Hackers Redirect Linkin Park Fans to Jay-Z, Raid AmEx and Expose Monsanto

Linkin Park performs during the Live Earth concert in Japan in 2007.

Linkin Park performs during the Live Earth concert in Japan in 2007. Koji Sasahara/AP file photo

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:

76,000 California AmEx users were victims of a breach by Anonymous
American Express is in the process of notifying people whose credit card information was posted online in March, during a protest against financial firms for, as the hacktivists put it, “enslaving” people.

Man who accessed Paris Hilton’s cell phone is sentenced for a different offense – hacking cops
Cameron Lacroix, 25, of Massachusetts, who reportedly pranked Paris Hilton a decade ago, is going to jail for a hacking spree that targeted law enforcement and school systems, among other machines nationwide.

Compromised Linkin Park Facebook page directs fans to Jay-Z’s album
The official Facebook page of Linkin Park was overrun by hackers intent on bombarding the rock group’s 63 million fans with unbefitting language, images, and links to third party spam sites.

Sensitive personal data on Monsanto personnel and customers breached
Intruders accessed servers at a subsidiary of the international agricultural giant two months ago.

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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