Hackers Study YouTube, Scribble on Cops’ Website, and Preview ‘Avengers’

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Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

In case you missed our coverage this week in ThreatWatchNextgov’s regularly updated index of cyber breaches:

HP Goofs, Sends Its Employees’ Personal Data to Unknown Party

Payroll information on 1,000 personnel at a technology maintenance division of HP was emailed to a third party Oct. 6.

S. Korean Freshman Busts into 280,000 E-commerce and Government Accounts

A 20-year-old student allegedly hacked websites across 24 countries, after watching YouTube videos on how to take advantage of software glitches. 

Google Ordered to Help Avenge Leaker of Marvel’s New ‘Avengers’ Trailer

A federal judge quickly granted Marvel a subpoena against Google for information on who leaked the trailer to The Avengers: Age of Ultron two weeks ago.

UK Police Division Hacked By Pro-Palestinian Activists

Hacktivists briefly took over Nottinghamshire Police's website – inserting an anti-Israel message on the homepage.

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