Security Breaches of Digital River

One Texas based hacker has stolen about $274,000 through internet from Digital River, Eden Prairie-based e-commerce Giant. 35 year old Jeremey Parker of Houston, hacker has been charged with allegations of Computer Fraud and Wire Fraud.

From Dec 2008 to Oct 2009, Parker hacked wire transfer payment system of SWReg Inc., Digital River subsidiary  and transferred about $ 270,000 into his personal account. SWREG is a separate online portal of Digital River that allows to design e-commerce applications on the platform provided by Digital River. This type of cyber crime is punishable of minimum 10 years of imprisonment.

About Digital River:Digital River is a large provider of e-commerce solutions, whose clients include big names like Microsoft, EA Games, Canon, Logitech, Autodesk, THQ, CAPCOM, NETGEAR and even antivirus vendors like Kaspersky Lab and Trend Micro.

Before six months back also, 19 year old Eric Porat, staying in New York has hacked confidential  employee database of 200,000 people from Digital River. After this cyber crime, He successfully sold this information to Online Marketing firm, DR’s competitor Media Breakway, Colorado based company.  Eric tried to access the password protected server of Digital river and tracked employee database which includes, names, emails addresses, websites and UIDs. This was a very serious security threat to digital river, but not taken care of.

If Digital River could not keep proper security Protection in their Company, they will have to deal with such issue continuously.


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4 thoughts on “Security Breaches of Digital River

  1. New Update over this .

    “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.”

  2. Thanks I finally came to a website where the webmaster knows what they’re talking about. Do you know how many results are in Google when I search.. too many! It’s so irritating having to go through page after page after page, wasting my day away with thousands of owners just copying eachother’s articles… bah. Anyway, thanks for the information anyway, much obliged.

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