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Met Police Chief Says Victims of Online Fraud Shouldn’t be “Rewarded”

When it comes to crime, the digital world is the new battlefront for government agencies and the police but one police officer doesn’t think that victims of online fraud should be “rewarded”. Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe is…

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Android Pay Is Coming To The UK

These days your phone can replace a lot of things, from your contact list to your camera, they do it all. With thanks to Android, you may get to tick another thing off your list with…

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Hackers Lost Out On $780 Million Due To Spelling Mistake

We’ve all had that moment, you are writing an email and are worrying so much about your wording that just as you hit send something jumps out at you. Forgot to attach the file you were…

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Iris Scanners Allow Access to Bank Accounts Without Pin or Card

We all hear about how we need to keep our accounts safe, but who remembers all their passwords to all their different accounts? Who can say that they haven’t used the same password for several websites…

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MasterCard to Accept Fingerprint or Selfie as Payment Confirmation

Eight months ago we started discussing a new system the credit card company MasterCard were looking to trial. Now it would seem that the system is going live with MasterCard confirming the new system will be…

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Banking Malware ‘Dridex’ is Back!

We’ve all had that moment, those unwanted pop-ups and advertisements on your computer that make you suddenly realise “I’ve got a virus”. It’s one of the things we tend to think happens to others but it…

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Bank of China Releases a Laser Blasted “Monkey” Coin

Tech is always advancing in new and exciting ways. With the aim of developing and modernizing techniques for the 21st century, the coin production process at The People’s Bank of China placed into circulation a $10…

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TalkTalk Hackers Only Accessed a Small Percentage of Data

Since the cyber attack on Internet Service Provider (ISP) TalkTalk on October 21st, it has been revealed that the hacker(s) have only been able to access 4% of sensitive customer details. I say only loosely as even…

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Vodafone Customer Bank Details Accessed in Hack

Just over a week ago, TalkTalk’s website fell victim to a cyber-attack and revelations have emerged regarding the company’s poor security infrastructure. It seems these attacks are becoming more prevalent as today, Vodafone admitted a data…

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NCA Warning After Hackers Steal £20 Million from UK Bank Accounts

The UKs National Crime Agency have urged the people of Britain to ensure they take adequate measures of online security after a significant strain of malicious software allowed criminal hackers to steal an estimated £20 million…

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Malware In Hilton Hotels Results in Card Details Being Stolen

How often do you use your card? When you pop down to the shop and breaking that ten-pound note will result in too many coins to carry back? How about when you’re buying things online? Finally,…

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Apple Contemplates Targeting Ads Based On Bank Balance

How much do you earn? I expect you to tell me it’s none of my business, and you would be right, this information should be private to each individual. But Apple might see things differently and…

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Apple Pay Now Live In The UK

You may have noticed that in the UK contactless payment is becoming a large thing, with many shops now allowing you to use the system to pay for items if their value is under a set…

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How a Hacker Made $45,000 Selling 0Day Exploits to Hacking Team

We previously reported that Italian spyware company, Hacking Team, has been hacked and had 400 GB of data publicly released via torrent websites. Well, Arstechnica reportedly found how easy it was doing business with the latter…

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Dyre Wolf Attack Reels in over $1 Million in Wire Transfers

IBM’s Security division has been researching a malware attack they have named ‘The Dyre Wolf’ which is said to have been responsible for stealing over $1 million. It is said that the hacking campaign uses targeted…

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Meet Snapcash – Send Money Through Snapchat

Snapchat has just revealed their first product partnership with a third party company – Square Cash, claiming they have been big fans since it’s creation. Square Cash allows you to send money to your friends by…

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JPMorgan Customers Target in Huge Phishing Campaign

JPMorgan, the No. 1 U.S. bank by assets, has confirmed that spammers have launched a phishing campaign targeting its customers. The spam-campaign is dubbed Smash and Grab and was launched on Tuesday by an unknown group.…

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Hackers Want to Make You Play ‘Doom’… on an ATM!

Normally when you hear about hackers and ATMs, you think of someone attempting to steal your credit card details or make the machine spit-out some bills. This time however, it is more fun than drama, since…

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GoZeuS Returns a Month after Authorities Take Measures Against the Malware

Though authorities had taken action against the GoZeuS and CryptoLocker malware which stole hundreds of thousands of banking logins from users and blackmail them for millions of pounds, it seems that the malwares are back. A…

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Google is Forced to Censor Negative Information through ‘Right to be Forgotten’

The law given by the European Union, forcing Google to remove links to information people wish to no longer have available on the Internet, is apparently working like a charm. It is so perfect that even…

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Windows XP Still Installed In 95% Of ATMs Around The World

Bloomberg reports that around 95% of ATMs around the world still run on Microsoft’s 12 years old operating system, which is going to be discontinued in April. Though update support will still be available until 2015,…

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Luxa2 Power Banks and Mobile Accessories Expands At CES 2014

When it comes to premium mobile accessories that don’t carry a premium price tag, Luxa2 is without a doubt one of the top names to look for. Over the last couple of years we have been…

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Man Buys $27 Worth Of Bitcoins From 2009, Now They’re Worth $886,000

You ever forgot that you had some money in the bank? Or perhaps you found and old wallet with £20 in the back, some change in your pocket when your doing the washing, or maybe a…

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Texan Briefly Becomes Worlds First Trillionaire Due To Bank Glitch

Can you image what might happen if you found the almost unimaginable amount of money in your bank account that Reggie Theus did? Four trillion dollars was sitting in Mr Theus’ bank account when he logged…