12 Billion Dollar Scam

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A public service announcement has been released as an update on the Business E-mail Compromise 12 Billion Dollar Scam that has targeted both businesses and individuals using wire transfer payments. This announcement includes new Internet Crime Complaint information along with updated statistics from between October 2013 and May 2018. Using… Read more »

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Macy’s hit by data breach

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Macy’s, the iconic US retailer, and its sister department store Bloomingdales have suffered a data breach. While only a relatively small number of the store’s online customers are affected, the attackers have had access to their account passwords and user names for nearly two months. The breached data includes names,… Read more »

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Ticketmaster scam tip of the iceberg

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It now seems that the recent Ticketmaster data theft is just one of many similar incursions. According to Californian cybersecurity company RiskIQ, this is part of a major card-skimming operation that could have compromised more than 800 e-commerce websites. Threat actors Magecart are using third-party suppliers of chatbots and other… Read more »

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Facebook continues to share user data

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Despite agreeing in 2015 not to share users’ personal information with third parties, it now appears that Facebook made a few exceptions to this pledge – sixty-one, in fact. During the Congressional grilling of Mark Zuckerberg in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica furore, it emerged that the social network… Read more »

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China ups its cyberwar on Taiwan

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China has been using cyberwarfare to undermine the Taiwanese government for some time. While recent attacks have been less numerous, they have become harder to detect and trace. The Chinese cyber army is using the attacks to undermine its independence-seeking offshore neighbour, increasingly utilising search engines such as Google to… Read more »

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NHS records released without permission

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The NHS’s seventieth anniversary celebrations have been somewhat tarnished by the revelation that the confidential medical records of 150,000 patients have not remained confidential after all – contrary to their express wishes. The patients had assumed that health data stored on the NHS’s Digital IT system would be kept private… Read more »

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Hackers 1 Adidas 0

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German sportswear giant Adidas has admitted to being the victim of a hack that has compromised the personal data of millions of customers who have made purchases via its US website. It doesn’t appear that any financial or fitness information has been taken, however; and hackers would need to unencrypt… Read more »

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Cyber Claims Case Study: Beyond the breach – hospital faces huge operational disruption

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Healthcare providers, like any business, are exposed to a range of cyber exposures, including malware attacks, which can have a devastating impact on their operations, especially in relation to system damage and business interruption costs. In this month’s cyber claims case study we have reviewed a malware attack at a small hospital and how our policy… Read more »

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Surveillance footage sent to the wrong address

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It must be disconcerting to tune into footage from your home security camera to find yourself looking at complete strangers. This has recently happened in Britain to users of cameras made by Swann Communications – a subsidiary of Infinova Group, an international security camera specialist headquartered in the US. The… Read more »

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WordPress fix long overdue

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It’s now seven months since researchers notified WordPress that its CMS contained a vulnerability that allows a user with limited privileges to deploy the ‘thumbnail delete’ function to take control of a website. So far, WordPress has failed to issue a fix; despite the fact that a malicious party –… Read more »

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