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PIN codes cracked and 285 million data breaches

Wired's blog just noted that Bryan Sartin, director of investigative response for Verizon Business, is saying the backbone of bank security – the PIN – is broken by hackers.  In fact, he reckons, its' been blown apart. "We're seeing entirely new attacks that a year ago were thought to be …

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We need weenies …

Just found the most fantastic website through the Ridiculant, called A/V Geeks.  The site claims to hold over 22,000 films it has rescued from dustbins of schools in their educational vaults of 16mm archives, and there are many gems to be seen. Looking for those related to banking, there's a few that …

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We need weenies …

Just found the most fantastic website through the Ridiculant, called A/V Geeks.  The site claims to hold over 22,000 films it has rescued from dustbins of schools in their educational vaults of 16mm archives, and there are many gems to be seen. Looking for those related to banking, there's a few that …

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We know who you are … or do we?

Talking about knowing where and who the customer is, I attended a fascinating discussion earlier in the week. We were brainstorming security, trust and protection of critical financial infrastructures and had a variety of breakout groups looking at different aspects of such systems. The breakout group I joined started with …

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We know who you are … or do we?

Talking about knowing where and who the customer is, I attended a fascinating discussion earlier in the week. We were brainstorming security, trust and protection of critical financial infrastructures and had a variety of breakout groups looking at different aspects of such systems. The breakout group I joined started with …

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Groom robbed banks to pay for wedding

The Austrian Times reports that a desperate bridegroom committed four bank robberies after his fiance's plans for a huge white wedding got out of hand. "The hapless groom, a 36-year-old Turk living in Vienna, netted more than €275,000 ($350,000) before he was caught but it still wasn't enough for his …

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$9 million in 30 minutes in a Global ATM scam

Following hot on the heels of the Heartland Payments Systems data breach, which compromised nearly every payment card in America, news broke yesterday on New York's Fox 5 that RBS WorldPay not only had the data hacked for around 1.5 million payroll and gift cards back on December 23rd, but …

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$9 million in 30 minutes in a Global ATM scam

Following hot on the heels of the Heartland Payments Systems data breach, which compromised nearly every payment card in America, news broke yesterday on New York's Fox 5 that RBS WorldPay not only had the data hacked for around 1.5 million payroll and gift cards back on December 23rd, but …

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If you’re going to phish, do it in English

I just got this email from ibank.secure@abbey.co.uk: This is to inform you that your Abbey National Bank Secure Messages Center has1 new alert. To access your Abbey National personalized Secure Messages Center, click on the image below: Account Reference: (0x3d.0x38.0x4e.0xcf) Please do not reply to this email. This mailbox is …

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Every credit and debit card has been breached

I cannot believe, when we’re all absorbed by the inauguration of a new President in the world’s largest economy, that Heartland Payments Systems had the lack of heart to release news that malware on their systems had been recording every payment made through their network to an external source. Heartland …

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