Category: Retail

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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Arrest Made, Charged For Denial-Of-Service Attacks Against

Posted July 24, 2012 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, DoS, Retail with 0 comments

Officials at the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a Russian man has been arrested in Cyprus in connection with attacks on The man, Dmitry Olegovich Zubakha, 25, of Moscow, was arrested July 18 on an international warrant. Zubakha was indicted in May of 2011 for launching two denial-of-service (DoS) attacks on the Amazon Website. The indictment, which was unsealed Thursday, also links him to other DoS attacks on and eBay. Click for complete article >>

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More Lawsuits Filed In Zappos Security Breach


Amazon continues to feel the ire of customers angry over a January internet security breach that allowed hackers to crack subsidary’s computers and steal account numbers and other customer information. Nine federal class-action lawsuits have been filed against Amazon and/or Zappos related to the hacking, and Amazon says it expects more to come.  Click for complete article >>

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2012 Has Delivered Her First Giant Data BreachTeam Shatter Exclusive

Zappos Hacked

This weekend, Amazon’s revealed that they had fallen victim to a massive data breach that exposed the personal information of 24 million customers. It’s the same story we’ve heard over and over again. Attackers were able to penetrate the databases that store vast caches of customer information, such as names, addresses, email addresses, passwords (cryptographically scrambled – but still quite crackable), last 4 digits of credit card numbers, and other information. Amazon acquired Zappos in 2009 for more than…

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Amazon’s Zappos Hacked, Data For Over 24 Million Customers Potentially Exposed

Posted January 15, 2012 by Tim Whitman in Attack Vectors, Data Breach, Database Security, Hacker News, Retail with 0 comments
Zappos Data Breach, best-known for selling shoes and clothing online and its top-notch customer service and corporate culture, appears to be the latest victim of a cyber attack resulting in a data breach. In an internal email to Zappos employees on Sunday, CEO Tony Hsie asked employees to set aside 20 minutes of their time to read about the breach and what communications would be sent to its over 24 million customers. While Hsieh, who said the attack occured through one of…

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A Look Back at the Top Breaches of 2011Team Shatter Exclusive


2011 brought about a hacking renaissance. We were witness to more major data breaches than at any time in history. We were stunned by seemingly endless runs of intense hacking activity. Hacks against Sony yielded over 100,000,000 records. The dramatic journey of the lulz boat – the Lulzsec hacktivist spree- included breaches of US Senate and CIA systems.

Looking back over 2011’s breach activity there are a many that hit databases, but a few stand out.. Here is my list of the 2011 breaches with the biggest impact on database security:

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Restaurant Depot Serves Up Credit Card Data To Hackers For 100K Customers

Restaurant Depot Serves Up Customer Credit Card Data

Cybercrooks presumed to be operating from Russia hacked into the Restaurant Depot database last month and accessed the credit and debit card details of more than 100,000 customers. In a Nov. 25 notice, Stanley Fleishman, the chief executive officer of Restaurant Depot and supermarket wholesaler Jetro Cash & Carry, informed affected customers that “unauthorized persons obtained the names of cardholders, credit or debit card numbers, card expiration dates, and verification codes that were on the magnetic stripes of credit and…

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Anonymous Hacks Wal-Mart, CapitalOne, Finland, El Salvador

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It’s been a busy few days for the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous. On Saturday, Anonymous released data it had stolen after hacking the websites of CapitalOne and Wal-Mart. According to Anonymous, its data dump includes information on everyone from Warren Buffet and Michael Bloomberg to Monsanto CEO Hugh Grant and embattled ex-Harvard president and former Obama financial advisor Lawrence Summers. Also on Saturday, the group released a YouTube video calling for people to occupy “campaign offices of presidential headquarters…

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Adidas Websites Hit With ‘Sophisticated’ Hack

Posted November 7, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Data Breach, Database Security, e-Commerce, Retail with 0 comments
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Adidas has taken some of its websites offline as a precaution following the discovery of a “sophisticated, criminal cyber-attack”. The sportswear manufacturer said it decided to take potentially affected websites offline, as a precaution, following the discovery last Thursday of a hack attack. It reassured customers that it had no reason to think consumers’ data had been exposed as the result of the assault, the causes of which it is continuing to investigate. In a statement [1] (extract below), Adidas…

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Hacker Attacks Against Retailers Up 43 percent

Posted October 13, 2011 by TeamSHATTER Admin in Attack Vectors, Compliance, Data Breach, Database Security, PCI, Retail, Survey / Research with 0 comments
Retailers Targets SQL Injection

Hacks targeting the retail sector have increased 43 percent since last year, largely due to an increase in SQL injection and the use of exploit toolkits, according to researchers at Dell SecureWorks. During the first nine months of 2011, Dell SecureWorks blocked an average of 91,500 attacks per retailer, compared to 63,651 during the final nine months of 2010. The rise is primarily due to an increase in SQL injection assaults against servers, as well as attacks stemming from web-based…

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