Posted on November 17th, 2010 No comments
Inside the mind of Albert Gonzalez, America’s most notorious computer hacker.
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The Great Cyberheist
Back in June 2005, right around the time that several major retailers (including TJX, BJ’s Wholesale Club, Boston Market and DSW) were being attacked by Albert Gonzalez’s cyber thief gang, Wal-Mart was quietly experiencing its own data breach. In Wal-Mart’s case, though, the breach began in June 2005 and wasn’t discovered by Wal-Mart until some 17 months later.These new details of Wal-Mart’s data breach—which saw POS source code grabbed and zapped to parties unknown in Eastern Europe—are shedding more light on the early days of these retail assaults and how various chains learned of them and then dealt with them.
The Blue Cross Blue and Blue Shield Association is warning about 800,000 doctors (nearly every practicing physician in the country) that a laptop containing some of their personal information was stolen, the Chicago Tribune reports.
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800,000 Doctors Warned About Stolen Personal Information
Hospital officials announced this week that a storage device was not located where an employee left it and some personal information of patients, including Social Security numbers and names, could have been compromised.
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Hospital patient info is missing
Stolen computer held data from N.C. doctors : News-Record.com : Greensboro & the Triad’s most trusted source for local news and analysis
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina has begun to warn about 30,000 health care providers their personal information may have been compromised because of a computer theft. In a letter now circulating, Blue Cross said an employee at Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, a business partner in Chicago, violated policy by transferring…
Albert Gonzalez, the man that U.S. federal authorities have accused of masterminding the cyber attacks of more than a dozen of the nation’s largest retail chains, plead not guilty Tuesday (Oct.
Posted on August 22nd, 2009 No comments
The massive credit card data thefts linked to Miami hacker Albert Gonzalez have cost New England companies several hundred million dollars.
Hacker costs keep growing
Posted on August 19th, 2009 No comments
Albert Gonzalez, the Miami resident who was indicted last summer with stealing credit card data from TJX, BJ’s Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, Sports Authority, Forever 21 and DSW can now add Heartland, Hannaford and 7-Eleven to the lengthy list of retailers that the federal government says he penetrated. In case you feel left out, there are two to three additional major retail chains that the feds have accused him of attacking, although those chains have yet to disclose that they were breached.But the indictment revealed several key contradictions with 7-Eleven and Heartland and one major retailer’s security executive found the government’s specifics to be a convincing indictment against PCI.
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Gonzalez: The Al Capone Of Cyber Thieves?