Thousands of sensitive files were stolen from a defense contractor, the Pentagon has admitted this week—one of the highest profile hack attacks of this year, and the Pentagon is blaming "foreign intruders." In the latest Breach of the Week, we look at how the sting might have gone down.
Last week, the Department of Justice cracked the biggest case of credit card and identity theft in U.S. history. Oh, snap. Last Tuesday, Federal prosecutors charged 11 hackers with the theft and sale of more than 40 million credit and debit card numbers. The thieves charged with the crime allegedly hacked into the wireless networks of nine major retailers, including BJ’s Wholesale Club, OfficeMax, TJ Maxx, Boston Market, Barnes & Noble, and Sports Authority.