IRS Investigates Tax Identity Fraud

EUGENE, Ore. — Hundreds of local Catholics are finding themselves the victims of identity theft. The Archdiocese of Portland says Social Security numbers were stolen and used to file fraudulent federal tax returns. The fraud is widespread, and the archdiocese says it doesn’t yet have an exact count on those affected, but it estimates there … Continue reading »

Credit Card Breach at Target Stores

(CNN) — Authorities are investigating an apparent credit card breach at Target stores. The Secret Service confirms it’s looking into the matter, but it didn’t offer additional information. According to a report from security researcher Brian Krebs, the discount retailer was apparently hacked last month around Black Friday. About 40 million credit and debit card … Continue reading »

Credit Card Numbers Stolen from Taphouse

EUGENE, Ore. — A brand new business in downtown Eugene is already dealing with a security breach by hackers. The First National Taphouse recently posted on its Facebook page about customer and employee credit cards being compromised. Managers say a virus got into their system and was able to pull the information. Even encrypted data … Continue reading »

Teen Hacker Under House Arrest

EUGENE, Ore. — The Eugene student arrested for hacking into the 4J system in June is now home under house arrest. About six weeks ago, the North Eugene High School student allegedly hacked into the school system and posted hundreds of students’ confidential information. A Lane County judge released the teen after his attorney entered … Continue reading »

Teen Arrested for 4J Computer Breach

EUGENE, Ore. — A 16-year-old former 4J student is to blame for last month’s computer system breach, Eugene police said. Officers arrested the teen Wednesday morning on a charge of computer crime. Investigators collected evidence from his home and will continue to look into the case. That evidence could lead to additional charges. The teen … Continue reading »

Parents and Students React to 4J Security Breach

EUGENE, Ore. — 4J students’ personal information has been compromised. The district says someone accessed confidential files last week. 4J says the files were from this year and 2007. It’s possible that more than 30,000 students’ information has been compromised. The documents contain student’s names, student ID numbers, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and … Continue reading »

4J Warns Parents about Security Breach

EUGENE, Ore. — The 4J School District said someone accessed current and former students’ personal information during a security breach last week. Administrators found out about the breach this weekend and reported it to Eugene Police. 4J staff think the suspect has used a district computer to access data related to the district’s school meals … Continue reading »