Malware

Send in the lawyers (Heartland Payment Systems update)

Over on Computerworld, Jaikumar Vijayan reports that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the Heartland Payment Systems breach: A Pennsylvania law firm today filed the first class action lawsuit related to the breach. The lawsuit was filed by Chimicles & Tikellis LLP of Haverford, PA on behalf of Alicia Cooper, a...

UK: Details of the £229 million Japanese Bank Hacking Attempt Revealed

Computer hackers have reportedly applied sophisticated password-detection software application to steal £229million from one of the largest banking groups from Japan. The reports unveiled that a security supervisor from the bank helped Belgian hackers to enter into the offices of Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation in London back in 2004. The company accounts targeted...

Hackers exploit Obama site to spread malware

Gregg Keizer reports: A social networking site operated by the 2008 Barack Obama campaign is serving up malware to unwary visitors a full week after the tactic was reported, a security researcher said today. My.BarackObama.com, still active after the innauguration last week of President Obama, is being used by hackers trying to dupe users...

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....