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...."This is a very serious situation for anybody who is infected because the victims have their accounts controlled by a malicious party," Justin Cappos, a cyber security professor at NYU, told Reuters. According to PC World magazine, the scam was more sophisticated than typical phishing attacks, whereby people trick people into handing over their personal information by posing as a reputable company. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... . The Indian firm, which uses a digital platform to provide information, said the breach includes swathes of personal information, including email addresses and hashed passwords. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....". Amazon said that it would not share any personal information with advertisers or third party websites. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....Branson, who is worth £4. 9bn, according to the latest Sunday Times rich list, said: “I am determined to prevent anyone being confused into giving money or their personal information away on a false pretence. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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India's Zomato says data from 17 million users stolen image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 18th of May 2017 07:43:26 AM
.... . The Indian firm, which uses a digital platform to provide information, said the breach includes swathes of personal information, including email addresses and hashed passwords. ...
Richard Branson says scammers are using his name to dupe investors image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 03:08:44 PM
....Branson, who is worth £4. 9bn, according to the latest Sunday Times rich list, said: “I am determined to prevent anyone being confused into giving money or their personal information away on a false pretence. ...
Is it better to borrow money for a foreign property from home or overseas? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 12th of May 2017 12:00:00 AM
....In terms of ease of access, you are likely to find it easier to get financing in the UK, as you will have a history of domestic payments and borrowing to help a lender assess your ability to repay the loan. Your credit score is not an international measurement - varying data protection laws across the globe make it difficult to share personal information across borders, so a strong credit rating does not necessarily apply abroad. ...
Is it safe to manage currency transfers on your phone? image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 5th of May 2017 03:10:00 PM
.... . If your phone is lost or stolen, having a passcode or fingerprint lock means that none of your personal information can be accessed. ...
Google Docs users hit by phishing scam image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 3rd of May 2017 10:11:39 PM
...."This is a very serious situation for anybody who is infected because the victims have their accounts controlled by a malicious party," Justin Cappos, a cyber security professor at NYU, told Reuters. According to PC World magazine, the scam was more sophisticated than typical phishing attacks, whereby people trick people into handing over their personal information by posing as a reputable company. ...
Amazon 'style assistant' divides opinion image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 01:31:35 PM
....". Amazon said that it would not share any personal information with advertisers or third party websites. ...
Outgoing Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will likely get $186m payout image
.... The payoff comes on top of roughly $200m that Mayer has already received in salary and bonuses over her five year tenure. Mayer did lose her 2017 annual bonus after Yahoo’s bungled security exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion of its users, and threatened the Verizon deal. ...
Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:01:21 AM
.... The Information Commissioner’s Office levied the fine, saying that the attack “could have been prevented if TalkTalk had taken basic steps to protect customers’ information”. Hackers accessed the personal information of more than 150,000 customers of the internet service provider, including sensitive financial data for more than 15,000 people. ...
Wonga data breach 'affects 245,000 UK customers' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 02:20:23 PM
.... . A spokeswoman for the Information Commissioner's Office said: "All organisations have a responsibility to keep customers' personal information secure. ...
Wonga data breach could affect nearly 250,000 UK customers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 9th of April 2017 11:33:39 AM
.... The ICO regulates firms’ use and care of people’s personal details, although financial services companies are not obliged to inform it of any breach. A spokesperson for the organisatio said: “All organisations have a responsibility to keep customers’ personal information secure. ...
UK charities fined for data law breaches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:20:45 AM
....But it limited the individual fines to between £6,000 and £18,000 because donors could be unhappy at more punitive fines. "[People] will be upset to learn the way their personal information has been analysed and shared by charities they trusted with their details and their donations," said Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham. ...
Urban spies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 12:29:02 AM
...."Very few of us have any real concept of what data smart cities are gathering," said Renate Samson of privacy watchdog Big Brother Watch. "Some of it may be completely anodyne and simply a reaction to a physical movement, but with the increase of devices connected to the internet, the chances are that street lamp, CCTV camera, wi-fi connection, electronic keypad, touch and go payment device, is capturing data on you, your movements, device data and personal information. ...
Spear-phishing scammer demanded sex show image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 22nd of March 2017 02:34:32 AM
.... Spear phishing targets an individual or small group of people. The attacker can gather personal information about their target to build a more believable persona. ...
Three UK's mobile customers experience new data breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 05:18:58 PM
....Thompson said it was a “shocking breach of data privacy”. He wrote on Three UK’s Facebook page: “Care to explain just how my details have been shared, how many people have had access to my personal information, for how long, and how many of your other customers have had their details leaked by yourselves to other members of the public as well?”. ...
Identity fraud reached record levels in 2016 image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 15th of March 2017 01:00:52 AM
.... . Fraudsters get hold of the necessary personal material by stealing mail, computer hacking, obtaining data on the dark web, and exploiting personal information on social media. ...
Glamorous, really? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 7th of March 2017 12:14:10 AM
.... . "Claire asks 'Do you want a return flight?' then provides a set of two to three options that the traveller can book instantly, as Claire has their personal information and payment details saved. ...
Love on the line? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 3rd of March 2017 12:03:50 AM
....But what are the bigger dating companies doing to ensure our safety? . Many issue guidelines, such as never to give out personal information and to watch out for odd language in messages or personal profiles, for example. ...
Yahoo boss Marissa Mayer loses millions in bonuses over security lapses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 2nd of March 2017 01:24:37 AM
. Yahoo chief executive Marissa Mayer will lose her annual bonus and the company’s top lawyer has been removed over their mishandling of security breaches that exposed the personal information of more than 1 billion users. ...
EpiPen alternative to hit market at more than seven times the price image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 13th of February 2017 11:00:11 AM
....That means wholesale drug prices are higher, thereby driving up the overall cost of healthcare when insurers pass these costs on to consumers in premiums and deductibles. For example, Kaléo provides coupons to make both Auvi-Q and Evzio free out of pocket using a program called “Affordability”, which requires patients to give their personal information in exchange for discounts. ...
TalkTalk chief executive Dido Harding to step down image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 1st of February 2017 07:40:12 AM
....In October, TalkTalk was hit with a record £400,000 fine for the security failings that led to the company being hacked in October 2015. The hack resulted in the attacker accessing the personal information of more than 150,000 customers of the internet service provider, including sensitive financial data for more than 15,000 people. ...
Cyber security takes centre stage in the age of Trump image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:30:17 AM
. In 2016 cyber hacking repeatedly made the front page: from the revelation that hackers had stolen personal information associated with half a billion Yahoo accounts, to Donald Trump asking Russia to hack Hillary Clinton’s email. ...
Airline passenger details easy prey for hackers, say researchers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 28th of December 2016 12:47:03 PM
....The worldwide system used to coordinate travel bookings between airlines, travel agents, and price comparison websites is hopelessly insecure, according to researchers. The lack of modern security features, both in the design of the system itself and of the many sites and services that control access to it, makes it easy for an attacker to harvest personal information from bookings, steal flights by altering ticketing details, or earn millions of air miles by attaching new frequent-flyer numbers to pre-booked flights, according to German security firm SR Labs. ...
TalkTalk's wi-fi hack advice is 'astonishing' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of December 2016 02:23:07 PM
....". A spokeswoman for TalkTalk said that customers could change their settings "if they wish" but added that she believed there was "no risk to their personal information". ...
Charities fined over 'wealth screening' data breaches image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 07:21:01 PM
....The RSPCA questioned the ICO findings while the BHF said it might appeal. As well as "wealth screening", the charities traced and targeted new or lapsed donors by piecing together personal information obtained from other sources, and traded personal details with other charities "creating a massive pool of donor data for sale", the ICO said. ...
'Millions of Dailymotion account details taken' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of December 2016 01:58:57 PM
.... . Dailymotion said the impact of the breach was limited and no personal information had been lost. ...
National Lottery accounts feared hacked image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of November 2016 08:59:23 AM
.... . "However, we do believe that this attack may have resulted in some of the personal information that the affected players hold in their online account being accessed. ...
Loans boss paid hackers to attack consumer website, court told image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 21st of November 2016 03:48:44 PM
....”. Ben Douglas-Jones, for the defence, told the court the consumer site had detailed the married businessman’s personal information, and encouraged users to contact him. ...
How insurers are watching you online, and is it time to switch energy provider? image
....Homes with spiral staircases. Admiral may have been forced to pull plans to use Facebook to find out more about customers, but insurers are using a wealth of personal information to set your premiums – in some cases looking at how much you spend on your weekly shopping. ...
Tesco Bank fraud: key questions answered image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 7th of November 2016 11:41:29 AM
....”. Although not directly linked to their Tesco Bank account, Neate said cyber criminals may have been able to gain access to personal information which could potentially help them unlock other online accounts. ...
Facebook blocks Admiral's car insurance discount plan image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 11:45:49 AM
....". A spokesman for the Information Commissioner's Office said: "The law says that the use of personal information must be fair. ...
Facebook face-off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of November 2016 12:10:59 AM
...." . Stories about online privacy are often about children and teenagers being warned of the dangers of publishing too much personal information online. ...
Online fraud 'costs UK £10.9bn a year' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 17th of October 2016 11:16:23 PM
....9bn was lost to the UK economy in the 12 months to April, prevention group Get Safe Online said. Fraudulent emails and messages directing people to websites that gather victims' personal information are the most common con-trick, it said. ...
Verizon says Yahoo data breach could affect deal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 14th of October 2016 05:53:09 AM
....The company said in September that the information had been "stolen by what we believe is a state-sponsored actor" but did not say which country it held responsible. The breach included swathes of personal information, including names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”. ...
Customers 'bewildered and fearful' about use of their data image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:05:15 PM
. Nine in 10 people have no idea what companies do with the personal information the firms hold about them, a survey suggests. ...
Yahoo 'state' hackers stole data from 500 million users image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of September 2016 07:17:13 PM
....Yahoo says "state-sponsored" hackers stole data on about 500 million users in what could be the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history. The breach included swathes of personal information, including names and emails, as well as “unencrypted security questions and answers”. ...
Uber starts mapping UK city streets image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 16th of September 2016 11:34:27 AM
....The firm said while existing maps were "a good starting point" it hoped to be able to identify the best pick-up and drop-off points from its own images. It said it may "incidentally" collect personal information, such as photos of people and licence plates, but would not be sharing any of the data online. ...
Toymakers fined for tracking children online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 10:54:16 AM
....The New York attorney general said the four firms involved had agreed to pay penalties totalling $835,000 (£630,000) as a consequence. The US prohibits websites targeted at under-13s from collecting personal information about them without permission from their parents. ...
Asian companies have world's worst cybersecurity says study image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:59:11 PM
....Hackers could take over key infrastructure such as power stations, which happened in the Ukraine, and potentially even transport systems in so-called smart cities. On a consumer level, personal information can be used for fraudulent purposes. ...
Poor security 'aided' Ashley Madison hack image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of August 2016 05:39:32 PM
....The report released this week revealed that Avid Life violated privacy laws in both countries thanks to the lax way it oversaw data that users surrendered to it when they signed up. "Privacy breaches are a core risk for any organisation with a business model based on the collection and use of personal information," said Daniel Therrien, Canada's privacy commissioner, in a statement. ...
Sage employee arrested in fraud probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of August 2016 08:38:57 PM
....City of London police said the woman was arrested on Wednesday in connection with a fraud investigation and has since been bailed. Earlier this week the software firm was the victim of a data breach, which may have compromised personal information for employees at 280 UK businesses. ...
Fresh bid talk lifts shares in Peppa Pig firm Entertainment One image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 15th of August 2016 07:54:21 AM
.... The company said it was "investigating unauthorised access to customer information using an internal login". Reports said the data breach could have compromised personal information for employees at 280 UK businesses. ...
Sage software firm hit by data breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of August 2016 11:35:28 AM
. A data breach at large UK software company Sage may have compromised personal information for employees at 280 UK businesses, it is understood. ...

Apple tells mourning father to get court order to access son’s music, photos and 'memories'
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....A spokesman for Apple said that due to strict privacy laws it was not in a place to hand over data to the Hehir family without legal authority. He said: "Apple takes the privacy and security of customer's personal information very seriously" explaining that in some instances customers may not want their private data transferred to other people meaning they cannot by default override password protected data. ...
How to avoid falling victim to fraudsters image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 30th of July 2016 06:00:26 AM
.... Their aim is to make you fear for your savings, and act illogically. • Never say where you bank, or give any personal information to callers, whoever they claim to be. ...

iTunes users warned to delete 'scam' emails claiming they have spent more than £20 downloading songs
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....Some who reported this email to Apple's Support desk on Twitter were directed to the company's policy on emails they send. "The iTunes Store will never ask you to provide personal information or sensitive account information (such as passwords or credit card numbers) via email," it says. ...

iTunes users targeted with £20 purchase refund scam - how to protect yourself
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.... . Apple will never ask its customers to provide personal information or payment details, including credit card numbers and passwords, in an email or text message. ...

Supreme Court blocks SNP's controversial 'named person' scheme
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Thursday 28th of July 2016 11:12:17 AM
....According to ministers, the legislation is needed to avoid another child abuse tragedy. But five judges at the Supreme Court ruled it was incompatible with human rights law due to proposals on sharing personal information. ...

British churches on terror alert as Isil supporters threaten London after murder of Normandy priest
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....Britain's intelligence agencies have said a terrorist attack in the UK is "highly likely" following attacks in other parts of Europe. A five-judge tribunal was told the seriousness of the threat as the spy agencies defended themselves against accusations of engaging in the mass collection of communications data and UK citizens' personal information without proper legal safeguards being in place. ...

British security services warn attack on UK is ‘very likely’ as churches on terror alert after Normandy priest murder
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.... . The warning that a terror attack may happen in the UK came from Britain's intelligence agencies as they defended themselves against accusations of engaging in the mass collection of communications data and UK citizens' personal information without proper legal safeguards being in place. ...
Regulators investigate parent company of Ashley Madison image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 5th of July 2016 09:57:50 PM
....Avid Life Media, the owner of infidelity dating website Ashley Madison, is being investigated by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC), company executives said. Last year, hackers stole the personal information of millions of the website's customers, which helps link up married people who wish to cheat. ...
World-Check terrorism database exposed online image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 29th of June 2016 12:50:09 PM
...."The worst possible situation that could arise is that someone who may be innocent, but accused of criminal activity in the database, could be permanently branded on a global scale if this database were to be spread publicly," said Mr Vickery. A spokeswoman for the UK's Information Commissioner Officer said the Data Protection Act required personal information to be kept secure even if it had been collated from public sources. ...
How to create the perfect password image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 21st of May 2016 05:59:05 AM
....Don’t use your dog or cat’s name, or a variant, as your password, and then post up fluffy pictures on Facebook naming them. What Cassidy calls APTs, advanced persistent threat groups, will scour the internet for personal information that will guide them in attacking bank accounts. ...
Beware of scams: Beat fraudsters by staying alert image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of May 2016 09:57:00 AM
.... So think twice before acting on unexpected emails, texts, calls or letters. Protect yourself: If you receive a call, text or email out of the blue asking for your personal information do not respond. ...
Up a gumtree when I lost my £100 deposit on a bike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... DB, London. The Data Protection Act does allow companies to disclose personal information to third parties when a crime has been committed, but it’s up to the company to decide whether or not to do so and, although formal form-filling is not a legal requirement, the Act suggests that firms request this to protect themselves. ...
Up a gumtree when I lost my £100 deposit on a bike image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 11th of May 2016 06:00:04 AM
.... DB, London. The Data Protection Act does allow companies to disclose personal information to third parties when a crime has been committed, but it’s up to the company to decide whether or not to do so and, although formal form-filling is not a legal requirement, the Act suggests that firms request this to protect themselves. ...
Apple scammers have their heads in the iCloud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 23rd of April 2016 06:00:29 AM
. Apple iPhone and iPad users have been warned not to fall for fake emails and texts that aim to trick them into handing over their iCloud login so scammers can access all their personal information stored in the cloud. ...
The tools being used in Latin America and the Caribbean to protect children online image
....While children have always been exposed to violence and abuse - and ICTs are not in and of themselves harmful, they have changed the opportunity, scale, scope, form and impact of violence against children. In the online world, some of the risks children face include invasive forms of bullying and harassment; posting of highly personal information including sexualised images/videos; new opportunities for adults to prey on the vulnerability of children for sexual solicitation (“online grooming”); child sexual abuse material and user-generated content. ...
Osborne and Corbyn publish tax records image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 11th of April 2016 02:10:56 AM
.... . But Conservative MP Charles Walker told the BBC's Daily Politics there was "a new culture of bullying" in the UK and warned of a situation where public figures could end up having to release a stream of personal information, such as medical records. ...
George Osborne under pressure to reveal if he has used tax havens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 10th of April 2016 02:49:48 PM
.... The SNP leader was paid more than £104,000 for her role as first minister last year, and paid more than £31,000 in tax. She joined two other Scottish political leaders – Labour’s Kezia Dugdale and the Conservatives’ Ruth Davidson – in releasing the personal information. ...
Cameron had stake in father's trust image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 7th of April 2016 06:39:39 PM
....He told BBC News: "It feels like the prime minister is governing from the shadows in this announcement today. That he's been withholding personal information that he feels personal shame about. ...
Why you might not be warned of an online security breach image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 30th of March 2016 07:01:01 AM
.... Service providers such as telecoms firms are the exception and must inform customers of any security concerns. Otherwise, the emphasis is on damage limitation and recovery but this (as Talk Talk customers have discovered) does not necessarily mean that you will get your money back if the leak of personal information allows thieves to defraud you. ...
Will smart toys make parents lazy? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 29th of March 2016 11:48:02 AM
.... This is because services designed for children in the US have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, or COPPA. This regulation controls the use of data collected from anyone under 13, including personal information and audio files, and forbids services from sharing it with other companies or using it for marketing without explicit parental consent. ...
From fine wine to lotteries: Blockchain tech takes off image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 28th of March 2016 11:35:38 PM
...."Our goal is to unbundle the incumbent marketplaces around the world by offering a more private, secure and flexible option that isn't controlled by any one corporate interest, but rather, by the users themselves," developer Brian Hoffman tells the BBC. According to OpenBazaar, cutting out the middleman means there are no fees, no restrictions, no accounts to create, and you only reveal the personal information you feel comfortable sharing. ...
Deception scams drive rise in financial fraud image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Monday 21st of March 2016 07:21:00 PM
.... . “If you receive a call, text or email out of the blue asking for your personal information, hang up the phone and do not reply directly. ...
I want to delete Asda, but its ‘smooth checkout’ is cutting up rough image
....It won’t be drawn on whether this will include the option to delete if you no longer wish to be a customer. Under the Data Protection Act, companies can retain personal information for as long as it is necessary– but you don’t have the right to get it automatically deleted, only to request that it stops using it. ...
Man charged over nude photo hacks image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of March 2016 09:41:56 PM
...."By illegally accessing intimate details of his victims' personal lives, Mr Collins violated their privacy and left many to contend with lasting emotional distress, embarrassment and feelings of insecurity," said David Bowdich, the assistant director in charge of the FBI's Los Angeles field office. "We continue to see both celebrities and victims from all walks of life suffer the consequences of this crime and strongly encourage users of internet-connected devices to strengthen passwords and to be sceptical when replying to emails asking for personal information. ...
Protecting children online: 'we need to empower young people to be their best digital selves' image
....I find it incredibly rewarding when I get to interact with young people directly about their online habits and practices. There’s nothing better than when, after a brief awareness-raising, information session, or focus group, young people commit to being better “digital citizens,” agree to take steps to safeguard their personal information online, or stand up for their friends and classmates in uncomfortable situations. ...
Email scam costs couple £25,000 – but no one will help image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 4th of March 2016 11:53:58 AM
....• Don’t use things such as names of your pets/partner/children as passwords. • Ignore unsolicited phone calls, texts, emails and letters, particularly if they ask for account details, pins, passwords or personal information. ...
The Crusader's guide to foil hackers who target mobile and TV weak links image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 2nd of March 2016 12:01:00 AM
....“Cybercriminals will chase the money and it’s easy to forget how much information resides on our phones. As consumers we gladly commit personal information to apps that track our health, food intake and exercise too,” adds Norton vice president Nick Shaw. ...
Regulator issues record £350,000 fine over PPI mis-selling calls image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 01:31:04 PM
. A company that illegally sold on personal information and plagued members of the public with more than 46m automated nuisance calls relating to Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) mis-selling claims has received a record £350,000 fine. ...
Is the Internet of Things putting your child's privacy at risk? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 29th of February 2016 12:13:07 PM
....According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in America, the IoT presents a variety of potential security risks that could be exploited to harm consumers, including children. These include enabling unauthorised access and misuse of personal information (such as photos of children or recordings of conversations); facilitating attacks on other systems (by being able to access banking details, passwords etc. ...
Crunch time for Apple as it prepares for face-off with FBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 27th of February 2016 04:00:11 PM
....He says the FBI has a vested interest in presenting Apple as stopping police from prosecuting hundreds of hideous crimes, but really Apple is helping law enforcement. Phone theft can expose a wide variety of personal information to identity thieves or other criminals. ...
US taxpayer data accessed by hackers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of February 2016 09:55:45 PM
. The US tax authorities (IRS) said on Friday that the personal information of a further 390,000 individuals may have been accessed by cyber criminals. ...
How to see if your data is being sold on the 'dark web' image
Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Friday 19th of February 2016 05:09:58 PM
.... . Equifax, one of the three credit reference agencies (Callcredit and Experian being the other two), offers a service called WebDetect, which claims to trawl the “dark web” to find your personal information. ...
'Fraudsters stole our £18,923 from my Isa - and NatWest took four weeks to investigate' image
...." . The Sims experienced just one form of a growing type of fraud where criminals call customers pretending to be their bank and asking for personal information or transfers. ...
Employer-sponsored wellness programs put your health privacy on life support | Pam Dixon image
.... But a recent report in the Wall Street Journal says that they can do just that. Most people think that the information collected in employer wellness programs is covered under health privacy laws, so they don’t worry about the personal information that gets collected. ...
Hundreds of students hit by data breach image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of February 2016 12:00:01 AM
....The university believes all the documents are now offline and has contacted Google to try to ensure cached copies of the documents cannot be retrieved from its search engine. "I am very sorry that personal information about a number of postgraduate research students has been accessible on the university website," said Louise Nadal, the university's secretary. ...
Banks must do more to end the scourge of current account fraud image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 13th of February 2016 07:00:00 AM
.... If you can’t resist the urge to share the details of your life, don’t use things such as names of your pets/partner/children as passwords. • Ignore unsolicited phone calls, texts, emails and letters, particularly if they ask for account details, pins, passwords or personal information. ...

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