[ISN] Heroin hacker steals information on 59,000 workers

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 26 Nov 2008 04:17:16 -0600 (CST)

By Nick Farrell
The Inquirer
25 November 2008

AMERICAN COMPANY Luxottica Retail, the former owner of the Things 
Remembered stores seemed to have forgotten to have the right amount of 
security on the company mainframe.

The red-faced retailer has admitted that more than 59,000 of its former 
workers could be affected after a huge security breach.

A routine check by the information technology department discovered that 
a hacker had been inside a computer mainframe and downloaded the 
personal information of more than 59,000 former workers.

The victims are all over the US and will have lost names, addresses and 
Social Security numbers to the hacker.

However the cyber-raider cannot have been all that clued up either. 
Investigators were allegedly able to trace the hacker’s IP address to 
one Molly Burns.

The 30-year-old has a five-page long arrest record that includes theft, 
forgery and drug charges.


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