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Two arrested in the largest data breach in the US

2015/03/07

Softpedia - (International) Two men were arrested for their roles in what authorities are calling the largest data breach in U.S. history, in which the suspects allegedly made millions of dollars between 2009-2012 by stealing over 1 billion email addresses from 8 U.S. email service providers and used their distribution platforms to send millions of spam emails containing links to Web sites that promoted products through affiliated marketing activities. Authorities continue to search for a third suspect connected to the scheme.

Source: http://news.softpedia.com/news/Two-Arrested-in-the-Largest-Data-Breach-in-the-US-475156.shtml

Note: This news synopsis is taken from the DHS Daily Open Source Infrastructure Report, a daily [Monday through Friday, except US Federal holidays] summary of open-source published information concerning significant critical infrastructure issues; a 10-day archive of the DOSIR can be found at: http://www.dhs.gov/dhs-daily-open-source-infrastructure-report.


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