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Wave discusses virtual smart card 2.0

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Paddy Power reveals 4 year old incident – industry views

Paddy Power reveals 4 year old incident – industry views

After Australian retailer Catch of the Day revealed that it had suffered a security incident in 2011 and only informed users three years on, a business closer to home has done something similar.   In a statement, Paddy Power’s CEO said that it also suffered an incident in 2010 which did not compromise any financial (…read more)

New offence of virtually going equipped could become a reality

New offence of virtually going equipped could become a reality

If Mike Weatherly, MP for Hove and Portslade, has his way then cyber criminals could faces charges of going equipped to steal in virtual worlds, and could face real world jail time if convicted of stealing virtual items such as swords and gold within massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPG).   Weatherly is currently Intellectual Property (…read more)

FBI “way down in the hole” on technical capabilities

FBI “way down in the hole” on technical capabilities

If you think you are struggling as a business to keep up with technology, and are suffering from doses of “Shadow IT” and “consumerisation” as a result, well spare a thought for US Federal law enforcement and intelligence authorities.   Well if you can that is. According to an article by the Washington Post, FBI officials (…read more)

US CERT warns of Backoff POS malware

US CERT warns of Backoff POS malware

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an advisory warning of fresh point-of-sale (POS) malware named Backoff.   It has warned that...read more

August 1, 2014

Scam of the Week

Self-injecting XSS code scams wannabe Facebook profile hackers

Self-injecting XSS code scams wannabe Facebook profile hackers

Wannabe hackers have been caught out by a reverse scam which tricks Facebook users into injecting or placing malicious JavaScript or client-side code into their web browsers.   According to the Hacker News, the Self Cross-site Scripting code could allow an attacker to gain access to victims’ accounts, thereby using it for fraud, to send (…read more)