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Intel Briefing – October 2014

Goodwill blames credit card breach on third-party vendor. Goodwill Industries International representatives reported September 2 that a payment card breach which was detected in July was the result of hackers using an unidentified piece of malware to breach the systems of a third-party vendor that processes payments for some Goodwill members between February 2013 and [...]

Intel Briefing – September 2014

State Department computer crash slows visa, passport applications worldwide. The U.S. State Department announced July 24 that its main computer system for processing visa and passport applications worldwide crashed during the week of July 21 after routine maintenance on the consular database. The system was brought back online but remained at limited capacity while officials [...]

Intel Briefing – August 2014

Butler alumni, current and prospective students warned of data breach. Butler University in Indianapolis informed 163,000 current and past students and employees that their personal and financial information may have been compromised in a hacking incident sometime between November 2013 and May. The university began its investigation after authorities in California arrested an individual in [...]

Intel Briefing – July 2014

Iranian campaign snooped on U.S. officials. iSight Partners researchers released a report stating that attackers from Iran created and ran a sophisticated cyberespionage campaign since at least 2011 targeting government officials, diplomats, U.S. military members, and Washington, D.C. journalists by creating fake online personas as reporters, defense contractors, and politicians. The attackers were allegedly able [...]

Intel Briefing – June 2014

GE Brand Dehumidifiers by Midea recalled for repair due to fire hazard; sold exclusively at Walmart. Midea announced a recall of around 15,500 GE Brand Dehumidifiers due to the potential for a component in the dehumidifiers’ compressors to short circuit, posing a fire hazard. The dehumidifiers were sold exclusively at Walmart stores between March 2010 [...]