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Beware HMRC Tax Rebate scam e-mails

06 September 2010  |  4245 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Her Majesty's Revenue & Customs (HMRC) announced last week that 6 million people in the UK will be told they have paid the wrong amount of Income Tax, with other reports saying that 1.4 million wi...

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University loses nearly 1 million dollars to malware

02 September 2010  |  4759 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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How to steal 10 million dollars and get away with it

30 August 2010  |  5144 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 accommo...

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Cellphone Company doesn't understand Security basics

21 June 2010  |  3827 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 ema...

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Barnet Council loss of personal data about former Students

31 March 2010  |  5349 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 eq...

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Argos credit card scandal worsens

09 March 2010  |  5131 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 un

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Beware e-mails from HMRC offering you a Tax Rebate

02 February 2010  |  3642 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 ban...

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NAO tells HMRC to answer the phone - that would be nice

18 January 2010  |  3452 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

"HM Revenue and Customs: Handling telephone enquiries", published by the National Audit Office on 15 January, says that HMRC's customer contact directorate answered only 57% of the 103 milli...

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Facebook - take care to check your Privacy Settings

11 December 2009  |  3802 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

Facebook has changed the way its privacy settings operate, asking users to change their settings even if they had already been set. Users logging on this week are presented with a new screen that the...

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National Border Targeting Centre - staff training delays

10 December 2009  |  4132 views  |  0  |  Recommends 0

The opening of the operations centre at the heart of a new £1.2bn computer system - planned to monitor every person who enters or leaves the UK - has been delayed by staff training. The National Bor

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