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Router company loses $50m in wire transfer scam

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Nearly fifty millions dollars has been stolen from router company Ubiquiti Networks by fraudsters posing as company officials. The money was transferred by the company’s finance department in June and the breach revealed in their quarterly report; some funds have been recovered since then. It is unclear whether the full… Read more »

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Beacon Health reveals 2013 hack

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Beacon Health Systems, a US-based health agency, has revealed that it was the target of cyber attacks as far back as late 2013. Beacon has claimed that there is no evidence that personal data accessed in these attacks has been misused by the hackers. Access was gained via employee email… Read more »

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New virus renders computers unusable

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A new computer virus has recently been discovered which essentially protects itself from destruction by making the host computer totally unusable. If challenged, the virus, called Rombertik, deletes key files and causes the computer to constantly restart. Unchallenged, the virus will harvest log in details and other key, confidential information…. Read more »

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President Obama’s emails read by Russian hackers

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President Obama’s emails were read by Russian hackers last year it has been revealed. When this was initially reported, the White House denied that access had been gained to sensitive data, however a recent report in the New York Times suggests that the cyberattack was much more serious. The hackers… Read more »

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Fake executive emails cost companies millions

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The spoofing of business executive email accounts is a lucrative business for hackers and an increasingly common practice, reports Brian Krebs. He tells the story of “Judy” who came dangerously close to losing her company $315,000 in cash after receiving an email from her boss asking her to wire the… Read more »

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Hoax email warns of Cancer

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A health watchdog is warning that thousands of people have been sent hoax emails suggesting they have cancer. The messages appear to come from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). It is not clear exactly how many people are affected, but based on the high number of calls… Read more »

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Yahoo mail service unavailable for 40 hours due to hardware issues

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E-mail provider Yahoo are facing criticism after announcing that some of its mail customers will be without e-mail access for at least 40 hours due to a hardware problem that has hit one of the company’s data centers. For Yahoo this type of technical glitch is just short of a… Read more »

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Clerical error lands MoJ with a £140k fine

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The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) have fined the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) £140k due to a clerical error which led to the personal details of 1,000 prisoners being leaked via email to three of the inmates’ families. The error was only discovered after one of the recipients contacted the prison…. Read more »

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1300 mistakenly fired in Aviva HR blunder

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Aviva has had to apologise after it’s HR department unintentionally sent 1,300 employees in its asset management arm an exit email that was intended for just one person. The Telegraph reports that the email instructed the workers to hand over all company property, security passes, and electronic passwords on their… Read more »

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