breach

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)

Wed
07
Nov
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Anonymous Attacks Security Firm Symantec: Report

The hacking group Anonymous claims it successfully stole data from security firm Symantec on Monday, November 5, 2012. However, Symantec denies the claim. Anonymous also claims to have gained access to servers belonging to ImageShack, a service that ... hosts pictures online. However, there has been no independent confirmation of that reported security breach, either. November 5th is an important date for Anonymous because it marks the anniversary of Guido 'Guy' Fawkes' attempt to blow up the English Parliament buildings in 1606. In England the event is remembered as 'Guy Fawkes Day.' Over time ... (view more)

Tue
07
Jun
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US Defense Supplier Cyber Attack 'Significant, Tenacious'

The United States government has offered help after defense contractor Lockheed-Martin suffered a "tenacious" cyber-attack. It appears to be linked to problems with a system used for authorizing access from external locations. Lockheed-Martin, which ... is the leading supplier of IT services to the government, says the attack was the latest in a line of frequent attempts to breach its security, which certainly makes sense given the confidential nature of some of the material it handles. But it has described the latest attack as "significant." As a result, the company has reset all user passwords ... (view more)

Tue
05
Apr
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Massive Security Breach Leaks 'Millions' of Email Addresses

An unspecified number of email users may be indirect victims of a recent data breach at a major marketing company. The breach was at Epsilon, which operates online mailing lists for many major companies, including seven of the ten largest firms in ... America. It's rumored that "millions" of email addresses may have been compromised in the attack. (Source: forbes.com ) The data theft means users should be on high alert for so-called email " phishing " attempts. Massive Data Breach a Gold Harvest for Online Scammers Epsilon says the breach involved the data relating to 2 per cent of its ... (view more)

Wed
05
Aug
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Network Solutions Hacked, 500k Credit Cards Exposed

Malware planted on web servers belonging to Network Solutions LLC, a hosting company and domain registrar, reportedly compromised more than a half a million credit card accounts belonging to customers of its e-commerce merchants. The company said it ... found unauthorized code on servers that support some of its e-commerce merchants' websites. It's reported that transaction data for about 4,343 of its merchant websites was stolen and redirected to outside servers. (Source: techtarget.com ) Half a Million Cardholders Affected Approximately 573,928 cardholders were affected by the breach that ... (view more)

Tue
12
May
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Hackers Breach 160k Med Records at UC Berkeley

Hackers have reportedly infiltrated restricted computer databases at the University of California Berkeley, putting the private data of 160,000 students, alumni, and others at risk. According to UC Berkeley, computer administrators determined that ... electronic databases in University Health Services had been breached by overseas criminals on April 21, 2009. UHS electronic medical records, including details of patients' diagnoses, treatments and therapies were not affected in this breach because they're stored on a separate system. (Source: http://datatheft.berkeley.edu ) Social Security Numbers ... (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)

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