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University loses nearly 1 million dollars to malware

02 September 2010  |  4737 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Thieves appear to have stolen the funds from University of Virginia after compromising a computer belonging to the University's Financial Controller. Malware intercepted the Online Banking Credentials...

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Nigerian stole 500,000 dollars to buy luxury goods

01 September 2010  |  3669 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

According to the NY Daily News, Iguosade Osahon, a 28-year-old Nigerian-born student, has been charged with stealing the identities of 750 victims and used the $500,000 he stole to buy Rolex watch...

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UK Building Society lucky not to lose Customer data

30 August 2010  |  3266 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Once again one hears of a Building Society not encrypting its laptops, coupled with poor physical security and password management by its employeees. In this instance, an unencrypted laptop belonging...

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How to steal 10 million dollars and get away with it

30 August 2010  |  5059 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

As reported in the New York Times : www.nytimes.com/2010/08/22/business/22digi.html Papers filed in court allege that over a 4 year period, thieves created fictitious Merchants through use of accom...

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Cellphone Company doesn't understand Security basics

21 June 2010  |  3807 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

I had an interesting experience during the volcano disruptions which showed how Phone Companies aren't doing joined up thinking on Security. I was stranded without phone access on my Blackberry. I em...

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Guidelines for Merchants re writing down of Security Code?

21 June 2010  |  3640 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The other week in a single day I completed 4 Charitable Donations forms where in 2 instances the paper form only asked for Cardnumber & Expiry Date, whilst in the other 2 instances they also asked...

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Barnet Council loss of personal data about former Students

31 March 2010  |  5271 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Barnet Council reports a data loss affecting about 9,000 Students who were in year 11 across 3 Academic Years from 2006 - 2009 which was stolen in a domestic burglary earlier in March. The computer e...

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PI Day

19 March 2010  |  2782 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Rather belatedly, I just discovered PI Day. Because it was Mother's Day last Sunday it rather obscured the fact that in the USA, Congress has ruled that 14th March is PI Day - because PI to 3 signifi...

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Argos credit card scandal worsens

09 March 2010  |  5075 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

PCPro has reported weaknesses with the online security of high street retailer Argos, http://www.pcpro.co.uk/news/security/356077/argos-credit-card-scandal-worsens Argos has been sending customers...

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Beware e-mails from HMRC offering you a Tax Rebate

02 February 2010  |  3612 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Fraudsters are sending out thousands of tax refund 'phishing' emails following the 31st January tax deadline, according to HM Revenue & Customs. The email asks you to input your credit card or ba...

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