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Fintech company ignores hole in its software

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Despite repeated warnings from a number of security organisations, Swiss banking technology company BPC continues to maintain that its SmartVista ecommerce software system remains secure. BPC deploys its SmartVista product suite in sixty countries, either as an individual point solution to meet a specific need or implemented together to form… Read more »

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Customers’ biometric data breached

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The stated mission of US payment kiosk vendor Avanti Markets is ‘to fundamentally transform the unattended retail market experience through innovative thinking, the use of technology and great customer service’. Unfortunately, these fine principles have been somewhat undermined by a malware breach that has placed its customers’ personal data, payment… Read more »

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Fasthosts customers locked out of backup system

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Customers of British internet services provider Fasthosts had to go without access to their backed-up data for up to six days, due to the web hosting company’s panicky reaction to the WannaCry attack. Fasthost was concerned that clients’ online data stored on its unsupported Microsoft Windows Server 2003 was potentially… Read more »

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Location trackers generate serious data

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It seems that mobile phone networks and wireless hotspot operators in the UK are harvesting data from their customers and passing it on to third parties without their knowledge or consent. With many consumers unwittingly opting into service user agreements which allow for permanent location tracking, the highly sensitive data… Read more »

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Uber: Friendly hackers welcome

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Uber, continuing its trend of unique business modelling, has offered employment to friendly hackers as part of its cyber security protection measures. By putting its business offering into the marketplace for ethical hackers to test and exploit, Uber is using the latest techniques to make sure its website and apps… Read more »

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Inside Breach Exposes Hospital Data

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Alabama’s Flowers Hospital recently began notifying an undisclosed number of patients that their personal information may have been stolen by a former employee. “Flowers Hospital’s laboratory processes lab tests submitted to us by your health care provider,” hospital privacy officer Patti Hatcher explained in a notification letter. “Unfortunately, we discovered on… Read more »

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Charges in US web-link sharing case lowered

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The US government has applied to drop some charges against a journalist who shared web links to stolen documents. In 2012, US citizen Barrett Brown shared links to documents stolen by Anonymous hackers from intelligence firm Stratfor. Sharing the links led to charges of identity theft because the documents listed, among… Read more »

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Orange hacked: 800,000 customer details stolen

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Hackers have managed to breach the security of Orange and have reportedly stolen details of 800,000 users of the telecoms company’s website. Orange’s website was targeted on January 16 and details of 3 percent of customers stolen including customers’ names, email addresses, mailing address, land line and mobile phone numbers…. Read more »

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University of Pennsylvania Health System compromises patient privacy

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The University of Pennsylvania Health System revealed Monday that some patients’ privacy was accidentally breached because of misprinted bills – the mistake was made on behalf their billing vendor, Revspring of Wixom. The company had a malfunction in its printing operation. As a result, some patients received bills containing both… Read more »

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Android users duped by developer to release personal data to advertisers

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Tens of millions of Android users have been ‘deceived’ by a developer who covertly gathered personal data, the US Federal Trade Commission is quoted by BBC News as saying. GoldenShores Technologies took ID and location data from the millions using its Brightest Flashlight app. The developer shared the data with… Read more »

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