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Uber tried to conceal massive global data breach

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Most parents believe that rewarding bad behaviour is a recipe for disaster. The same principle surely applies to hackers, as best practice states that – generally – demands for ransom should not be met. Uber seems to have ignored this and, as recent revelations have shown, has gone ahead and… Read more »

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Record-breaking year for breaches

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The first half of 2017 has already witnessed more data leaks and thefts than in the whole of the previous year. So far 1.9 billion records have been compromised since January 1st, up from 1.37 billion in the whole of 2016 – that means, on average, every day over 10… Read more »

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Popular second hand tech retailer hacked

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In the old days, robbers and looters would break into an electronics store and make off with TVs, camcorders, stereos and whatever else they could carry. In the modern world they just steal its customers’ identities. CeX, a major retailer of second hand technology and computer games headquartered in London’s… Read more »

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Spambot exposes 700 million accounts

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A researcher known as Benkow has discovered that a spambot called Onliner has successfully bypassed spam filters to target 711 million email addresses. Having discovered this vast data cache, which includes email addresses, passwords, configuration files and SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) credentials, Benkow alerted Have I Been Pwned’s Troy… Read more »

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Payment card data theft prolific in US

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When it comes to card security, shopping online is now much safer than shopping in-store, according to new research contained in Trustwave’s Global Security Report. While hacking attacks against sales tills (also referred to as Point of Sale, or PoS) rose by almost a third in 2016, e-commerce incidents decreased… Read more »

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Unsolicited emails or data sharing?

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No one likes unsolicited mail. So, on the face of it, Unroll.me’s inbox decluttering service looks like a godsend – except that by giving it access to your account you are laying yourself open to even more invasion of your privacy. And it’s not just Unroll.me that passes on users’… Read more »

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Hackers steal an entire bank

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When it comes to robbing a bank, the days of stocking masks and sawn-off shotguns are long gone. Nowadays, it is possible to hijack a bank’s entire online operations from the comfort of your swivel chair. On a Saturday afternoon in October 2016, a team of ingenious cyber bank robbers… Read more »

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Madison Square Garden hit by hackers

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Hackers have harvested credit card data from sports and entertainment customers of the Madison Square Garden Company. The attacks, which were found to have been going on for a year, took place across the numerous venues owned by the company, and are thought to have exposed millions of customers’ names,… Read more »

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Hackers check into US hotel chains

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Customers at twenty hotel properties owned by HEI Hotels and Resorts, including Starwood and Hyatt, may have had their credit card information stolen and leaked in a cyber attack earlier this summer. Targeting the hotels’ POS (Point of Sale) systems, hackers have potentially purloined guests’ card details while they were… Read more »

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