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Idaho Central Credit Union reports two breaches

Idaho Central Credit Union has started informing some customers of two data breaches that impacted the financial institution The first instance cropped up on November 5, 2019 when some suspicious behavior was noted. A breach was confirmed three days later, reported BoiseDev. A data breach notice was sent on February 6, 2020 after a two-month…

Rutter’s convenience stores suffer POS data breach

The Pennsylvania and West Virginia convenience store chain Rutter’s was subjected to a POS skimming attack for at least seven months affecting card readers inside some stores and at gas pumps. Rutter’s was informed of the problem by a third party and on January 14, 2020 a company investigation confirmed a data breach did take…

U.S. indicts four Chinese military members over Equifax breach

The U.S. Department of Justice has charged four members of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army with nine criminal counts, accusing them of orchestrating and carrying out the 2017 hack of credit reporting agency Equifax. An indictment returned by a federal grand jury in Atlanta and unveiled today by the DOJ alleges that Beijing residents Wu…

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Ashley Madison breach victims further embarrassed by ransom demands five years later

Five years after a high-profile data breach of an infidelity website where users could meet to start an extramarital affair, users of Ashley Madison are now increasingly finding themselves victimized by extortion plots to pay about $1,000 in bitcoins to save them further embarrassment. The current scheme, uncovered by Vade Secure threat analyst Damien Alexandre,…

Indian airline hacked, vulnerability exposed by ethical hacker

An apparent data breach of Indian airline SpiceJet calls into question white-hat tactics to expose network vulnerabilities and protocol. The airline’s hack, compromising the data of more than 1.2 million passengers, including Indian government officials, was first reported by TechCrunch, which learned of the incident through an unnamed security researcher, who referred to his actions…

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Hackers ran ad scams after hijacking account at Facebook data partner LiveRamp

Hackers took over the account of an employee at LiveRamp – one of Facebook’s significant data partners and a marketer extraordinaire that helps advertisers target ads – to access its Business Manager account and launch a campaign to run scam ads, tapping other user accounts to pay for them and deceiving customers. “The instance to…

Report: United Nations withheld news of systems hack in European offices

Officials at the United Nations reportedly discovered last August that hackers had compromised its IT systems in Geneva and Vienna last summer, but the cyber espionage attack remained undisclosed until it was revealed on Wednesday in an exposé by The New Humanitarian (TNH). TNH, which once operated under the auspices of the UN Office for…

Wawa customer payment card data for sale

Cybercriminals have attempted to sell customer payment card data likely pilfered from a Wawa POS breach discovered in December. The Pennsylvania-based convenience store and gas station operator said in a release that it had asked its payment card processor, payment card brands and card issuers to tick up their fraud monitoring in light of the…

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