Category Archives: Enabling ID Fraud

Google CEO says change your name for privacy

Every week in the UK there reports of data losses from government databases, banks, corporate bodies and public services resulting over the past few years of literally hundreds of thousands of personal details lost. We have no way of knowing … Continue reading

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More Government data losses

The Telegraph is reporting today huge losses of laptops, USB sticks and other equipment which contains personal and government data. The MoD had the worst record of 11 government departments surveyed in Freedom of Information requests made by technology consultants … Continue reading

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NHS patient data sold on eBay

An NHS trust is investigating how one of its hard drives containing confidential information was sold online. The Dudley Group of Hospitals NHS Trust is trying to find out how one of its computers full of confidential medical information was … Continue reading

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UK Passports – banks validate – recruiters copy

UK financial services firms are saving hundreds of thousands of pounds a year by using a passport validation service to screen and security check their customers, according to a Financial Times report. Reports first surfaced in 2005 that the UK's … Continue reading

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Enabling ID Fraud #4

Newcastle City Council has said it accidentally put 54,000 credit- and debit-card details on a computer system that could be accessed externally. The council has today admitted it inappropriately released up to 54,000 credit- and debit-card details covering transactions between … Continue reading

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Identity theft made easy – UK government makes it compulsary

In the UK the government have issued rules to recruitment agencies that they must collect proof of identity by way of copies of passports and driving licences before the agency can work on your behalf, same rules apply with corporate … Continue reading

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Shame of those who should protect our personal data

A 'horrifying' number numbers of banks, shops and Government departments are said to be fuelling a £1.7billion a year crime racket by failing to protect people's privacy. They have been caught dumping customers' details in public waste bins or leaving … Continue reading

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Halifax investigated by ICO for binning customer details

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) is conducting an audit of Halifax Bank of Scotland's (HBOS) data security procedures after it was revealed that the bank was putting customers' financial documents in ordinary bins. The act, uncovered by the BBC's Watchdog … Continue reading

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PlusNet email accounts raided again.

ISP PlusNet has had its email database stolen and its users' accounts bombarded by spammers, AGAIN!. The attack first surfaced yesterday, when PlusNet punters reported that previously spam-free email addresses were being filled with unsolicited discount pharmacy marketing. Some forum … Continue reading

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FSA fines BNP Paribas £350,000 for anti-fraud failures

French investment bank BNP Paribas has been fined £350,000 by the UK's Financial Services Authority for systems and control failures at its London-based private banking unit that allowed a senior manager to steal £1.4 million from client accounts. The employee, … Continue reading

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