Hackers Don Tin Foil Caps, Loot Barclays, and Hack Their Own Clients

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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:

Tin foil hat crowd stifles mom-and-pop store payments

In one weekend, at least three retailers in Kansas City, Mo. fell victim to credit card scammers whose ruse involved scaling roofs to cover satellite dishes with aluminum foil.  

Spies who struck a federal cyber vendor are back -- in Japan

A group that attacked Bit9, a cybersecurity contractor supporting the U.S. government, has infiltrated computer systems belonging to popular Japanese media outlets, as well as government, high tech and manufacturing organizations. 

LinkedIn sued for hacking customer email

The professional networking site is accused of stealing users’ identities for marketing purposes by breaking in to their personal email accounts and downloading contacts’ addresses.

Barclays computer coughs up $2.1 million to gangsters

Police found a keyboard video mouse, or KVM, switch attached to one of the branch's computers.

ThreatWatch is a regularly updated catalog of data breaches successfully striking every sector of the globe, as reported by journalists, researchers and the victims themselves.

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