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Wells Fargo Breached Again; Russian Love Scam Exploits Net; Browser Holes Top Web Security Threat List

Nov 03, 20042 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Wells Fargo Breached Again

For the third time in a year, personal data from Wells Fargo computers has been stolen. According to a story in the Los Angeles Times, the San Francisco bank says the thefts occurred in early October from the Atlanta office of Napa, Calif.-based Regulus Integrated Solutions, which handles billing for banks. Social Security numbers, names, addresses and loan numbers were compromised. Wells Fargo has 4.9 million mortgage customers and 890,000 student loand borrowers. The company did not disclose how many customers were affected, other than to say a “small percentage.”

For more details, read the full article in the Los Angeles Times.

Russian Love Scam Exploits Net

Men in the United States, Britain, Australia, Canada and New Zealand are falling for Russian women. Or so they think. Actually, they are victims of a Internet scam. According to a report in The New York Times an old scam is getting its second wind as men looking for love online are duped into sending money to their Russian lovebirds, who have charmed them with fake pictures, forged visas and a sad story. According to the story, victims lose between $300 to a few thousand dollars.

For more details, read the full article in The New York Times.

Browser Holes Top Web Security Threat List

According to one measure, Web browser vulnerabilities are the fastest growing threat to Web security. The Register reports that London-based Web security services firm ScanSafe says browser exploits accounted for 19 percent of all attacks recorded during the last quarter. “ScanSafe forecasts exploits driven by browser vulnerabilities will become an increased threat to enterprises,” says John Edwards, technical director, ScanSafe.

For more details, read the full article in The Register.