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Cyber security: breach, breach, breach

Cyber security: breach, breach, breach

In the past 24 hours there have been three more cyber security incidents in the industry, highlighting once again the dangers of complacency in the industry.

Here is a blow by blow account:

FXCM – Online foreign exchange trading firm FXCM announced it has been the victim of a

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Cyber security: breach, breach, breach

cyber security attack that exposed access to sensitive customer information and led to unauthorised transfers from “a small number” of client accounts.

FXCM says it has notified the FBI of the incident after receiving an e-mail from a hacker who claimed to have cracked the company’s computer defences and downloaded client details.

FXCM recorded retail customer trading volume of $329 billion from almost 600,000 trades and $47 billion in institutional trading volume in August 2015. The firm claims to have over 180,000 active trading accounts.

Trump Hotels – Donald Trump’s hotel chain confirmed that malware may have compromised customer credit and debit card data.

In a statement, the company says “it appears” that “unauthorized malware” may have accessed card account numbers, expiration dates and security codes.

The malware has been removed and the FBI has been called in, but an independent forensic investigator “did not find evidence that information was taken”, says the statement.

Experian/T-Mobile –  Much to T-Mobile executives fury, Experian reported that hackers accessed its servers and stole the personal details of 15 million prospective T-Mobile customers.

The intruders gained access to a server that contained personal information for consumers who applied for T-Mobile USA postpaid services over a two-year period between 1 September 2013 and 16 September 2015.

Records containing a name, address, Social Security number, date of birth, identification number (typically a driver’s license, military ID, or passport number) and additional information used in T- Mobile’s own credit assessment were accessed. No payment card or banking information was obtained says Experian.

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