Barclays Bank Scam Goes All The Way To The Top.

But this time, it’s not an over?the?top TV show host.  Nor is the amount paltry.  The victim in this case is none other than the chairman of Barclays, Marcus Agius.  (With a name like that, he could be the love child of Cleopatra and Marc Anthony.  I did a search on Google images, to see […] read more

Colombian Crisscrosses US To Steal Information From Hotel Computers With No Data Security.

A Colombian man, Mario Alberto Simbaqueba Bonilla, has been arrested in Miami for stealing information from computers in hotel business centers.  He stole credit card numbers and other personal information to the tune of more than $400,000, and now faces 10 years in prison.  The scam was perpetrated in the following manner: between 2004 and 2007, […] read more

GE Money Alerting Clients About A Data Security Breach. These Guys Act Like Pros, No Matter What.

Through no fault of its own (at least, that I can tell of), GE Money has lost a backup tape that was left in storage with Iron Mountain.  One tape, out of a set of nine, is missing from a secure facility at Iron Mountain’s premises, and a search has turned up empty.  Records show […] read more

Data Security No Laughing Matter For UK Top Gear Host.

The BBC is reporting that one of their own, Top Gear’s host Jeremy Clarkson, has fallen victim to a phishing scam.  A scam that benefitted Diabetes UK, a charitable organization, by five hundred pounds (money, not weight).  The person to blame?  Mr. Clarkson.  I’ve never seen his TV show (I rarely flip through BBC America, […] read more

Laptop Sales To Overcome Desktop Sales In 2008: What About Laptop Security?.

The LA Times is reporting that laptop sales may overcome (in fact, based on the figures, it looks like this is a no?brainer) desktop sales in 2008.  In 2007, 31.6 million laptops were sold in the US while desktop sales decreased to 35 million.   The overall size and weight of portable computers has constantly […] read more

Over 10,000 Air Force Band Members Affected By Data Security Breach Due To Missing Laptop.

It was reported over the Christmas holidays that over 10,000 Air Force band members might be affected by the loss of a military laptop computer.  The missing laptop contained information of Air Force band members including Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses, and telephone numbers.  Both active and retired members could be affected.  There is […] read more

Could Application Control And White Lists Be A Rising Star For Data Security?.

A couple of months back, antivirus companies such as Symantec proposed the use of white lists and black lists to control the ever-growing problem of malware infestation.  There was something for ruckus at the time because this particular solution has many problems.  Controlling which applications can and cannot run via the use of authorization lists […] read more

Update On Tennessee Experiences A Blue, Blue, Blue Christmas: Computer Theft Reported Over The Holidays.

“People are just beside themselves. They are just livid about this.”  That’s the quote by Councilman Michael Craddock, chairman of the Metro Council’s Public Safety Committee in Nashville.  Craddock and mayor Karl Dean are having a little post?holiday get together with officers to find details on the break?in and on the security of the premises […] read more