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This is what happened to the Fishers, from north-west London. Last October they received a genuine invoice for building work that was being carried out, then what appeared to be a follow-up email from the same firm with a fresh invoice attached that included “our new banking details”. The couple duly paid the requested £25,000, and while it quickly emerged they had been scammed, by the time the bank that operated the account used to accept their money was alerted, the cash had been withdrawn. … [Read more...] about Which? files supercomplaint against banks over transfer fraud
One line of investigation is likely to focus on the possibility of an “economic hack”, says Moyce, whereby an offshore employee is offered multiples of their annual salary in return for a tranche of customer data. One thing that might raise eyebrows is that the bank’s staff were seemingly encouraged to use their own smartphones and tablets for work, a trend commonly known as “bring your own device”, or BYOD. … [Read more...] about After Tesco fraud, are other banks vulnerable to cyber-attacks?
“In the case of cyber-related incidents, it can, on certain occasions, take a significant period of time to understand the incident given the technical complexities involved. So the story will emerge over time. During this period it is vital that nothing is said publicly that could interfere with the criminal investigation,” the NCSC said. … [Read more...] about Tesco Bank cyber raid ‘unprecedented’, says financial regulator
A number of theories have circulated about the cause of the problem, including that it was caused by an internal security breach. Conservative MP Chris Philp, a member of the Treasury select committee, has raised the idea that it could have been the work of a foreign power. “I think we can’t rule out the possibility, at all, that this is state-sponsored,” he told the BBC earlier this week. … [Read more...] about Tesco Bank cyber-thieves stole £2.5m from 9,000 people