Malware

Supervalu investigating potential data breach: WSJ

Ramkumar Iyer reports: U.S. supermarket chain Supervalu Inc is investigating a potential data breach that could have affected more than 1,000 of its stores, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people with knowledge of the matter. The data breach appears to have taken place in late June or early July and may...

OmegaNet reports breach affecting business clients

Last month, I noted that Dennis East International (DEI) was notifying customers after OmegaNet  notified them of a breach. In the interim, OmegaNet, through its attorneys, has notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office that 10 businesses in New Hampshire were affected by a malware incident that was able to capture information before it was...

Chicago Yacht Club hacked

Shia Kapos reports: The Chicago Yacht Club has reported a data breach involving credit and debit cards of its high-profile members. “Regrettably, the Club suffered a computer security incident that may involve your personal information,” wrote Commodore Gerald Bober  in a July 31 letter to members. Read more on Chicago Business.

Cryptolocker victims to get files back for free

Mark Ward reports: All 500,000 victims of Cryptolocker can now recover files encrypted by the malware without paying a ransom. The malicious program encrypted files on Windows computers and demanded a substantial fee before handing over the key to the scrambled files. Thanks to security experts, an online portal has been created where victims can get...

Wireless Emporium customers notified of breach

If you shopped online at WirelessEmporium.com between December 24, 2013 and January, your name, address, payment card number, expiration date, and CVV code made have been acquired by a hacker who inserted malicious software. If you’re among those affected (and they don’t reveal how many were notified), you’ll have to manage on your own...