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BofA Confirms Third-Party Breach
From: security curmudgeon <jericho () attrition org>
Date: Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:24:24 -0600 (CST)

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By Tracy Kitten
Bank Info Security
March 5, 2013

Hacktivists are taking credit for a data breach impacting Bank of America 
- an incident the hackers claim allowed them to access employee and 
executive data stored through a third party.

"The data was retrieved from an Israeli server in Tel Aviv," says the 
hacktivist group Par:AnoIA, part of the Anonymous Intelligence Agency, in 
a release issued Feb. 27.

The group says it released 14 gigabytes of data, code and software related 
to BofA, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, TEKSystems and ClearForest.

ClearForest, a Thomson Reuters company based in Tel Aviv that provides 
business and data analytics, is the third-party service provider 
hacktivists claim was storing data on an open server.

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