Government Personnel Data Breach Included 5.6 Million Fingerprint Records

In June the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) revealed that there had been a massive security breach, exposing the personal personnel data of at least 21.5 million government employees. The data included social security numbers, names, and clearance information. What was less well known is that the data also included fingerprint records, and this week it has been revealed that the hackers got 5.6 million fingerprints.

Woo Themes Hacked, Credit Card Numbers Stolen

Woo Themes has alerted their customers that credit cards used to purchase a WooTheme product from WooThemes.com between 11/27/13 and 5/8/14 have been compromised. n an email sent out today, Woo Themes advised that “sophisticated criminal hackers had intercepted some credit card details between checkout and our off site credit card processor.”

Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Gawker and other Gawker Media User Accounts Compromised in Security Breach

If you have ever had an account – even just to leave comments to articles and posts – on Gizmodo, Lifehacker, Gawker, Jezebel, io9, Kotaku, Deadspin, Fleshbot or Jalopnik, then you are in for a nasty surprise. Odds are good that your account has been compromised, and your user name and password posted on the Internet, as the result of security breach of Gawker Media’s servers that happened over the weekend. Gawker media does get points for alerting all of their users as soon as they discovered the breach (about 10 minutes ago as of the time of this posting on 6:20 p.m. PST on Monday, December 13th, 2010).