[ISN] BofA Confirms Third-Party Breach

From: InfoSec News <alerts_at_private>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 01:43:33 -0600 (CST)

By Tracy Kitten
Bank Info Security
March 5, 2013

Hacktivists are taking credit for a data breach impacting Bank of America - an 
incident the hackers claim allowed them to access employee and executive data 
stored through a third party.

"The data was retrieved from an Israeli server in Tel Aviv," says the 
hacktivist group Par:AnoIA, part of the Anonymous Intelligence Agency, in a 
release issued Feb. 27.

The group says it released 14 gigabytes of data, code and software related to 
BofA, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, TEKSystems and ClearForest.

ClearForest, a Thomson Reuters company based in Tel Aviv that provides business 
and data analytics, is the third-party service provider hacktivists claim was 
storing data on an open server.


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