January 2007

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Security Breach Report for 2007-01-25

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Written by MCruz on January 25th, 2007 with 3 comments.
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Security Breach Report for 2007-01-24

Written by MCruz on January 24th, 2007 with no comments.
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Security Report for 2007-01-19

Written by MCruz on January 19th, 2007 with no comments.
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Hackers Enter Retailer’s Computer Systems

The TJX Companies Inc. has reported an intrusion to their computer systems which handles their customer transaction system. All major card brands accepted by TJX have been affected, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. The full extent of this breach is still not known.

The credit and debit card data of a large number of shoppers in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada, and possibly in the U.K and Ireland, may have been compromised as the result of a hacking incident at The TJX Companies Inc. last month.

According to a statement issued today by the Framingham, Mass.-based retailer, the network intrusion took place in mid-December and involved systems used to process credit, debit, check and merchandise-return transactions at its TJ Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and A.J. Wright stores in the U.S and Puerto Rico.

Customers who have concerns about this incident may visit TJX’s site or call 866-484-6978.

Source: Computerworld

Written by MCruz on January 18th, 2007 with 2 comments.
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Security Report for January 17, 2007

Written by MCruz on January 18th, 2007 with no comments.
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University of Idaho Issues ID Alert

Three University of Idaho desktop computers were stolen from the school’s Advancement Services office over the holidays. A press release has been issued by the university to warn over 331k people.

The investigation revealed that six months prior to the theft the computer hard drives contained datasets with names, addresses and Social Security numbers for approximately 70,000 individuals. As a precaution, the University of Idaho is making a broad public notification about the computer theft to approximately 331,800 individuals. The larger number represents the total number of individuals whose information may have been accessed by Advancement Services as part of the office’s work.

Anyone affected by the breach can call the school’s hotline at: (866) 351-1860. More information about the breach can be found at their special website: http://www.identityalert.uidaho.edu

Written by MCruz on January 15th, 2007 with no comments.
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