Monday, January 18, 2016

Mashantucket — A man connected to an ongoing credit card fraud investigation was arrested Friday at Fox Tower Hotel with 20 fraudulent credit cards and 20 bags of heroin, according to tribal police.
Daniel M. Velazquez, 27, of Bronx, N.Y., was charged with criminal impersonation, fourth-degree larceny, two counts of first-degree forgery, possession of a controlled substance, 20 counts of theft of credit cards, 20 counts of unlawful completion or reproduction of credit cards, illegal use of a credit card and receipt of money, goods or services obtained by illegal use of credit card. more...

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Key member of DD4BC arrested in international crackdown

The cyber-extortionist gang DD4BC has reportedly suffered a blow as one of the group's key members was arrested and another detained this week in a worldwide crackdown.

International police say they are closing in on suspects believed to be behind cyber-crime rascals DD4BC. One ‘main target' of the cyber-gang has been arrested with another kept in detention in a global campaign to take down the group. more...

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eight Million Email Addresses And Passwords Spilled From Gaming Site Gamigo Months After Hacker Breach

Call it a slow leak. Four months after the gaming site Gamigo warned users about a hacker intrusion that accessed some portions of its users’ credentials, more than 8 million usernames, emails and and encrypted passwords from the site have been published on the Web, according to the data breach alert service PwnedList. The half-gigabyte collection of stolen user data was posted to the password-cracking forum Inside Pro earlier this month, where it remained online until late last week. more...

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Dropbox Security Breach: Who's Guarding Your Secrets In The Cloud?

Cloud services are the ballyhooed future of software, information storage, device management and whatever else you can think of that requires the use of a computer or device. Which is why Dropbox’s current investigation into itself gives pause. The preeminent cloud-company is checking to see whether its security has been breached, leading to a rash of spam emails sent to users. If such hack-attacks are not subdued when aimed at massive central information-storage servers, can the cloud be trusted? more...

Laptop theft may affect 3,900 Beth Israel patients

About 3,900 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center patients will be getting letters alerting them that some of their personal health information may have been breached after a physician's personal laptop computer was stolen from a hospital office.

The theft occurred May 22, hospital officials said Friday, and the stolen laptop, which contained a tracking device, has not been recovered.

Police were notified and a suspect has been arrested in the case, the officials said.

The hospital hired a national forensic firm to investigate whether data were compromised, and it has found no indication that any information has been misused, according to the hospital. more....

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Global Payments hacked, 50,000 cardholders at risk

Global Payments, a third-party payment card processor, has been hacked this morning, according to sources who spoke to the WSJ. The security breach puts nearly 50,000 Visa and MasterCard holders at risk. Both major credit card issuing agencies have alerted customers and asserted that their own systems are still secure. more...