Malware

Security experts uncover one-stop botnet marketplace

Researchers have uncovered a fully-functional marketplace for the building and selling of botnets. Security firm Finjan said that the site allows criminals to obtain everything from malware and data, to networks of infected PCs. Yuval Ben-Itzhak, chief technology officer at Finjan, described the new site an “eBay for stolen data”. “It is basically a...

Heartland, RBS WorldPay lawsuits consolidated

Dan Kaplan of SC Magazine reports that in separate judgments, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation decided this week that lawsuits against Heartland will be heard in Texas, while action against RBS WorldPay will be moved to Georgia: “These actions share factual allegations concerning an electronic intrusion into Heartland’s processing system,” said the...

Bits ‘n Pieces

In the justice system: Eight people involved in a credit card-skimming scheme which netted more than $700,000 from customers of Washington D.C. restaurants pleaded guilty to charges including bank fraud, access device fraud and aggravated identity theft. More. Also see USAO Eastern Virginia press release. (Previous coverage here) Winnipeg Police have charged Mcena Ijaz...

NV: Data leak raises questions

The Rebel Yell reports that letters were sent to about 20 students at University of Nevada – Las Vegas College of Sciences after the college discovered a virus had affected one of its computers. The college reportedly found that no data had been leaked. The story does not indicate what types of personal information...

Hundreds of Aviva customers notified of data breach

Aviva USA is notifying hundreds customers that their Social Security numbers may have been acquired after malware infected one of their computers. In a May 28 letter (pdf) to the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office, Aviva’s Chief Privacy Officer Carolyn Gee explained that the exposure occurred while the company “was conducting online research to...