Cybersecurity

This Week in ThreatWatch

In case you missed our coverage in Threatwatch, Nextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

Thieves suck $400,000 out of southwest gas pumps

Their hacking tools included a card skimmer and a fake PIN pad overlay designed to capture PINs from customers who paid at the pump with a debit card.

Filched laptop stored 2,000 Washington area student health records

A computer containing health records for 2,000 Fairfax County public school students was taken, when someone broke into a school nurse’s car.

Assad supporters play with Reuters comics

A Thomson Reuters Twitter feed apparently met with the ire of the Syrian Electronic Army, a pro-government hacking group.

White House staffers’ personal Gmail hacked

Three White House staffers had their personal webmail accounts breached in what appears to be a malicious operation directed at the team responsible for the Obama administration's social media outreach.

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Network intrusion

Connecticut utilities hacked without disrupting services

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