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[Dataloss] Digital River sues over data breach.

From: security curmudgeon (jerichoattrition.org)
Date: Fri Jun 04 2010 - 19:10:18 CDT


http://www.startribune.com/local/95584209.html

Digital River sues over data breach

The company suspects that hackers in India stole valuable marketing data
during an upgrade of its computers in Eden Prairie.

By DAN BROWNING, Star Tribune

Last update: June 4, 2010 - 11:36 AM

A massive data theft from the e-commerce company Digital River Inc. has
led investigators to hackers in India and a 19-year-old in New York who
allegedly tried to sell the information to a Colorado marketing firm for
half a million dollars.

The Eden Prairie company obtained a secret court order last month to block
Eric Porat of Brooklyn from selling, destroying, altering or distributing
purloined data on nearly 200,000 individuals. Digital River suspects that
the information was stolen by hackers in New Delhi, India, possibly with
help from a contractor working for Digital River.

Porat has said he got the information from India, but won't say how or
from whom.

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