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And the 10 latest blog posts relating to IT security and Cloud Web Security from ITWiser of Yorkshire :-

23 Jan
HMRC involved in data leak!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that almost 1,500 email addresses have been leaked in a mass mailing incident. The email addresses belong to software developers who are registered to use the API platform. This issue occurred on Friday afternoon, during the afternoon an email was sent out regarding the HMRC ..

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19 Jan
Former bank manager pleads guilty to computer misuse!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that a former bank manager for Santander (https://www.santander.co.uk/uk/index) has pleaded guilty to 15k worth of computer misuse crimes. This was after her boyfriend persuaded her to give him some illicitly obtained customer information. On the morning of the 17th Jan ..

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10 Jan
Taiwanese cops hand out bad USB sticks!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It’s been reported that the Taiwanese police were handing out USB sticks as a prize for a competition. However, reports later suggest that a number of the USB sticks handed out were crawling with malware. According to the Taipei Times (http://www.taipeitimes.com/) they hosted an InfoSec (h ..

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05 Jan
US Homeland involved in security breach!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that the DHS (https://www.dhs.gov/) have been involved in a security breach. Reports say that more than 240,000 current and former employees of the US Department of Homeland Security have had their personal details exposed. The DHS (https://www.dhs.gov/) have said that the b ..

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02 Jan
Ministry of Justice slammed!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that the Ministry of Justice (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice) has been slammed for the way they handle requests for personal records. These requests should follow the data protection acts laws and regulations, the Ministry has been told to fi ..

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22 Dec
Nissan Canada involved in data breach!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that Nissan Canada’s (http://www.nissan.ca/en) financing wing has been breached, putting personal info for as many as 1.13 million customers at risk. The company has admitted that their computer systems have been compromised by unauthorised person(s). The hackers manag ..

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21 Dec
UK Teen dodges jail!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that British teen Jack Chappell has avoided a jail sentence after pleading guilty to aiding and launching DDoS (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denial-of-service_attack) attacks. Chappell who is 19 from Heaton Moor, Stockport launched over 2,000 DDoS attacks and aided several  ..

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20 Dec
TalkTalk bans TeamViewer!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that the ISP giant TalkTalk (https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/) has once again blocked customers from using TeamViewer (https://www.teamviewer.com/en/). The ISP has said the reason for this is to protect customers from the scammers that use this application. TeamViewer is ..

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15 Dec
New hacking clan exposed!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been report that security researchers have exposed a new Russian hacking gang called MoneyTaker. The gang have managed to carry out more than 20 successful attacks involving legal firms and financial institutions in the UK, USA and Russia. These attacks are only over the last 2 months, th ..

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12 Dec
1.4 billion credentials leaked!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that an archive of over 1.4 billion email addresses, passwords and other credentials has been found on the dark web. The archive that was found was all in clear text, it was found by security shop @4Iq (https://4iq.com/). The 41 GB file was found on the 5th December and acco ..

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