Of Note

Prescription Database Breach Could Cost Contractor

The hack of the Virginia Prescription Monitoring Program may have serious consequences for contractor Northrop Grumman. The company had received a 10-year $2.3 billion state contract to upgrade the state’s computer system. According to stories in the Washington Post and Daily Press, the state has had issues with Northrop Grumman over the past few...

CFTC Fines Interbank for Security Breach

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission today simultaneously filed and settled charges against Interbank FX, LLC (Interbank), ordering Interbank to pay a $200,000 civil monetary penalty for violating rules designed to protect the confidential personal information of consumers. The CFTC order also requires Interbank to establish a comprehensive security program that provides administrative, technical,...

Blue Chip FTP Logins on Server

Security researchers have found a treasure chest of FTP passwords, some from high profile sites, on an open cybercrime server. Jacques Erasmus, CTO at security tools firm Prevx, stumbled across a site where a Trojan is uploading FTP login credentials captured from compromised machines. So far, Erasmus has found logins for ftp.bbc.co.uk, ftp.cisco.com, ftp.amazon.com,...