Malware

AU: Accused bank computer hacker faces court

Larine Statham reports: Police will spend the next four months building a case against an alleged computer hacker who planned to attack 74,000 computers worldwide from Adelaide. The accused, Anthony Scott Harrison, 20, faced the Adelaide Magistrates Court for the first time on Friday. Police allege Harrison compromised more than 3,000 computers throughout...

Gonzalez’s lawyer criticizes federal prosecutors

Albert Gonzalez, a suspect in several hacking cases, was close to reaching a comprehensive plea agreement with federal prosecutors in Massachusetts and New York when federal prosecutors in New Jersey indicted him on Monday on a new raft of computer crimes, said Mr. Gonzalez’s lawyer, Rene Palomino Jr. Mr. Palomino said the settlement...

Hacking kingpin negotiating plea deal with feds

The former government informant facing three separate indictments for allegedly being behind the largest data breaches in U.S. history is being offered a plea deal, U.S. and defense attorneys confirmed today. The plea negotiations with Albert Gonzalez, 28, of Miami, Fla., who was indicted Monday for the third time in connection with major data...

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....