The UK’s Labour Party kicks off its election campaign with claims that it has suffered a sophisticated cyber-attack, Apple’s credit card is accused of being sexist, and what is Google up to with Project Nightingale?
All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by John Hawes.
Technology could mean the end of sharing your credit card details with vendors.
David Bisson reports.
“We’re sorry”, says the AA as it finally coughs up to data breach which exposed partial credit card information.
The way the AA has handled this incident appears to have been at best shambolic, and at worst downright deceitful.
Criminals like to lurk in the shadows and silently steal money and information when it suits them.
Guest contributor David Share reports.
Thousands of fans have been trying to buy tickets for singing sensation Adele’s live concerts, but her website is failing to cope with demand.
Worse still, the site is revealing the personal information of other fans. Watch my video to find out more.
By Thursday October 1st, all merchants in the United States are supposed to be equipped with new credit card machines that accept Chip and PIN technology.
But it hasn’t happened, as Bob Covello reports.
A Bulgarian “super-hacker” has been arrested in the Philippines for allegedly robbing ATMs with cloned credit cards.
It’s not proving to be a good year for US retailers, and it’s just got worse.
Read more on the Hot for Security blog.
P.F. Chang’s hasn’t said sorry to its customers after their financial data was stolen, but it has brought back old-fashioned credit card imprinters to try to avoid it happening again.
Read more in my article for the Hot for Security blog.
UK shoe retailer Office has sent its customers an email, explaining that it has suffered a serious security breach.
It hasn’t seen fit to mention it on its homepage though…
There’s bad news today if you are a customer of WooThemes, the popular WordPress theme manufacturer.
Read more in my article on the Hot For Security blog.
RAM-scraping malware thought to have targeted point-of-sale computers at chain of US craft stores.
It’s bad news for Michaels as well as its customers, as questions will be asked as to whether the firm learnt any lessons after suffering a damaging attack at its cash registers a couple of years ago.
Almost half of all South Koreans have had their credit card details stolen and sold on to marketing firms.
Imagine if Western CEOs said sorry like this after they lost their customers’ credit card details…
Raising awareness amongst retailers about the need to properly protect shoppers’ credit and debit card information continues to be important.
So, what can you see here? A country & western sing-a-long all about PCI data security standards. Yes, really.