19,000 Colorado workers are asking why their personal data did not warrant a few dollars for ENCRYPTION . . . Here's the story: https://www.idradar.com/news-stories/identity-protection/18800-Colorado-State-Workers-Data-Lost-On-USB-Drive … [Read more...] about Unencrypted Thumb Drive Compromises Worker Data
Police arrested eight men for a $2.08 million bank heist carried out with a device they plugged into a bank computer. Read the story here: http://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2013/09/21/bank-robbers-pose-as-it-guys-rig-device-to-slurp-1-3m-from-barclays/ … [Read more...] about Don’t worry, they’re just the IT guys (stealing $2.08 million).
The Boston Public Schools is changing the design of Boston OneCard student ID badges, changing MBTA CharlieCard assignments and is changing library card numbers for students following a vendor’s loss of a flash drive that contained badge sticker images Friday afternoon. The vendor, Northborough-based Plastic Card Systems, is contracted to create OneCard ID badges for the … [Read more...] about Lost USB drive compromises data of 20,000 students
Edward Snowden stole highly classified documents from the NSA with the help of a regular thumb drive. U.S. officials said that they know how many documents he downloaded and what server he took them from, The LA Times reports. As with all organizations that deal with classified information, flash drives are supposedly banned from the NSA headquarters. However, Snowden … [Read more...] about Snowden Stole NSA Documents on Thumb Drive
A new variant of the information-stealing Dorkbot malware was identified by Bitdefender spreading through Facebook’s chat function and through infected USB drives. Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/New-Dorkbot-Worm-Spreads-via-Facebook-Chat-Steals-Data-from-Infected-PCs-353253.shtml … [Read more...] about Worm spreads via Facebook chat and USB drives