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Hackers Probe Dominion Power Staff, Bankroll Pickpockets’ Airfare to London, and Raid a Charity

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

Dominion Resources personnel who arranged wellness screenings became hacking victims

  • An attacker penetrated a benefits system containing personal information on the energy company’s employees, spouses and partners who went online to schedule a health-screening appointment as far back as 2012.

Goodwill charity stores suffer payment card breach

  • Locations nationwide selling donated items have been identified as a likely point of compromise for an unknown number of credit and debit cards.

Hackers fund flights to London for Romanian pickpockets through iThing scam

  • The proceeds from a phishing scheme aimed at Apple users were used to buy air tickets. The fraud netted $25,630.


Catch of the Day comes clean on 2011 breach of customer data

  • The Australian daily deals website on Friday disclosed hackers compromised names, home addresses, email addresses, encrypted passwords and, in some cases, credit card data three years ago.

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