Hackers Outwit Global Financial Body and Love Seeing ISIS in NYC


Just another week in ThreatWatch, our regularly updated index of noteworthy data breaches.

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International Financial Body Duped Into Releasing Member Details

The Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment suffered a phishing attack that resulted in the leak of personal information on tens of thousands of professionals. CISI chief executive Simon Culhane said the institute fell victim to a "devious confidence trick" on an unsuspecting member of the support team.

Pro-ISIS Activists Take Over New York Health Care Website

Hundreds of people in the tri-state area who logged on to the Westchester Health website May 21 and May 22 became concerned about the security of their personal information.

The site displayed a webpage controlled by a hacker that contained an image of a flag of the terrorist group ISIS and declared “I love you ISIS.”

People Who Wanted to Hire Hackers Have Been Exposed

A security researcher figured out a way to match the anonymous users of a hacker-for-hire website with their names, phone numbers and addresses. Hacker’s List is like a Craigslist job board, but for hackers, according to Fusion.

“People who worried their significant others were cheating posted requests for a hacker to break into Facebook accounts, get Gmail passwords, and copy WhatsApp logs. Struggling students sought computer experts who could break into their schools’ computer systems and change their grades,” Fusion reports.

Hack Attack Scoops Up More than 1 Million Japan Pension Records

The management system for the country’s pension service apparently was hit by malware that compromised personal data.

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