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Links of the day Thursday 26th May
Russia's occupation of Georgian territory must end
Instant View: Mladic's arrest is a historic moment for Serbia and for Europe
Thieves paint over CCTV cameras to steal eight tonnes of clothing from Fenland compound
Co-op error as 82,000 clients' data published online
UK banks breaching data protection rules - Which?
Ken Clarke raises data protection fears
Cookie law set to shake up UK websites, but won't be enforced for a year
US to hold details of British air passengers for 15 years
Fife police defend use of CCTV after high 'Big Brother' ranking
26 May 2011 18:16:04
Mastering the Internet
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Apple reveals malware attack after attempted cover-up
Apple officials have been forced to release a security update to remove malicious ‘scareware’ from the computers of an estimated 125,000 users. The programs, known as MacDefender, MacProtector and MacSecurity were used to infect machines in order to trick users into thinking their computer had something seriously wrong with it. They would then be offered the option of purchasing software to ‘fix’ their computers, inputting their credit card details. The controversy increased when it was revealed that Apple had tried to suppress information about the malware from customers contacting the support phone line. Staff at the Apple support centres had...
Co-operative Life Planning suffer data breach of 82,000 funeral insurance customers
The ICO have announced that Co-operative Life Planning (CLS) have suffered a data breach affecting 82,000 customers. In March 2011 a data file containing the personal information of customers who had funeral insurance policies was hacked into and published online. It occurred after the file had been repaired by the CLS software support contractor. The data included names, dates of birth, addresses and the contributions they had made to their insurance policies. After being alerted to the breach Co-operative Life Planning organised to have it deleted and removed from the internet. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have now asked the...
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