Digital River sues over data breach

  • Article by: DAN BROWNING , Star Tribune
  • Updated: June 4, 2010 - 11:36 AM

The company suspects that hackers in India stole valuable marketing data during an upgrade of its computers in Eden Prairie.

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ovie3420Jun. 3, 1011:29 PM

Someone charged 129 dollars to my wife's check card under the name DIGITAL RIVER LUXEMBORG. I Googled the company and it looks like this is pretty widespread. Luckily my wife was able to stop the transaction from proceeding beyond 'pending' status by keeping track of her account online.

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webspectre02Jun. 4, 1012:03 AM

...good thing they exported the data jobs over seas!

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SeppukuJun. 4, 1012:24 AM

Is a poorly run company. They used to be a shooting star before the dot.com bust, but now they are just a blind hippo trying to find water. They have their data stolen, they completely botch the farming of jobs overseas, so badly that they have to bring back employees they they laid off because the offshore performance is that bad, their largest clients decided to part ways. This is a poorly run company. They should bring in professional management because the founder and his group of merry managers aren't up to the task.

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bobayneJun. 4, 10 4:58 AM

Bank of America had to bring all testing back to the US, as the data was being stolen by the workers there. Now they are just imported. By in large they are a disgusting bunch. End the visa programs. Our Mexican friends can use the work are are far nicer people. Secure the boarder in mid Pacific.

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wingfootJun. 4, 10 5:12 AM

Go ahead Corporate America, keep offshoring jobs. The quality is poor and most work has to be fixed (tick tock) or done again completely! (TICK TOCK). Your bottom line might look OK when you upper and middle managers crawl into the boardroom and report your labor savings, but how is your quality?

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janice33rpmJun. 4, 10 5:26 AM

Great article highlighting the need for everyone to have a much higher computer/data security awareness. Check a (free) blog, "The Business-Technology Weave" (can Google to it) - it reflects what this article is saying. The majority of breaches are due to human error, therefore awareness and common sense are key, in supporting all necessary best practices. The blog author also has a book we use at work, "I.T. WARS" (you can Google that too). It has a great Security chapter, and others that treat security. Highly recommended. Great stuff.

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SupervonJun. 4, 10 6:20 AM

probably by the same people that want citizen status for 11 million illegal Mexicans.

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tedsterJun. 4, 10 6:32 AM

Serves Digital River right for sending US jobs overseas.

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bobayneJun. 4, 10 6:38 AM

Do you work with computers ? I think not. Non mainframe devices by their nature are security risks. They don't call them open systems for nothing. Know what a cookie is ? I think not. Once a cookie is placed security is totally gone !

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jbolio88Jun. 4, 10 7:11 AM

Suing is easier than firing the employees that BOTCHED THE UPGRADE. IT People should now how to do this securely. Hire better employees!

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