May 2, 2009 |
The LexisNexis online information service is warning 32,000 people that their personal information may have been improperly accessed in a credit card fraud scheme that postal officials say bilked hundreds. New York-based LexisNexis said former customers of the service might have viewed information including names, birth dates and Social Security numbers. U.S. Postal Service officials have launched a criminal investigation and say 300 people in the databases of LexisNexis and a Santa Fe, N.M., company called Investigative Professionals were victims in the credit card fraud scheme.
November 23, 2006 |
Mitchell Caplan, E-Trade Financial Corp.'s chief executive, is reluctant to explain how his company came to own 1 million shares of BoysToys.Com Inc., a San Francisco strip-club operator that went bankrupt in 2001. "I'm not interested in talking about it so much," Caplan said in a recent interview. "It just encourages the bad guys." E-Trade, a discount broker, bought the BoysToys shares from customers whose accounts were stuffed with the near-worthless stock in August, according to a Sept.
September 17, 2010 |
An applicant for Anthem Blue Cross insurance has sued the giant insurer over allegations that it failed to protect his confidential information from computer hackers who gained access to the company's internal records earlier this year. The lawsuit, filed by Patrick Magorien of Sacramento, stems from a security breach involving attorneys who were suing Anthem and gained access to private information of people who had applied for insurance. Magorien says in his lawsuit that his Social Security number, address and credit card numbers were released, potentially exposing him to identity theft.
June 10, 2011 |
Sam Greyson was surprised to receive a new credit card the other day from Bank of America. He was also surprised to learn that the bank had changed his account number because of a security breach involving another business. But the thing that surprised Greyson most was that when he called BofA to find out more about the breach, he was essentially told to pound sand. "They wouldn't tell us anything," he said. "They said we could read about it in the newspaper. " That would change if legislation now making its way through Sacramento becomes law. The bill from state Sen. Joe Simitian (D-Palo Alto)
February 15, 2013 |
Facebook said it fell victim to a "sophisticated attack" last month but has not found evidence that any user data was compromised. The Menlo Park, Calif., company said the attack occurred after some of its employees visited a mobile developer's website that had been compromised. A malicious code hosted on the hacked website made it possible for malware to be installed on the employees' laptops. "As soon as we discovered the presence of the malware, we remediated all infected machines, informed law enforcement and began a significant investigation that continues to this day," the company announced Friday.
October 26, 2006 |
Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the nation's key nuclear weapons research centers, confirmed Wednesday that it experienced a potentially major security breach -- discovered last week when police found three laboratory computer drives during a drug arrest at a New Mexico trailer park. Police reports released Wednesday identified the owner of the trailer, where officers found a sizable amount of drug paraphernalia associated with methamphetamine use, as Jessica Quintana.
September 11, 2007 |
In the face of criticism that they provided fertile ground for Web predators, online job sites have responded by posting warnings about work-at-home schemes and positions forwarding money or potentially stolen goods. But they have failed to adopt straightforward reforms that could have prevented the rampant fraud that recently swept Monster.com, security experts say.
November 13, 2003 |
A linguist at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday for allegedly "gathering, transmitting and losing defense information" that was part of the military's highly secret operation of interrogating suspected terrorist detainees at the prison camp there. Ahmed Fathy Mehalba, a private contract employee who worked with the detainees, most of whom are suspected of being Al Qaeda and Taliban fighters, was arrested Sept.
November 3, 2004 |
Four computers containing the Social Security numbers and other personal information of some Wells Fargo & Co. borrowers were stolen last month in the third such security breach in a year, the San Francisco bank said Tuesday. Wells Fargo said the thefts occurred in early October from the Atlanta office of Napa, Calif.-based Regulus Integrated Solutions, which handles billing for banks.