Media company hacked by hacktivists @ Financial Times

Contradicting conventional wisdom that only 'non-technical' individuals fall prey to a phishing attack, technologist Andrew Betts of FT Labs inadvertently provided his credentials to the attackers. He was one of several employees who did so. This ...

Financial Advisor 'stealing' customer records @ Morgan Stanley and 2 more...

Described by some security experts at the time as the largest data theft from a wealth management firm, this event resulted in a regulator fine of $1 million for the company. An employee copied customer records from his company's systems to his hom...

Mortgage industry insider steals and sells records of 2.5 million customers @ Bank of America and 2 more...

At one point the biggest data theft by a financial insider, this employee entered company offices each Sunday for at least two years and copied 20,000 customer records each time using the only company computer that still had the USB port enabled. ...

Data breach affects 245,000 UK customers @ Wonga.com

According to cybersecurity experts this was one of the biggest data breaches in the UK involving financial information. Though little has been publicly disclosed about the attack itself and the attacker(s), the attack evidenced the need to change t...

Cyber attack attempts to steal USD 171 million @ Union Bank of India

Attackers distributed fifteen emails to bank employees which appeared to originate from a reputable source. Just one employee clicked on the attachment but that was sufficient for the hackers to to transfer USD $171 million from the bank. Initially...

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