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Restaurants face backdoor cyber threat

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A formidable new Trojan is threatening to eat up the hospitality sector. It’s the brainchild of infamous hackers Carbanak (aka FIN7), who have previously cut lucrative swathes through the financial community. Using Bateleur, a sophisticated new JScript backdoor Trojan, the hacking team is launching phishing attacks on restaurants to harvest… Read more »

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US healthcare giant suffers another data breach

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Hot on the heels of one of the largest pay-outs in data breach history (a cool $115m to cover the credit monitoring of some 79 million individuals), Anthem Inc – the number one provider of health insurance in America – has admitted to another haemorrhage of sensitive information on over… Read more »

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Canadian telecom company suffers data breach

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Canada’s largest telecoms company, Bell Canada, has suffered a major hack which has resulted in the theft of the personal details of 2m account holders – 10% of its customer base. The communications giant was quick to reassure its customers that no payment card numbers or passwords appear to have… Read more »

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Three Mobile hack larger than thought

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Three Mobile, Britain’s fourth largest mobile telecoms provider, has now revealed that nearly a quarter of a million of its customers were affected by its data breach in November 2016 – over 76,000 more than they first reported. The scam’s apparent master plan was to hijack a Three Mobile system… Read more »

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Holidaymakers exposed after ABTA hack

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The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is the latest organisation to take a cyber hit, exposing the personal details of thousands of UK travelers and hundreds of tour operators and travel agents after an attack on its hosting provider. While ABTA claims that it has the problem under control,… Read more »

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The GDPR: how will it change UK businesses’ approach to cyber?

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By Graeme Newman, Chief Innovation Officer Only a few weeks ago, it emerged that popular high-street retailer Sports Direct had suffered a cyberattack, resulting in the names, emails, postal addresses and phone numbers of some 30,000 staff members being stolen. Yet, whilst internal systems detected the intrusion in September, the… Read more »

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Teddy’s been hacked – the pitfalls of ‘smart’ toys

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You know when you were a kid and you’d sometimes lie in the dark, wondering whether your toys were watching you? Well, in a sense, in the age of IoT this may actually be correct. And the more worrying aspect is who else could be listening in. A range of… Read more »

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Cloudflare leak affects millions of websites

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The bad news is that millions of websites using security and web optimisation platform Cloudflare have recently suffered a data leak. Amongst those affected by the security vulnerability nicknamed Cloudbleed are Uber, Fitbit and dating site OkCupid. More than 5 million sites currently utilise Cloudfare, meaning the security hiccup could… Read more »

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Uber drivers used customer data to stalk

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Ward Spangenberg, a former information security specialist at Uber, has claimed in court that staff at the online taxi firm are using its vehicle-tracking technology to flout data protection and consumer privacy obligations by leaking information on the movements of politicians, celebrities, ex-lovers and employees. He also accuses Uber of… Read more »

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