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France Telecom Orange Hacked Again, Personal Details of 1.3 Million Customers Stolen

France Telecom Orange Hacked Again, Personal Details of 1.3 Million Customers Stolen

May 07, 2014
French leading telecommunications company ' Orange ' hit by second major data breach of its kind in a matter of months. Company announced that hackers have stolen personal data of 1.3 million customers of its online portal. ORANGE HACKED SECOND TIME IN THREE MONTHS Hackers have stolen a " limited amount of personal information concerning clients and future customers ", including their first names, Surnames email addresses, phone numbers for both mobiles and fixed lines, dates of birth as well as the names of clients' mobile and Internet operators. " The data recovered could be used to contact those concerned by email, SMS or by phone, particularly for phishing purposes ," company said in an statement . The Incident was detected by the company on April 18, but the company has waited until now to inform customers to determine its full extent and to ensure that the security holes leveraged by the hackers have been patched. BEWARE OF PHISHING ATTAC
Euromillions lottery French Site defaced By Muslim Hackers

Euromillions lottery French Site defaced By Muslim Hackers

Oct 29, 2012
A group has hacked the French website for the EuroMillions lottery (https://euromillions.fr/) with warnings denouncing gambling as the work of the devil. A group going by name " Moroccanghosts ", posted the message in Arabic and French  - " Oh you believers. Wine, games of chance, statues all augur impurity and are the work of the devil. " It exhorted people to quit gambling, saying it was used by the devil along with alcohol to " sow hatred between yourselves and turn you away from God and prayer ". The company behind the site, Francaise des Jeux, took the passage down and the site was unavailable from last 12 hours later, but now Euromillions.fr  redirects to https://www.fdj.fr , the secure website of the firm that runs the Euromillions lottery in France. The Twitter user Moroccanghosts appeared to threaten that other gambling sites could be next. So there may be more attacks. France has a population of 65 million, including an estimated four million Mu
Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Cybersecurity Tactics FinServ Institutions Can Bank On in 2024

Feb 14, 2024Financial Security / Cyber Threats
The landscape of cybersecurity in financial services is undergoing a rapid transformation. Cybercriminals are exploiting advanced technologies and methodologies, making traditional security measures obsolete. The challenges are compounded for community banks that must safeguard sensitive financial data against the same level of sophisticated threats as larger institutions, but often with more limited resources. The FinServ Threat Landscape Recent trends show an alarming increase in sophisticated cyber-attacks. Cybercriminals now deploy advanced techniques like deep fake technology and AI-powered attacks, making it increasingly difficult for banks to differentiate between legitimate and malicious activities. These developments necessitate a shift towards more sophisticated and adaptive cybersecurity measures. Take these industry statistics, for example. Financial firms report 703 cyberattack attempts per week.1 On average, 270 attacks (entailing unauthorized access of data, appl
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