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Gotham Security Daily Threat Alerts

by on November 7, 2013

November 5, Softpedia – (International) Harbor Freight Tools hacked, payment processing system compromised. Harbor Freight Tools began notifying customers of a payment processing system breach that may have exposed customers’ credit card numbers, expirations dates, and CVV codes. The breach concerned transactions that occurred between May 6 and June 30. Source:

November 4, Cleveland Plain Dealer – (Ohio) UH notifies 7,100 patients of stolen hard drive with personal medical information. University Hospitals notified over 7,100 patients that their personal medical information may have been exposed after a hard drive containing physician office data was stolen from a third-party vendor August 8. Hospital officials determined the encryption process on the stolen hard drive had not been initiated and that a small number of Social Security numbers may have also been accessed. Source:

November 5, Softpedia – (North Carolina) Website of Guilford County Sheriff’s Office hacked, malicious code planted. Guilford County Sheriff’s Office representatives reported the official Web site for the North Carolina county was cleaned up after being breached allegedly through a vulnerability in GoDaddy’s systems, instead of a security hole in the site itself. Source:

November 5, Softpedia – (International) Over 1.9 million of Adobe hack victims used “123456” as password. Stricture Consulting Group published a list of the most common passwords used by Adobe customers whose information was part of a major data breach and found lax password practices among many users, with “123456” used by 1.9 million users. Source:

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