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Company Detected Years-Long Breach Only After Hacker Maxed Out Servers' Storage

Company Detected Years-Long Breach Only After Hacker Maxed Out Servers' Storage

Nov 14, 2019
What could be even worse than getting hacked? It's the "failure to detect intrusions" that always results in huge losses to the organizations. Utah-based technology company InfoTrax Systems is the latest example of such a security blunder, as the company was breached more than 20 times from May 2014 until March 2016. What's ironic is that the company detected the breach only after it received an alert that its servers had reached maximum storage capacity due to a data archive file that the hacker created. InfoTrax Systems is an American company based in Utah that provides backend operations systems to multi-level marketers, which also includes an extensive amount of sensitive data on their users' compensation, inventory, orders, and accounting. The breach reportedly occurred in May 2014 when the hacker exploited vulnerabilities in InfoTrax's server and its client's website to gain remote control over its server, allowing him to gain access t
Genesco Inc. Confirms Payment Card Data Breach in U.S. Stores

Genesco Inc. Confirms Payment Card Data Breach in U.S. Stores

Dec 12, 2010 Financial Security
Specialty retailer Genesco Inc. announced on Friday that it experienced a criminal intrusion into the part of its computer network that processes payment card transactions. Some card details might have been compromised. However, the company quickly secured the affected network segment and expressed confidence that customers can now safely use their credit and debit cards in its stores. Nashville, Tennessee-based Genesco stated that the intrusion affected its U.S. Journeys, Journeys Kidz, Shi by Journeys, Johnston & Murphy stores, and some Underground Station stores. The company is currently investigating the extent of the compromise with the help of an outside expert. Robert Dennis, Chairman, President, and CEO of Genesco, said, "Since we learned of the intrusion, we have worked diligently with outside experts to protect our customers' information, and we are confident that they are safe shopping with their credit and debit cards at our stores. We recommend that our cust
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