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Mon
07
Oct
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Adobe Hack Leaves Millions of Customers Vulnerable

Adobe has been the target of a major attack by hackers. The result: the personal information of roughly three million Adobe customers has been exposed. Adobe's senior director of security for products and services, Brad Arkin, says the attackers ... took aim at customer data and source codes for a wide range of Adobe products, including Acrobat, ColdFusion, and ColdFusion Builder. Adobe is less concerned about the latter, and says the source code leak does not mean there is an "increased risk to customers as a result of [the] incident." Adobe also says that their investigation of the hack has ... (view more)

Tue
27
Nov
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How to Support Infopackets using Amazon.com

At the request of many users, I've put a link to this page on our tab menu (near: Home, Archive, Contact, etc), which is accessible on every page of our site. Refer back here any time you need to. This article was originally published November 22, ... 2012, and has been amended. Article Summary: This article describes our current financial situation, as well as instructions on how to support Infopackets using Amazon. Your support is greatly needed and appreciated and allows us to continue publishing. Update 2012/11/23: I've added links to Amazon.com (USA), Amazon.co.uk (UK), as well as Amazon.ca ... (view more)

Mon
29
Oct
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Hack Exposes Millions of US Social Security Numbers

South Carolina taxpayers are upset after an estimated 3.6 million of their Social Security numbers were exposed to an international hacker who breached the state's Department of Revenue database. Approximately 387,000 credit and debit card numbers ... were also exposed during the attack. Luckily, most of these numbers appear to have been encrypted. The breach occurred in mid-September 2012. However, South Carolina officials didn't learn of the problem until several weeks later. Officials then initiated an investigation that discovered how the data had been accessed. South Carolina officials say ... (view more)

Mon
29
Mar
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Record-Breaking Credit Card Hacker Gets 20 Years in Jail

A Miami-based hacker found guilty of stealing millions of credit card numbers has been sentenced to two decades behind bars. However, the Boston US District Court judge who sentenced him opted not to commit Albert Gonzalez to more jail time for his ... role in several major schemes. 130 Million Credit Card Numbers Stolen We first reported on hacker Albert Gonzalez in August of last year. Back then, he had just been apprehended for an incredible heist of some 130 million credit card numbers from Heartland Payment Systems Inc., a huge U.S. credit and debit card processor. Although it doesn't appear ... (view more)

Fri
28
Aug
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Radisson Hotels Hacked: Data Leaked Nov '08 to May '09

Radisson hotels, operators of about 400 franchised locations in 65 countries, recently reported significant data breaches exposing sensitive customer data. An open letter to guests from Radisson chief operating officer Fredrik Korallus reveals that ... Radisson's computer system was victimized by hackers between November 2008 and May 2009. Stolen customer information includes credit and debit card numbers. (Source: zdnet.com ) Limited Number of Hotels Involved According to the letter, a limited number of hotels in the U.S. and Canada were involved in the incident. Other information accessed may ... (view more)

Wed
28
Jan
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Largest Credit Breach Ever Reported Inauguration Day

Payment processor Heartland Payment Systems reported that it was the victim of a security breach within its processing system in 2008. For unknown reasons, the breach was reported on January 20, 2009 -- inauguration day for the incoming President ... Obama administration. Tens of millions of credit and debit card transactions may have been breached, making the Heartland incident one of the largest data breaches ever reported. (Source: washingtonpost.com ) Heartland believes the intrusion is now contained and that no merchant information or cardholder Social Security numbers were compromised. ... (view more)

Mon
26
Nov
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Police Pursue Missing Identity Thief

Given the influx of phishing scams on the web these days, it seems identity theft is on just about everyone's mind. That's why the story of runaway suspect Alicia O'Hara seems particularly interesting, given that her pursuit has now moved through ... three international locales. A warrant for O'Hara charges her with an organized scheme to defraud, and was issued last week. According to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office of Florida, O'Hara is strongly linked to an identity-theft scam that had elements in the United States, England and Canada. What was the crime? Authorities want to speak with O' ... (view more)

Wed
08
Nov
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'Fasterfox', and 'Find My Credit Card'

Fasterfox Fasterfox includes performance and network tweaks for Mozilla Firefox. It includes prefetch links, tweak network, and more. http://fasterfox.mozdev.org/ Find My Credit Card Find My Credit Card software is intended to show you private info ... on your own machine, which you may not know of, and erase redundant information posing hazard to your security. http://www.smartpctools.com/secure_credit_card/index1.html (view more)

Tue
09
May
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'Find My Credit Card', and 'Hd Clone'

Find My Credit Card Perhaps, you have no idea that your computer may contain your private information which you have long forgotten about. These may include your credit card information, login names, passwords as well as cookie files tracking your ... Web surfing habits. The Find My Credit Card software finds all personal information and suggests its unrestorable erasure. Please bear in mind that no antispyware will save you from information theft. You need to be aware of what and where sensitive information is stored on your computer and purge it on a regular basis thus making information theft ... (view more)

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