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The Telecom Digest for May 26, 2014
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Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 17:57:57 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: Researchers find a global botnet of infected PoS systems Message-ID: <email@example.com> Researchers find a global botnet of infected PoS systems The botnet contained almost 1,500 compromised point-of-sale and other retail systems from 36 countries, researchers from IntelCrawler said By Lucian Constantin May 23, 2014 Computerworld IDG News Service - Security researchers uncovered a global cybercriminal operation that infected with malware almost 1,500 point-of-sale (POS) terminals, accounting systems and other retail back-office platforms from businesses in 36 countries. The infected systems were joined together in a botnet that researchers from cybercrime intelligence firm IntelCrawler dubbed Nemanja. The researchers believe the attackers behind the operation might be from Serbia. The size of the botnet and the worldwide distribution of infected systems brings into perspective the security problems faced by retailers from around the world, problems that were also highlighted by the recent PoS breaches at several large U.S. retailers. ... http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248541/Researchers_find_a_global_botnet_of_infected_PoS_systems
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 17:59:18 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: email@example.com. Subject: IT pro gets 4 years in prison for sabotaging ex-employer's system Message-ID: <firstname.lastname@example.org> IT pro gets 4 years in prison for sabotaging ex-employer's system Ricky Joe Mitchell must also pay more than $500,000 in restitution and fines By Chris Kanaracus May 21, 2014 Computerworld IDG News Service - A former network engineer for oil and gas company EnerVest has been sentenced to four years in federal prison after pleading guilty in January to sabotaging the company's systems badly enough to disrupt its business operations for a month. Ricky Joe Mitchell of Charleston, West Virginia, must also pay $428,000 in restitution and a $100,000 fine, according to an announcement this week from U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin's office. In June 2012, Mitchell found out he was going to be fired from EnerVest and in response he decided to reset the company's servers to their original factory settings. He also disabled cooling equipment for EnerVest's systems and disabled a data-replication process. ... http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248499/IT_pro_gets_4_years_in_prison_for_sabotaging_ex_employer_39_s_system
Date: Sun, 25 May 2014 17:56:19 -0400 From: Monty Solomon <email@example.com> To: firstname.lastname@example.org. Subject: eBay finally prompts users to change passwords after huge data breach Message-ID: <email@example.com> eBay finally prompts users to change passwords after huge data breach Notice begins to appear on home page of ebay.com By Gregg Keizer May 23, 2014 Computerworld - eBay on Friday put a notice on its home page urging users to change their passwords after security experts had criticized the auction site for failing to promptly alert customers about a massive break-in and data theft. The notice, which includes a link to the password reset process, was part of the advice eBay had given its users on Wednesday to immediately change their passwords. ... http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9248540/eBay_finally_prompts_users_to_change_passwords_after_huge_data_breach
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