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[ISN] BofA Confirms Third-Party Breach


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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