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How Visa card-to-card cash transfer work in practice?

28 February 2011  |  9873 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Be interested to fully understand how it works - for example : a) how does the recipient get informed that the funds are available? b) if they go to the ATM to withdraw the funds as Cash, what are ...

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British Telecom sends Customers personal details unencrypted

30 September 2010  |  4211 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

[I'm surprised I haven't seen anything elsewhere on Finextra on the ACS:Law fiasco] BT has admitted it sent the personal details of more than 500 customers as an unsecured document to legal firm ACS:...

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World Cup Data Breach at FIFA

07 September 2010  |  3870 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

Good old FIFA - in accordance with the EU Data Protection Act they should have deleted data pertaining to Ticket Sales from the 2006 World Cup in Germany shortly thereafter - but they didn't. A da

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UK Financial Institution loses 675K in 30 days

03 September 2010  |  3651 views  |  2  |  Recommends 0

M86 Security (www.m86security.com) have published a (13-page) white paper on a recent online banking attack which resulted in £675,000 being stolen from approx 3,000 customer accounts at an (unnamed) ...

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University loses nearly 1 million dollars to malware

02 September 2010  |  4738 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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UK Building Society lucky not to lose Customer data

30 August 2010  |  3267 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  |  5063 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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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  |  5272 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  |  2783 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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