Equifax, one of the nation’s three main credit reporting agencies, has announced a “cybersecurity incident” that could potentially impact roughly 143 million U.S. consumers, according to a statement released on the company’s website. The news comes just months after a breach occurred at an Equifax subsidiary earlier this year, exposing W-2 and payroll data to criminals.… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: September 8th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: News | Tags: credit reports, cybersecurity incident, Equifax, Identity Theft, news, security breach | 2 Comments »
The Staples store at 1515 Route 35 in Middletown is one of 115 of the company’s stores that were hacked during the summer, according to a statement released by the company yesterday, December 19, 2014.
The company said that the point-of-sale software at 115 of its 1400 stores was infected by malware which exposed customers’ payment card information including card holder names, account numbers, expiration dates and card verification codes. Staples believes that 1.16 million customers’ cards were affected.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Crime, Middletown, New Jersey, News | Tags: Credit Monitorning, Cyber Security, Cyber Theft, Identity Theft, Middletown, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Staples, Staples data breach, Staples hacked, Staples Middletown, Staples security breach | 1 Comment »
Dwayne Horner of Little Elm, Texas was indicted by a Monmouth County Grand Jury yesterday. Horner was the campaign manager for Leigh-Ann Bellew of Union Beach in the 2013 Republican Primary challenge to State Senator Joe Kyrillos.
A copy of the indictment can be found here.
At 4am on June 4, 2013, Republican voters in the 13th legislative district of New Jersey were awakened by a robo call purporting to be from the campaign of Kyrillos and his running mates, Assembly Members Amy Handlin and Declan O’Scanlon. The caller, allegedly Horner, said they were reminding voters that they still had four hours to get to the polls, as if the call was being make at 4pm.
The indictment charges that Horner impersonated another person or organization for the purpose of obtaining a benefit for himself or another or for the purpose of injuring or defrauding another. The fourth degree crime has a potential sentence of 18 months in state prison and/or a $10,000 fine.
MMM could not find a current phone number for Horner. Bellew could not be reached for comment.
O’Scanlon said,“I’m glad to see that this matter was taken seriously and did not slip through the cracks. Those who would play these types of desperate games during campaigns need to know that there are consequences and they will be mete. It is hard enough to get eligible candidates interested in running without the threat of these juvenile type pranks. This indictment will hopefully be a message to anyone who would attempt it in the future – grow up.”
Kyrillos declined to comment.
UPDATED BELOW THE FOLDArt Gallagher | Filed under: 13th Legislative District, 2013 Election, Crime, Crime and Punishment, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Monmouth County | Tags: 13th legislative district, 4am robocall, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Barbara Gonzalez, Bayshore Tea Party Group, Dwayne Horner, Identity Theft, Joe Kyrillos, LD 13, Leigh-Ann Bellew, Monmouth County Prosecutor | 3 Comments »