Feeds

Brit bank details for sale in Lagos

Wipe those hard drives

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

Account details from thousands of British citizens are being sold in Nigeria, fuelling the 419 scam and ID theft trade in the African country.

According to a BBC television programme due to be shown tonight, you can pick up a set of UK bank account details in Lagos for £20.

Nigerian fraudsters are getting the information from hard drives of PCs sent from the UK which don't have their hard drives properly wiped. Many of the hard drives had simply been picked up at local recycling sites in the UK, the programme claimed.

Computer users are advised to clear all details or remove the drive before donating computers. Just deleting the information is not enough.

In addition to disclosing their own confidential information, companies who let data on third parties (such as customers) loose could face penalties under data protection laws, the BBC warns.

Real Story is on BBC 1 at 7.30pm this evening (Monday 14 August).

More details here. ®

New hybrid storage solutions

More from The Register

next story
Google recommends pronounceable passwords
Super Chrome goes into battle with Mr Mxyzptlk
Infosec geniuses hack a Canon PRINTER and install DOOM
Internet of Stuff securo-cockups strike yet again
Snowden, Dotcom, throw bombs into NZ election campaign
Claim of tapped undersea cable refuted by Kiwi PM as Kim claims extradition plot
Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it
Now we've had all THAT TRAFFIC, we 'deplore' this theft
Apple Pay is a tidy payday for Apple with 0.15% cut, sources say
Cupertino slurps 15 cents from every $100 purchase
YouTube, Amazon and Yahoo! caught in malvertising mess
Cisco says 'Kyle and Stan' attack is spreading through compromised ad networks
TorrentLocker unpicked: Crypto coding shocker defeats extortionists
Lousy XOR opens door into which victims can shove a foot
prev story

Whitepapers

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops
Balancing user privacy and privileged access, in accordance with compliance frameworks and legislation. Evaluating any potential remote control choice.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
High Performance for All
While HPC is not new, it has traditionally been seen as a specialist area – is it now geared up to meet more mainstream requirements?
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.