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Cash #Converters is #HACKED: Cyber #criminals hold UK #customer #credit card numbers, addresses and #passwords to #ransom after major #security breach

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Hackers who attacked the now defunct website of second hand goods store Cash Converters may have access to the account details of thousands of customers.

Usernames, passwords, delivery addresses and potentially partial credit card numbers are among the data believed to have been stolen.

The culprits are said to be holding the information to ransom while the firm works with law enforcement authorities to investigate the incident.

It is not known exactly how many customers were impacted in the hack or when it happened.

 

Cash Converters operates high street stores where customers can trade items like jewellery and electronics for money.

The affected website, which was put out of action in September 2017 and replaced with an updated version, lets people purchase these products online.

As well as cash trade ins, the company offers small financial loans to its customers.

The data breech is only believed to affect customers of the Perth-founded firm who are based in the UK.

In a breach notification email sent to customers, a Cash Converters spokesman said: ‘Please be reassured that, alongside the relevant authorities, we are investigating this as a matter of urgency and priority.

‘We are also actively implementing measures to ensure that this cannot happen again.

‘Although some details relating to the cybersecurity breach remain confidential while Cash Converters works with the relevant authorities, we will continue to provide as much detail as possible as it becomes available.

‘The current webshop site was independently and thoroughly security tested as part of its development process.

‘We have no reason to believe it has any vulnerability, however additional testing is being completed to get assurance of this.

‘Our customers truly are at the heart of everything we do and we are both disappointed and saddened that you have been affected.

‘We apologise for this situation.’

Cash Converts reportedly received an email from hackers who claiming to have gained access to the data.

They threatened to release the data if they were not paid, which means anyone who used the old site before September 22 could be at risk.

Customers have been to advised to change their passwords and the firm has forced a reset for all UK webshop users.

Speaking about the breach, Jon Topper, CEO of UK webhosting firm The Scale Factory, said: ‘When migrating away from old solutions it’s important to bear in mind that old digital assets will still be running and available online until such time as they are fully decommissioned.

‘As a result they should still be treated as ‘live” which means maintaining a good security posture around them, keeping up with patching and so forth.

‘In their customer notification, Cash Converters were quick to point out that the old site was operated by a third party, possibly intending to deflect responsibility for this breach.

‘This definitely won’t fly under General Data Protection Regulation regulations coming into force next year.

‘Companies running server infrastructure that handles customer data should be engaging with experts to review their security posture ahead of that, in order to avoid being slapped with a large fine.’

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Basic #Payment #cash raises #computer #hacker #threat

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Basic #Payment #cash raises #computer #hacker #threat

EASY access to information about Scottish farmers’ Basic Payments has made them prime targets for cyber crime, the Scottish Business Resilience Centre has warned.

At the end of October, payments worth £254million were issued to farmers and crofters across the country, and SBRC advised farmers to be “extra vigilant” regarding their internet safety, including being aware of suspicious emails or phone calls.

Chief ‘ethical hacker’ with the SBRC, Gerry Grant, said: “I know how vital these payments are to the livelihood of farmers and crofters. This makes it even more important that they’re fully aware that it can make them an easy target for criminals to try and scam them.

“Criminals can easily work out an accurate estimation of what a farmer is likely to receive in CAP payments and armed with this information, they can try and steal the money. They can send various emails to try and get passwords for bank accounts or even try and trick unsuspecting farmers into making payments to the wrong account.”

The types of emails and calls farmers may receive will generally consist of them being asked to take urgent action regarding their finances/bank accounts. SBRC said that any unusual emails or phone calls should be investigated fully, and the contact details should be verified before any action is taken.

Things to look out for include:

• Emails from suppliers asking for funds to be transferred to a different bank account;

• Emails claiming that there is a problem with an account;

• Phone calls from banks saying that there appears to be unusual activity on their account.

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6 charged with stealing checks from Anchorage mail and vehicles to get cash

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Six Anchorage residents have been charged with stealing checks from the mail and vehicles and using them to get cash at banks and stores across the city over a 10-month period, the U.S. Attorney’s Office said Thursday. Acting U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder said in a prepared statement that Sara James,…

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Beware the conmen trying to part you from your cash

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INTERNET GIANTS DUPED Google and Facebook lose ‘£77million after falling for phishing scam sending cash to Lithuanian conman’

To Purchase This Product/Services, Go To The Store Link Above Or Go To http://www.become007.com/store/ GOOGLE and Facebook have admitted they were conned out of an alleged $100million (£77million) in a phishing scam. The two world’s biggest companies fell victim after a Lithuanian man allegedly tricked …

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Tinder scammers pose as flight attendants to trick victims into sending cash

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Man accused of possessing child pornography held on $50K cash bond

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KSFY) – A man accused of possessing child pornography made a court appearance Monday.

Mark Ullrich turned himself in after an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children task force led police to his address.

Police found over 30,000 images on his computer, resulting in 25 counts of child pornography.

Police said the images included children between the ages of one and 10 years old.

Ullrich is being held on a $50,000 cash bond.

Source:http://www.ksfy.com/content/news/Man-accused-of-possessing-child-pornography-held-on-50K-cash-bond-415503173.html

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How to keep that cash card safe

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How to keep that cash card safe

Ten days before India’s festive season, during which we spend a third of our annual festive shopping needs, came the shocking disclosure that data of some 32 lakh bank cards had been hacked and compromised. This puts a large number

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Cerber ransomware rakes in cash by recruiting unskilled hackers

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Cerber ransomware rakes in cash by recruiting unskilled hackers

Cerber’s creators take 35 percent of the profit, and the rest goes to partners
A ransomware strain has been making a pretty penny by opening its doors to unskilled hackers.
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Hackers raid Taiwanese ATMs with banking malware that spits cash on command

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Hackers raid Taiwanese ATMs with banking malware that spits cash on command

Investigators in Taiwan are on the lookout for two Russian nationals suspected of hacking into ATMs and stealing more than $2 million in cash. It is believed that the two crooks used a mobile phone to trigger 41 ATMs into dispensing large amounts of cash. The two men, despite their clandestine hacking, still managed to […]

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