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Digital River Sues Eric Porat of Brooklyn, New York over Data Breach

Neil Schwartzman writes:

Porat attempts to sell data on 200,000 DR users to Scott Richter's Media Breakaway company

A massive data theft from the e-commerce company Digital River Inc. has led investigators to hackers in India and a 20-year-old in New York who allegedly tried to sell the information to a Colorado marketing firm for half a million dollars.

The Eden Prairie company obtained a secret court order last month to block Eric Porat of Brooklyn from selling, destroying, altering or distributing purloined data on nearly 200,000 individuals. Digital River suspects that the information was stolen by hackers in New Delhi, India, possibly with help from a contractor working for Digital River.

Porat has said he got the information from India, but won't say how or from whom.

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Related topics: Cybercrime, Data Center, Law, Security

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