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Credit bureau TransUnion urged to tighten online security after local newspaper says it easily obtained data on Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam and Financial Secretary Paul Chan

“Hong Kong’s Monetary Authority and privacy watchdog have called on major international credit bureau TransUnion to improve its online authentication procedures after a local newspaper claimed it could easily access the personal credit files of public figures in the city, including Chief Executive Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor and Financial Secretary Paul Chan Mo-po. According to its […]
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Global

‘Almost all’ Pakistani banks hit by hackers

“FIA director Mohammad Shoaib told local media about the breach shortly after cybersecurity firm Group-IB warned that a dump of Pakistani credit and debit card details has been doing the rounds of carder forums. According to Geo News, six banks have suspended the use of their debit cards outside of Pakistan. Last week, hackers got away […]
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Risk & Fraud

Private messages from 81,000 hacked Facebook accounts for sale

“Hackers appear to have compromised and published private messages from at least 81,000 Facebook users’ accounts. The perpetrators told the BBC Russian Service that they had details from a total of 120 million accounts, which they were attempting to sell, although there are reasons to be skeptical about that figure.”
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Risk & Fraud

HSBC Bank Alerts US Customers to Data Breach

“HSBC Bank is warning some of its U.S. customers that their personal data was compromised in a breach, although it says it’s detected no signs of fraud. The data breach affects only the U.S. operations of London-based HSBC, which is the world’s seventh largest bank and the biggest in Europe. HSBC says the breach appeared to […]
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Risk & Fraud

Hackers breach Quora.com and steal password data for 100 million users

“Compromised information includes cryptographically protected passwords, full names, email addresses, data imported from linked networks, and a variety of non-public content and actions, including direct messages, answer requests, and downvotes. The breached data also included public content and actions, such as questions, answers, comments, and upvotes.”
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Risk & Fraud

Marriott Says Hackers Swiped Millions of Passport Numbers

“Marriott International Inc. said fewer customers were affected in a massive data breach than initially feared but confirmed that hackers had compromised the passport numbers of millions of people in what security analysts have described as a potential foreign-intelligence gold mine. Marriott, the world’s largest hotel company, disclosed in November that a hack in the reservation database for […]
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Risk & Fraud

The 21 biggest data breaches of 2018

“It seems like every week, a new company has to notify its customers that their data may have been compromised, and personal information may have been affected. Data breaches can happen for a variety of reasons. Some companies are hacked. Data can be mishandled or sold to third parties. Holes in a website’s security system can […]
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Risk & Fraud

Another huge database exposed millions of call logs and SMS text messages

“If you thought you’d heard this story before, you’re not wrong. Back in November, another telecoms company, Voxox, exposed a database containing millions of text messages — including password resets and two-factor codes. This time around, it’s a different company: Voipo, a Lake Forest, Calif. communications provider, exposed tens of gigabytes worth of customer data.”