked into Pflugerville ISD school computers and got access to sensitive information, according to an arrest affidavit. Police says Joshua Cook and Kelton Gilmore, both 18, got a hold of security passwords, alarm codes, personal staff information as well as tests. On Dec. 4, Nelson Coulter, principal of Hendrickson High...

UK: Hackers steal details of 4.5 million in attack on Monster jobs site

Alexi Mostrous reports: The personal details of millions of job seekers have been stolen in the largest data protection theft in Britain, The Times has learned. Hackers gained access to confidential information provided by 4.5 million people to Monster.co.uk, the online recruitment site. Names, passwords, telephone numbers, email addresses, birth dates, sex and ethnicity...

AU: Spammers hack into Government jobs website

Asher Moses reports: The NSW Government website used to advertise public service jobs has been hacked into and the perpetrators have spammed the Government’s database of job seekers with phony vacancies in an effort to steal personal data and possibly to spread viruses. The Department of Commerce, which administers the jobs.nsw.gov.au site, refused to...

TN: Hacker sentenced for tampering with medical records

A 39-year-old Dyersburg man who hacked into a private computer and tampered with another person’s health records will spend 28 months in prison. A federal jury convicted Bradley Reeves Forsythe, 53 Ducky Lane, on Sept. 5 of intentionally accessing a computer without authorization to cause damage. Forsythe was sentenced Jan. 9 in U.S. District...

Suspect identified in Heartland Payment Systems breach

Evan Schuman at Storefront Backtalk is reporting that the Secret Service has identified an overseas suspect in the Heartland Payment Systems breach. Evan also has some other updated info on the breach: The processor first learned of the breach (when alerted by Visa and Mastercard) in late October/early November, said Heartland spokesman Jason Maloni....