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Anonymous Stratfor Hacker Sentenced to 10 Years

Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond, associated with the hacker groups Anonymous and Antisec, was sentenced to 10 years in prison on November 15th accepting a plea bargain on one count of computer fraud and abuse for breaching and releasing information from Strategic Forecasting Inc. servers. Read More

 
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Details Released About the Largest Hacking and Data Breach Case Ever Prosecuted in the United States

A recently unsealed indictment from the U.S. Attorney’s offices details the charges of four Russian fraudsters and one Ukrainian about their involvement in hacking and data breaches starting back in 2005 that compromised over 160 million credit cards. The hackers have ties to Albert Gonzalez who was charged in 2010 for his involvement with the

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Increase in Targeted Attacks Against Small Businesses

A recent study and report from Symantec found that targeted attacks against small businesses greatly increased in 2012 as cyberattacks increased by 42 percent overall leading to more data compromises and breaches. Read More

 
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Retailer Sues Visa in Attempts to Recover Fines for Data Breach

A retailer suffering a data compromise in 2010 was ultimately responsible for $13.3 million in fines from Visa levied against two acquiring banks that passed the fines on to the retailer. The retailer is now suing Visa stating that at no point where they not in compliance with PCI and that the fines are arbitrary

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Fraudsters Pass KBAs to Obtain Celebrity Credit Reports

Using AnnualCreditReport.com, a site setup by the three major credit reporting bureaus in the United States for consumers to get free annual copies of their credit reports, hackers were able to obtain credit reports and post sensitive information online belonging to some high-profile victims. Read More

 
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Javelin Finds Number of U.S. Identity Fraud Victims Increased by 1 Million in 2012

According to a recent study by Javelin Strategy & Research, the number of identity fraud victims in the United States increased by more than 1 million from 2011 to 2012 while the total dollar amount stolen grew by nearly $3 million. Read More

 
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Anonymous Posts Bank Exec Data Stolen from the Federal Reserve

The personal information of over 4,000 banking executives was stolen from a compromised server at the Federal Reserve and then posted online by hackers associated with Anonymous. The breach came soon after a similar attack against the Department of Energy where more personally identifiable information for hundreds of employees was compromised. Read More

 
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