The cyber attack on British Airways affected even more customers than originally thought, according to its owner IAG. A further 185,000 customers might have had their personal details stolen during the hack, it said. The group said in a stock exchange announcement that as part of an investigation into a cyber breach that took place earlier this year, it is contacting two groups of customers not previously notified. This includes the holders of 77,000 payment cards whose name, billing address, email address, card payment information - including card number, expiry date and Card Verification Value - have potentially been compromised. A further 108,000 people's personal details without Card Verification Value have also been compromised. Those impacted were people making reward bookings between April 21 and July 28, 2018, and who used a payment card. In September, thousands of BA customers had to cancel their credit cards after the airline admitted that a 15-day data hack had compromised … [Read more...] about British Airways says huge cyber attack is even worse than it had realised
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A huge cyber attack on Singapore’s government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5m people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said today. The “deliberate, targeted and well-planned,” attack aimed at patients who visited clinics between May 2015 and 4 July this year, the Health Ministry said in a statement. “It was not the work of casual hackers or criminal gangs,” the ministry said, adding that the attackers targeted details about Lee and the medicines he received. Read more: Watchdogs push City to plan for failure amid 'hostile' cyber environment “The attackers specifically and repeatedly targeted Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s personal particulars and information on his outpatient dispensed medicines,” it said. Sheena Jacob, a lawyer at Singaporean firm JurisAsia an affiliate of UK firm Gowling WLG, said: “This cyber attack affecting many Singaporeans brings home the fact that such … [Read more...] about Massive cyber attack in Singapore steals details of 1.5m including Prime Minister
Two hackers jailed over Lotto website cyber attack BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Two "toxic" hackers who took part in a huge cyber attack on the National Lottery website - with one stealing just £13 - have been jailed. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/two-hackers-jailed-over-lotto-website-cyber-attack-37116890.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37117112.ece/70b42/AUTOCROP/h342/courts%20gavel.jpg Email Two "toxic" hackers who took part in a huge cyber attack on the National Lottery website - with one stealing just £13 - have been jailed. A judge told Daniel Thompson and Idris Akinwunmi that they were part of a "self-aggrandising" hacking culture which had undermined public trust in online security. Thompson (28) had previously admitted three cyber crime offences relating to the attack on National-Lottery.co.uk in November 2016. Akinwunmi (21), an Aston University student, admitted a hacking offence and fraudulently transferring £13 cash … [Read more...] about Two hackers jailed over Lotto website cyber attack
News / UK and world by Press Association June 13, 2018, 12:58 pm Updated: June 13, 2018, 1:18 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. Where does this rank among other data breaches affecting UK consumers? Facebook Facebook banned Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked on US President Donald Trump’s election campaign and has been linked to Brexit, from using its platform in March, days before a whistleblower claimed the company had harvested and stored data about more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission. The majority of those users were in the US but the UK’s Information Commissioner issued a warrant to search the company’s London offices after it failed to respond to a previous request about the possible illegal use of data. Uber Uber admitted in … [Read more...] about Where does the Dixons Carphone cyber attack rank among other UK data breaches?
YEREVAN, JUNE 5, ARMENPRESS. Bill Clinton says he "loved" being president of the United States. Now he has teamed up with the world's bestselling novelist, James Patterson, to write a political thriller that draws on his time in the White House, called The President is Missing, BBC reports. "I love thrillers," says the former president. "I read huge numbers of them. I've just finished the third book in the Red Sparrow trilogy [by Jason Matthews]." He's "a fan" of Patterson's work too and has "devoured" all 25 of his books featuring the detective-turned-psychologist Alex Cross. "I didn't read much murder fiction or thrillers until the early 1980s and I just got into them," adds the man who was elected president in 1992 and served for two terms. It is the first time a former US president has written a thriller. The plot of the thriller revolves around a devastating cyber attack on the US, which threatens to bring the world to its knees. Speaking on what worries him, Bill Clinton said: … [Read more...] about Bill Clinton teams up with James Patterson to write cyber-attack thriller