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IRS hacked, 100,000 tax accounts breached

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Criminals hacked into an Internal Revenue Service website and gained access to approximately 100,000 tax accounts, the agency said Tuesday. Another 100,000 attempts were made but were not successful. The attack appears to have first begun in February, the agency said. The hackers got in by taking information about taxpayers they’d acquired from other sources and using it to correctly answer several personal identity verification questions in the IRS’ “Get Transcript” application, the IRS said in a statement. This allowed them to get information about tax accounts through the application. The information stolen included Social Security information, date of birth and street address. The Get Transcript application allows users to view their tax account transactions, line-by-line tax return information or wage and income reported to the IRS for a specific tax year. It was used to securely retrieve approximately 23 million taxpayer transcripts last year, the IRS said. The information the hackers used to get in was probably previously stolen by other hackers who then sold it on the open market, said Rob Roy, chief technology officer ofHP Enterprise Security Products. The hackers who bought it “appear to have hired an army of people to submit over 200,000 queries into […]

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Health insurer Anthem hit by hackers; millions of records breached

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Health insurer Anthem is admitting hackers breached its computer database and stole personal data from millions of its current and former members. The attack was only discovered last week. It impacts health plans provided by Anthem Blue Cross, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Amerigroup, Caremore, Unicare, Healthlink, and DeCare. Anthem, which is the country’s second-largest health insurer, says the hackers gained access to a database containing the personal information for approximately 80 million of its customers and employees. The stolen data includes names, birth dates, medical and Social Security numbers, street addresses, e-mail addresses, as well as employment and income data. Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish says there is no evidence the hackers accessed bank or credit card numbers, or medical data such as claims information, test results or diagnostic codes. The company says the external cyber attack was “very sophisticated” and once it was discovered they contacted the FBI. So far there is no indication as to whom may have carried out the attack. Anthem has hired cyber security firm Mandiant to evaluate their systems in an attempt to prevent hackers from breaching […]

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Hacker Breached NOAA Satellite Data on a Contractor’s PC

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration satellite data was stolen from a contractor’s personal computer last year, but the agency could not investigate the incident because the employee refused to turn over the PC, according to a new inspector general report. […]

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Microsoft No idea What to Do after breached by Syrian Electronic Army

Yesterday the @Official_SEA16 announced a breach on Xboxs twitter account and shortly after started posting from that account. Not to long after they have continued on the breach spree with an attack on the Microsoft official blogs website and twitter accounts. It also appears that now they have also got access to some of the email […]

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MIT breached on Aaron Swartz Passing Anniversary

Today anonymous hacktivist have breached MIT servers and left a small note on one of its sites. View full post on Cyber War News Read More….

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MIT breached on Aaron Swatz Passing Anniversary

Today anonymous hacktivist have breached MIT servers and left a small note on one of its sites. View full post on Cyber War News Read More….

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Openssl.org Breached By @turkguvenligi

Today a hacker using the handle @turkguvenligi who has been around for some time now has announced a breach on the well known openssl.org website. View full post on Cyber War News Read More….

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