Monthly Archives: December 2015

Why Apple device security will become a prime target for cyber criminal attacks in 2016

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Analysis: Cyber criminals are increasingly turning their attention to Apple devices.

Macs do not get malware the old adage used to go. Hackers just were not that interested in the niche devices that many business would not use.

Except now millions of people all around the world are using a variety of Apple devices, and they are being deployed by firms in an increasing number of industries too.

IDC said that in Q3 2015 Apple

Read more at: http://www.cbronline.com/news/cybersecurity/why-apple-is-a-prime-cyber-attack-target-in-2016-4759436

JD Wetherspoon loses 650000 customer records in database breach

JD Wetherspoon in Victoria Station, London

British pub chain JD Wetherspoon has suffered a leak of its customer details affecting more than 650,000 customers.

This is four times the number of customers hacked in the TalkTalk breach. Wetherspoon said credit and debit card data losses were limited to 100 customers who lost only the last four digits of their card numbers.

The company said, “These credit or debit card details cannot be used on their own for fraudulent purposes, because the first 12 digits and the security number on the reverse of the card were not stored on the database.”

According to a statement from the company, customers who signed up to receive Wetherspoon’s newsletter, registered with Sky’s The Cloud to use Wi-Fi in its pubs, submitted a ‘contact us’ form on the website or bought vouchers online before August 2014 were affected.

The data gathered from

Read more at: https://www.scmagazineuk.com/jd-wetherspoon-loses-650000-customer-records-in-database-breach/article/535566/