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Three Of The Biggest Credit Reporting Agencies Acknowledge Data Breaches

Posted March 13, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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The three biggest credit reporting agencies in the U.S. each have reportedly acknowledged intrusions into their systems following the revelation of personal data, including financial information, of celebrities and prominent figures on a website this week. Executives at Equifax, Trans Union and Experian acknowledged the breach to Bloomberg in a report published Tuesday. Tim Klein, a spokesman for Equifax, told the news agency that a hacker gained “fraudulent and unauthorized access” to at least four consumer credit reports at the…

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Security Experts Urge State Governments To Up Cyber Security Measures

Posted March 1, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 0 comments
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The email sent to several thousand of state employees in early February looked official. It featured the state logo and a familiar warning that email access was about to be cut off because the employee’s inbox was too full. The email invited employees to click on a link to solve the problem. If an employee clicked, a screen popped up asking for more data, including the employee’s name, login and password. It was a classic spear-fishing exploit with the hacker’s…

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Zendesk Hack Exposes Twitter, Pinterest And Tumblr Data

Posted February 21, 2013 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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Customer service software provider Zendesk announced a security breach that allowed attackers into its system, where they could access data from three customers this week. Wired learned those three clients were Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr. The San Francisco-based company announced the breach in a blog post published early Thursday night. Tumblr notified affected users in an email at approximately 6:35 p.m. PST; Twitter and Pinterest are expected to do so shortly. Zendesk declined to comment beyond its blog post, titled, appropriately,…

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Team Ghostshell Takes Credit For 1.6 Million Accounts And Records Stolen

Posted December 12, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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The hacktivist group Team Ghostshell took credit Monday for the release of 1.6 million accounts and records stolen from government and private organizations covering aerospace, law enforcement, the military, the defense industry and banking. Among the organizations the group claimed to have stolen information included NASA’s Center For Advanced Engineering, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Information Network, the FBI’s Washington division in Seattle, the Federal Reserve and Interpol. Taken from about 40 websites, the information is reported to have…

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Adobe Confirms Database Breach, Hacker Used SQL Injection As Attack Method

Posted November 15, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News, Technology with 0 comments
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Adobe today confirmed that one of its databases has been breached by a hacker and that it had temporarily taken offline the affected Connectusers.com website. The attacker who claimed responsibility for the attack, meanwhile, told Dark Reading that he used a SQL injection exploit in the breach. Adobe’s confirmation of the breach came in response to a Pastebin post yesterday by the self-proclaimed Egyptian hacker who goes by “ViruS_HimA.” He says he hacked into an Adobe server and dumped a…

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A Look At The Top 4 Long-Term Data Breaches Of 2012

Posted November 8, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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So far, 2012 has been the year for skeletons falling out of the IT security closet. The headlines have been hopping with stories of companies whose networks and databases were thoroughly owned by hackers for months and years at a time, often undetected until government agents came to let them know they’d been compromised and had been for a while. Many organizations go to great lengths to keep news of these kinds of breaches under wraps if no regulated PII…

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South Carolina Department Of Revenue Databases Breached Via Two Different Paths

Posted November 7, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 0 comments
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The hacker who reportedly accessed millions of South Carolina tax returns apparently breached state databases via two different paths, according to an official with an information-security firm hired by the state. Marshall Heilman of Mandiant said the attacker tricked a user in the Department of Revenue’s system into opening a file that then allowed the hacker to access the system, according to a report Wednesday from the Post and Courier of Charleston. Click for complete article >>

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South Carolina Department Of Revenue Hacked, 3.6 Million Social Security Numbers Breached

Posted October 31, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Government (State), Hacker News with 1 comment
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The disclosure on Friday that data thieves pilfered millions of South Carolinians’ Social Security numbers from the state’s Department of Revenue is the latest evidence that hackers are continuing an onslaught against companies and agencies that increase their web presence without fully appreciating security risks. State officials confirmed that the South Carolina Department of Revenue’s website was hacked some five times from late-August to mid-October. The intruders took 3.6 million Social Security numbers and 387,000 payment card records. None of…

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Data Breach At Barnes & Noble, Credit Card Information Stolen From Customers

Posted October 23, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News, Retail with 0 comments
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Hackers have stolen credit card information for customers who shopped as recently as last month at 63 Barnes & Noble stores across the country, including stores in New York City, San Diego, Miami and Chicago, according to people briefed on the investigation. The company discovered around Sept. 14 that the information had been stolen but kept the matter quiet at the Justice Department’s request so the F.B.I. could determine who was behind the attacks, according to these people. Click for complete…

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Contract Computer Programmer At Toyota Charged With Hacking Site

Posted September 19, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News with 0 comments
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A computer programmer from central Kentucky who once did contract work for Toyota has been charged with hacking into and damaging computers used by the automobile maker. The FBI filed a federal criminal complaint against Ibrahimshah Shahulhameed of Georgetown, Ky., alleging that the disgruntled former worker logged in to the www.toyotasupplier.com site, which the company uses to communicate with vendors around the globe, and issued commands to slow down the functions of the computer servers. Click for complete article >>

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