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‘Every Little Helps’ Cyber Insights for 9th November from The National Cyber Skills Centre

By . December 20, 2018

Now is a good time to review your basic cyber hygiene

Another well known name got added to the ever expanding list of cybercrime victims recently. Tesco can now sit alongside TalkTalk, eBay, LinkedIn and others in being compromised by an invisible enemy.

They confirmed this week that they had detected online criminal activity in 40,000 of current accounts of their Tesco Bank customers. In order to mitigate further compromises, or fraudulent activity they suspended the accounts as they had witnesses sums in excess of thousands of pounds being syphoned off.

Further investigation led to the announcement that they believed only 9,000 customers had money taken from their accounts and they refunded the £2.5million that had been taken. Their initial assessment was that the had been hit by a “a systematic & sophisticated attack” which they knew “exactly” of it’s nature.

Tesco must be praised for their swift action on this attack and have subsequently pulled in the services of the NCA (National Crime Agency) to lead an investigation. They have no also contacted the recently formed NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) a division of GCHQ who is providing “on-site assistance” in additional investigation to this attack...


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