|Subject: SCN Daily News (HTML) Wednesday, 22 May 2019|
|Date: 22/05/2019, 11:34|
Wednesday, 22 May 2019
Computer Developer Accused of Cyber Attack against UK Ex-employer Flees Britain
A judge has ordered the arrest of a Canadian computer developer who carried out a cyber attack against his former employer in the UK, after the defendant allegedly skipped the country before a scheduled court appearance.
Evan Strukoff, 32, has admitted two charges relating to the attack on Experience Engine in Great Baddow, Essex, but disputes issues including whether his actions affected the firm's commercial operation.
Link: Birmingham Mail
Millions Lost in Celebrity-backed Scams
Celebrity influencers are being used to promote crypto-currency and currency trading schemes which turn out to be scams, the City watchdog has warned.
These celebrities often have a large following on social media - an opportunity seized on by con-artists to cast a wide net for potential victims.
Link: BBC News
Mastercard, Samsung Partner to Develop Secure Digital Identity Beyond Passwords
The company said that consumers soon will be able to use a digital identity method for their devices that works for both the physical and digital interactions. This method would be used for everything from accessing email to opening a bank account, shopping online or watching streaming video.
Link: Mobile Payments Today
What the Romans Can Teach Us about Digital Identity
Of the more than 50 million people who lived in the Roman Empire, only about five million were fully Roman citizens.
Roman citizens were required to take part in government, either by voting or by holding public office. So if you wanted to know if someone was a citizen, the answer was simple: just ask around. You might not know if someone was a citizen, but it was inevitable that someone would. Even in a society with an official census, identity was essentially distributed.
Link: Banking Tech
Regulators Set to Adopt Tough New Rules for Crypto Exchanges
The cryptocurrency industry is bracing for forthcoming international regulatory standards that would require exchanges to collect and share information about where and to whom they are sending money.
This would go beyond the basic "know your customer" (KYC) rules that bedevil many crypto users. In addition to verifying and keeping records of their own users' identities, exchanges and other service providers would have to pass customer information to each other when transferring funds, just as banks are required to do.
TalkTalk Data Breach Customer Details Found Online
TalkTalk failed to inform 4,545 customers their personal information, including bank account details, were stolen as part of the 2015 data breach.
Viewers contacted BBC Watchdog Live about concerns that their details had been breached by TalkTalk.
But the company had told them that their details were not compromised.
Link: BBC News
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