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Lakeland Data Breach: Sophisticated and Sustained Attack

Lakeland LogoOn July 23, Lakeland, a UK based kitchenware firm announced by email to it’s users that two of it’s encrypted customer database had been hit by a “Sophisticated and Sustained Attack”, possibly resulting in a data leak. Misconceptions One of the largest misconceptions is that Advanced Persistent Threats (APT) threats are that they are solely concerned with distributed denial of service attacks. DDOS are the most famous method of cyber crime but more concerned with Hacktivism than fraud. Hacktivists would

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Karsten Nohl, Security Researcher Hacks SIM Cards with SMS

simForbes reported earlier in the week that Karsten Nohl’s a German researcher has managed to hack the encryption found on about a quarter of all SIM cards. Breaking the encryption allows Nohl to install custom software onto a breached SIM which could potentially send stealth text messages, direct calls that the user is making to a different phone number or authorize pre-installed apps such as Visa to the phone number. This is a highly advanced form of phone number spoofing

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