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Client data leaked at Citibank, Standard Chartered

SEOUL, April 10 (Yonhap) - Another data breach in South Korea has occurred at two foreign banks, with some of the leaked client information being circulated, financial authorities said Thursday. According to the authorities, data involving some 50,000 clients have been stolen from Citibank Korea Inc. and Standard Chartered Bank Korea. In December, personal data of some 130,000 customers of the two banks were also found to have been leaked.

How to swoop in and manage your parents' finances

(Corrects paragraph 15 to say LivHome is in 15 locations instead of 15 states, and that company "charges by the hour depending on what is needed" instead of "$135 an hour for ongoing care.") By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) - You get that call - all is not right with mom or dad. Suddenly, you have to step in and take over a life's worth of financial details.

China detains more than 1,500 in text spam crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities said on Tuesday they have detained 1,530 people in a crackdown on the use of fake telecommunication base stations to send spam text messages to mobile telephones, a persistent problem in the world's largest cellphone market. The Ministry of Public Security said that the campaign, which began in February, had resulted in the seizure of more than 2,600 fake base stations and identification of 3,540 suspected criminal acts.

How to swoop in and manage your parents' finances

By Beth Pinsker NEW YORK (Reuters) - You get that call - all is not right with mom or dad. Suddenly, you have to step in and take over a life's worth of financial details. For most people, this call comes too soon, before relatives have passed along key information about accounts and passwords, causing panic. But it's still a daunting task even for those who have planned ahead.

Gone phishing! Internet and social media scams rampant, says Competition Bureau

OTTAWA - Canada's competition watchdog is warning Canadians to be ever watchful for online scams that try to take advantage of the uninformed and the soft-hearted. The Competition Bureau says scammers are becoming more sophisticated in using the Internet to defraud Canadians of their money and personal information. As it issued that message Tuesday, the bureau itself said it may have been the target of would-be scam artists.

Millions of scam emails sent daily looking to scoop up personal information

MONTREAL - Digitally connected young Canadians have become regular targets of phishing scams — fraudsters trying to steal personal information for financial gain, according to a new survey by Visa Canada. The survey found that 92 per cent of respondents under age 35 confirmed they had been targeted by phishing scams for information such as bank accounts, passwords, card numbers and social insurance numbers.

Yahoo says usernames and passwords stolen, information used to gather names, addresses

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Usernames and passwords of some of Yahoo's email customers have been stolen and used to gather personal information about people those Yahoo mail users have recently corresponded with, the company said Thursday. Yahoo didn't say how many accounts have been affected. Yahoo is the second-largest email service worldwide, after Google's Gmail, according to the research firm comScore. There are 273 million Yahoo mail accounts worldwide, including 81 million in the U.S.

Germany says 16 million email accounts compromised

German authorities said Tuesday the digital identities of 16 million online users had been stolen, compromising their email accounts, linked social media and other services. Cybercrime watchdog the Federal Office for Information Security said it had discovered the mass theft of email addresses and passwords as part of an ongoing wider investigation. Law enforcement officers and researchers had found the list in so-called botnets, networks of hijacked computers whose users usually don't know their hard drives are infected.

Target email offering credit monitoring makes customers worry they may once again be marks

NEW YORK, N.Y. - An email sent to the roughly 70 million Target customers who may have been affected by a pre-Christmas data breach is causing panic among those who fear it could be an attempt to victimize them again. Target says the email, which offers free credit monitoring services to potential victims of the breach, is legitimate. But the company has identified a handful of scammers who are trying to take advantage of the public's fear and confusion.

Target says it learned of some phishing scams, to set up database of official communication

ATLANTA - Target says it has learned of some incidents of scam emails related to its recent data breach and is setting up a section of its corporate website to post copies of all official communication. The company says it is aware of "limited instances" of scam emails. Spokeswoman Molly Snyder says the company doesn't have any other specifics to provide about the fake emails.
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