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  1. Hackers access 5.9m bank cards at Dixons Carphone Dixons Carphone says it has been the victim of an "unauthorised data access" in which millions of customer bank card details were targeted over the past 12 months. The company believed there were attempts since last July - only discovered over the past week - to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of its processing systems for Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores. It said there was currently no evidence of any fraudulent use of the information - with the vast majority of the cards having chip and pin protection. However, Dixons Carphone said it had notified card providers to 105,000 non-EU issued cards that did not have chip and pin technology so those customers could be immediately protected. In addition, Dixons Carphone said 1.2 million personal data records were hacked. It admitted non-financial personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, was accessed but it again insisted that it had seen no evidence of any fraud at this stage. The breach was currently being investigated by police, it said, while regulators had also been informed. https://uk.yahoo.com/finance/news/hacking-targets-customers-currys-pc-world-064800857.html
  2. Hackers access 5.9m bank cards at Dixons Carphone Dixons Carphone says it has been the victim of an "unauthorised data access" in which millions of customer bank card details were targeted over the past 12 months. The company believed there were attempts since last July - only discovered over the past week - to compromise 5.9 million cards in one of its processing systems for Currys PC World and Dixons Travel stores. It said there was currently no evidence of any fraudulent use of the information - with the vast majority of the cards having chip and pin protection. However, Dixons Carphone said it had notified card providers to 105,000 non-EU issued cards that did not have chip and pin technology so those customers could be immediately protected. In addition, Dixons Carphone said 1.2 million personal data records were hacked. It admitted non-financial personal data, such as names, addresses or email addresses, was accessed but it again insisted that it had seen no evidence of any fraud at this stage. The breach was currently being investigated by police, it said, while regulators had also been informed. https://uk.yahoo.com/finance/news/hacking-targets-customers-currys-pc-world-064800857.html
  3. Hackers could have accessed everything from encrypted corporate email to online banking apps using vulnerabilities recently found to affect Qualcomm chips in up to 900m Android smartphones and tablets. Checkpoint, an Israeli cyber security company that found four flaws in the chips, said cyber criminals could encourage users to download a malicious app and escalate its privileges so it can see everything on the device Qualcomm is the leading maker of chips for advanced smartphones. Checkpoint said devices using Qualcomm chipsets include the Google Nexus 5X, 6 and 6P, HTC One M9 and HTC 10 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. Checkpoint informed both Qualcomm and Google, which develops the Android operating system, of the vulnerabilities. Google said users of Android devices that have downloaded the most recent security updates are protected from three out of the four flaws. The fourth will be included in an upcoming update. There is no evidence to date that cyber criminals have yet exploited the flaws. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/11b8cabe-5c7c-11e6-a72a-bd4bf1198c63.html#axzz4IjA843Kx
  4. Gambling website Paddy Power admitted today that hackers stole the personal details of more than 600,000 customers in a cyber attack four years ago, and that it "suspected" the leak at the time but failed to warn those who may have been exposed to a greater risk of identity theft. The company revealed in a statement that it was aware of an attack on its computer system in 2010 and conducted an investigation that led to a suspicion that “some non-financial customer information may have been exposed”. However, despite the potential risks to its customers, it did not inform users of the breach. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/internet-security/11003685/Paddy-Power-hackers-stole-details-of-600000-users.html
  5. Cyber criminals who hacked a branch of Barclays bank have now given themselves up in the face of catastrophic losses on their account. The [problem] was running like clockwork after the gang initially succeeded breaking into the system and stealing £1.3 million of customers’ money. However, things started to go wrong after an unsolicited call from Barclays investment arm offering to double their money through derivatives trading. Despite the plausible sales patter, lead hacker Julian Brown revealed that by the end of the first week the Barclays traders had lost them £4 million. ‘We were then hit with £500,000 in unauthorised overdraft fees. The man rang back and said we should double up as we could make a fortune betting on something called the Libor. It all sounded too good to be true but we were in too far to say no.’ The hackers were shocked to discover that in the second week Barclays traders lost them a further £9 million as someone had apparently fixed the Libor rate. ‘It was just such bad luck, of course we were then charged £1.5 million in overdraft charges, interest and returned direct debits. We nearly had our broadband cut off, which would have been embarrassing for the reputation of an international group of computer hackers.’ To add insult to injury, the hacking group had their identity stolen and a further £4 million was removed from their account while they were on their way to give themselves up. Complained Brown: ‘Our card was skimmed when we got some cash out for the taxi to take us to the police station. It’s disgusting, you just can’t trust anyone these days.’ A Barclays spokesman said: ‘We offer all our customers the same terms and conditions, whether they are legitimate customers or fraudsters. We should remind you that investments can go up and down and we like to think of losses more as commission opportunities. By the way, there is a charge of £50 for the letter we will send out tomorrow to repeat all these points in a slightly less comprehensible way. It’s all in the small print, you know.’
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