[GLLUG] More data thefts

Chris Bell chrisbell at chrisbell.org.uk
Fri Oct 23 18:58:51 UTC 2015

The press and broadcasters are giving news about yet another company being 
cracked, this time for the third occasion in a year. There were reports 
earlier in the week estimating the amount of money lost and stolen through 
internet cracks ad fraud. Criminals are happy to share information, but where 
do individuals and companies obtain advice and a name and shame list of 
vulnerable software? Is the initial attack attempted through infected 
workstations? Perhaps some information might be available through a local 
Chamber of Commerce, although that would probably be restricted to members and 
may rely on other local members' knowledge.
I can eaily obtain a website with a name like dodgy.security.org.uk, which 
could cost little more than five pounds per year, but I could not obtain a 
website with a .gov.uk or .gov (US) name that I should be able to trust.

Chris Bell

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