Banks, radio station among hacker victims [Clovis News Journal, N.M.]
(Clovis News Journal (NM) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Aug. 15--Plateau's system is secure after plateautel.net Internet customer email addresses and passwords were found to be compromised Wednesday, according to regulatory manager Launa Waller.
Plateau customers have been asked to change their email passwords immediately, according to a Plateau press release.stock image of email send botton
Several local businesses were affected by the breach, including High Plains Federal Credit Union, Citizens Bank of Clovis and radio station KTQM.
"We've not had any impact that we're aware of at this point," said Marty Tressell, president of High Plains Federal Credit Union. "Plateau was in contact with us immediately when they determined there was a concern."
Tressell said a personal contact was made by Plateau, followed by an email detailing the issue. He also said employees are doing routine password changes, which they do on a regular basis anyway.
Citizens Bank officials did not immediately return a phone call this morning.
Bob Coker, manager of KTQM, said the radio station has not had any problems in relation with the hack.
Rogue hackers TeamBerserk claimed responsibility for the compromise, saying they have published the email and passwords of more than 7,000 accounts in a hackers blog and used the information to break into military computers at White Sands Missile Range in Alamogordo.
A spokesperson for White Sands said Thursday they are investigating to see if hackers had breached their system.
"I spoke with our information technology folks and they confirmed we are investigating," said Lisa Blevins with Army public affairs. "I will let you know as soon as we hear something from them."
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