Malware

Data on up to 750,000 Japan Airlines mileage club members may have leaked

Kyodo reports: Japan Airlines Co. said Wednesday that personal information on up to 750,000 JAL mileage club members may have leaked after someone gained unauthorized access to the company’s computer system The data include members’ names, addresses, birthdays and email addresses, the company said, adding that it has not confirmed the leak of passwords...

Home Depot breach prompts class action in Canada, too

Richard Blackwell reports: Martin Knuth has made so many purchases at Home Depot that he regards the store as “my second home.” But the recent security breach at the home renovation retailer upset Mr. Knuth, a retiree who lives in Regina, Sask., so much that he volunteered to become the representative plaintiff in the...

Neiman Marcus Skirts Data Breach Class Action

Law360 reports: An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday tossed a proposed class action alleging that Neiman Marcus Group LLC negligently failed to protect 350,000 customers’ credit card information prior to a 2013 hack into the high-end department store’s servers, ruling the plaintiffs had lacked Article III standing. Granting the defendant’s motion to dismiss, U.S....

Hackers lock up thousands of Australian computers, demand ransom

Ben Grubb reports: Thousands of Australian computers are being locked up by hackers using malicious software that encrypts files and asks for a ransom to make them available again. Fairfax Media understands Australian government agencies and a number of large enterprises and individuals have been successfully targeted by the scam. Called “Cryptolocker” and “CryptoWall”,...