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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Live chat widget leads to Ticketmaster breach

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Ticketmaster, the California-based ticketing agency, has suffered a data breach affecting five per cent of its customers. On June 23rd, Ticketmaster’s UK operation spotted malicious software on a customer support product hosted by Inbenta Technologies; an AI company that specialises in natural language processing and semantic search. Ticketmaster was using Inbenta’s… Read more »


Flight monitoring service hacked

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Nearly a quarter of a million users of Swedish flight tracking service Flightradar24 may have had their emails and passwords compromised by a recent data breach. Flightradar24, one of the leading providers of real-time aircraft flight information, initially advised its customers to change their passwords, without making any public announcement… Read more »


Tesla takes former technician to court

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Electric car maker Tesla is suing Martin Tripp, a disillusioned former employee and self-styled whistle-blower, for attempted industrial sabotage. Elon Musk, the visionary founder of the Californian automotive-to-alternative energy company, claims that Tripp hacked into the Tesla computer system and leaked confidential information to unauthorised third parties. As well as… Read more »


Google products expose more IoT security issues

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Vulnerabilities in two Google products are prompting fresh concerns over the security of the Internet of Things. It appears that hackers can detect a person’s exact location by exploiting vulnerabilities in Chromecast – Google’s streaming device, and Home – its artificial intelligence speaker. While it’s deemed unlikely that this could… Read more »


Hackers target second Korean crypto-exchange

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Another South Korean cryptocurrency exchange has fallen victim to a major hack. Bithumb, the world’s sixth-largest crypto-coin exchange, has suspended trading after hackers stole over $30 million worth of digital currencies under its control. The Seoul-based exchange suspects that the hack emanates from North Korea. Bithumb also suffered an attack in… Read more »