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27000 Files containing Barclays Bank Customer Information Leaked


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One of the biggest security breaches happened at Barclays when 27000 files containing valuable customer information was reported stolen and sold to rogue traders. These files contained highly sensitive customer information such as passport, insurance numbers, earnings, health issues, insurance policies and more.

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The leak was reported by mail which had a memory stick containing 2000 files of the bank’s customer information. It was sent by an anonymous whistleblower on the 10th of February (supposedly a former commodity broker).  It is reported that following this incident, the bank launched an investigation immediately with the police and regulatory, and said it would inform the customers as soon as possible.

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The whistle blower further explained why these files were such a big deal. These files contained not only sensitive information but also the psychometric tests that were conducted on the investors to assess their appetite to risk. In the hands of the unscrupulous salesman, this information would give them the psychological edge over the investors and could easily be used to scam the victims into investing in schemes that they could now easily tailor to their risk appetites. UK newspaper company ‘The Mail’  published a detailed report on this issue.

 

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Bank of the West candidate information might have been leaked from a retired internet application


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Bank of the west  confirmed that the login credentials of candidates applied for jobs was compromised during the month of December 2013. Although it was unclear, what other information was compromised, but Bank of the West promptly sent an email to all its candidates informing the incident and that necessary measures were taken to secure […]
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Syrian Electronic Army hacks Facebook’s domain wishing ‘Happy Birthday Mark!’


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The Syrian Electronic Army – a hacker group supportive of Syrian President Bashar Assad – managed to hack into Facebook, on the week of 10th Anniversary. The hackers first claimed to obtain Facebook.com as published on twitter at approximately 6:30 Eastern Standard Time. WHOIS search on domain registrar indicated that the email address was tied […]
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Sophos Dirty Dozen Spampionship 2013 results are out, USA tops the charts!


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Sophos, the antivirus and encryption products company recently released the ‘Dirty Dozen’ Spampionship tables for the Q4 of 2013. According to Sophos, United states has topped the charts with a 14.5% spam relaying volume. Although it is no matter to celebrate, these results are not completely surprising given that United States is one of the […]
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Snapchat’s New Security Feature ‘Snap-tcha’ Hacked In Minutes


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The famous Android and IoS app Snapchat started to gain a lot of attention last year when CEO and Co-founder Evan Spiegel rejected the purchase offers from some of the big giants like Google ($4 billion) and Facebook ($3 billion). Snapchat made news again yesterday and it is not all good news again this time. After […]
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SEA Hackers’ Latest Victim – Microsoft’s Official Blog, Email and Twitter Accounts!


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Eleven days after hijacking Skype’s social media services, the Syrian Electronic Army (SEA) has targeted Microsoft again by hacking the company’s official blog, employee emails and Twitter accounts. To prove the hack, SEA hackers left a bold message on Microsoft’s Official blog page that read “SEA Syrian Electronic Army Was Here… long live Syria!”. The […]
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