Malware

Malware strikes Titanium Metals Corp.

Titanium Metals Corporation (“TIMET”) notified the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office on August 13 that “malicious software circumvented the Company’s firewall protections and downloaded information from the Company’s systems.” TIMET reports that their Information Services Department discovered and stopped the cyberattack, but does not indicate how long it took for the attack to...

7-Eleven statement regarding 2007 credit card fraud

7-Eleven, Inc. has learned that federal authorities in New Jersey have indicted individuals for the theft of credit and debit card numbers in a computer hacking scheme targeting multiple retailers in a number of separate incidents over the last several years. The company became aware in late 2007 that a security breach had occurred....

Three indicted for hacking Heartland, 7-Eleven, and Hannaford; Over 130 million credit and debit card numbers stolen

An indictment was returned today against three individuals who are charged with being responsible for five corporate data breaches, including the single largest reported data breach in U.S. history, announced Acting U.S. Attorney Ralph J. Marra, Jr., along with Assistant Attorney General of the Criminal Division Lanny A. Breuer and United States Secret...

Hacker used Twitter to control infected PCs

Twitter’s been having a rough couple of weeks. A researcher looking into the attacks that knocked Twitter offline last week discovered another, unrelated security problem. At least one criminal was using a Twitter account to control a network of a couple hundred infected personal computers, mostly in Brazil. Networks of infected PCs are referred...

Aussie accused of using malware to steal bank details

An Australian has been charged with infecting 3000 computers worldwide with viruses designed to capture banking details. The 20-year-old from Adelaide is also suspected of having developed software capable of launching virus attacks on 74,000 computers worldwide. The man has been charged with offences including unauthorised modification of computer data, supply and possession...

Eight million gamers suffered from computer virus

A destructive computer virus invented by a group of 11 people stole and sold the personal details of more than eight million gamers, a Xuzhou court was told. The virus called Wenrou had attacked more than 1,200 websites, seriously damaged the operation of more than 40 online games and contributed to half of all...

Clampi Trojan stealing online bank data

Hundreds of thousands of Windows computers are believed to be infected with a Trojan called “Clampi” that has been stealing banking and other login credentials from compromised PCs since 2007, a security researcher said on the eve of the Black Hat security conference. Clampi, also known as Ligats, Ilomo, or Rscan, infects computers in...

Carrell Clinic guard indicted

A federal grand jury in Dallas has returned an indictment charging an Arlington, Texas, man, who worked as a contract security guard at the Carrell Clinic on North Central Expressway in Dallas, with felony offenses related to his compromising and damaging the hospital’s computer system, announced Acting U.S. Attorney James T. Jacks of the...

First National Bank closes debit accounts

Another delayed effect of the Heartland breach…. More than two thousand debit card customers of First National Bank of Howell have had their accounts closed down after learning of a security breach. Bank officials tell WHMI that after learning of an information breach at Heartland Payment Systems, a national credit and debit card processing...

Online thieves raid Hong Kong accounts

Hong Kong banks have been ordered to step up online security Relevant Products/Services measures after it emerged that thieves had stolen more than 289,000 Hong Kong dollars (37,000 US dollars) in a series of Internet bank raids, officials confirmed Tuesday. The Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) said the money was stolen in three separate...