Malware

PCI’s Shield Suffers Another Blow As Heartland Reports a Hack

More on the Heartland Payment Systems breach reported earlier today…. from Digital Transactions: Princeton, N.J.-based Heartland is one of the nation’s largest acquirers, processing for about 250,000 merchant locations. It has a number of business units, including its so-called Network Services segment serving mostly petroleum retailers that Heartland bought last year from Alliance...

Heartland Payment Systems Uncovers Malicious Software In Its Processing System (updated)

From their press release: Payments processor Heartland Payment Systems has learned it was the victim of a security breach within its processing system in 2008. Heartland believes the intrusion is contained. No merchant data or cardholder Social Security numbers, unencrypted personal identification numbers (PIN), addresses or telephone numbers were involved in the breach....

WA: Hacker hits county Web site

San Juan County’s Web site was hacked January 15. The county Information Technology department is warning computer users to keep a close eye on their personal data if they accessed the site that day, although it does not appear that any data was compromised. About 8:35 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009 morning the County’s...

Blaine Man Pleads Guilty to Sabotaging Former Employer’s Computer System

Slightly off-topic because no PII seems to have been involved, but suppose he had decided to capture transactions instead of just crashing the system? A 21-year-old Blaine man pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in connection with sabotaging his former employer’s computer system after being terminated. David Ernest Everett Jr. pleaded guilty to one...

UK: Sacked IT admin sentenced for hacking ex-employer

Dan Goodin reports: A British IT admin was ordered to pay more than £3,000 and given a three-months jail sentence after being accused of hacking into his former employer’s computer system so he could install spyware and delete emails. Julius Oladiran, 46, of South Norwood, admitted making a false statement and gaining unauthorized access...