Malware

OR: State loses 45 Social Security numbers in scam

Alexander Rich reports: An online scammer made off with 45 Social Security numbers after sending a virus to a computer at the Department of Human Services office in Coos Bay last week. The virus arrived in the form of a bogus e-mail with a link on it Jan. 23. When an employee clicked on...

Canadian Tire cancels 16,000 Mastercards after Heartland breach results in hundreds of cards being misused

Canadian Tire (TSX:CTC) says it has cancelled and is re-issuing 16,000 Mastercard credit cards issued by its financial services arm over security concerns. Spokeswoman Lisa Gibson says the cards were deemed to be at risk after a widespread security breach disclosed last week by Heartland Payment Systems (NYSE:HPY), a U.S. credit card transaction processor....

NC: Probe of UNCG security breach finds fewer people put at risk

Ryan Seals reports: A computer breach discovered at UNCG in December didn’t effect as many students and employees as once thought, officials said Wednesday. An investigation of the breach, which was caused by a computer virus, revealed that a possible 275 people may have been impacted from the data loss. The breach was traced...

NC: SECU probes fraud cases after security breach

Renee Chou reports: Officials with the State Employees Credit Union are investigating 40 cases of fraud in the wake of a security breach at a company that processes credit card payments nationwide. SECU receives card transactions through Visa, which receives the transactions from Heartland. The credit union has issued new credit cards and...