More Breach Woes at PayChoice

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PayChoice Suffers Another Data Breach

(October 15, 2009)

Online payroll services provider PayChoice has taken its online employer.com portal offline for the second time in a month. In an email to its customers, PayChoice said that "we determined that valid user credentials for an Online Employer user were used in an unauthorized manner to add … fictitious employees in an attempt to have payments made to fraudulent bank accounts." Last month, cyber criminals hacked into PayChoice servers, stole customer information and used it to send customized emails messages that urged the recipients to download a plug-in to ensure uninterrupted service. The download was actually malware that stole login credentials.

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