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British Telecom sends Customers personal details unencrypted

30 September 2010  |  4377 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  |  3886 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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Manchester Police lose Anti-Terror Secrets

06 September 2010  |  2537 views  |  1  |  Recommends 0

The Daily Star reports that Manchester Police lost an Unencrypted & not Password-protected USB memory stick containing top secret anti-terror documents in the street outside their own Police Stati...

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UK Financial Institution loses 675K in 30 days

03 September 2010  |  3659 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  |  4750 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  |  5112 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  |  3661 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  |  5332 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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Argos credit card scandal worsens

09 March 2010  |  5113 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  |  3629 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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