So they’ve fixed it then

Labour members could be target of scams after party database hack fixed
Supporters urged to be vigilant as urgent investigation begins into suspected ransomware attack that left data compromised

Vigilance is urged among Labour Party supporters as the recent hack of the party membership database has been fixed. Experts warn that there will be a likely flood of fraud attempts. Those sad and stupid enough to be on the listings are warned to look out for such scams as claims that socialism works, the lady dick really is female and that Sir Keir is a human.

9 thoughts on “So they’ve fixed it then”

  1. “…the recent hack of the party membership database has been fixed. Experts warn that there will be a likely flood of fraud attempts.”

    Interesting.

    One of my clients had a malicious hack which involved the theft of customer names and addresses which were published on a ‘dark web’ site.

    Shortly thereafter, my client began to get a trickle, then a steady stream, of solicitors’ letters…”My client…blah blah…GDPR failure…blah blah…distress and psychological damage…blah blah…can I have £3,000 please”

    Apparently that’s the going rate. The company has been forced into administration as it had 110,000 customers on its database so none of the customers will get even 1p. So none of the solicitors will get their (no doubt) ‘no win no fee’ cut.

    My favourite solicitor’s letter included the claim that the stolen information was used for ‘nefarious purposes’. Hadn’t seen that word for a long time.

  2. It could actually be a real problem that affects sensible people. Are all those who signed up to vote in Corbyn for the heck of it still on the list?

  3. What’s in the list that you can’t get from a phone book anyway? Name, address, telephone number, email, maybe date of birth? (Top tip: unless it’s a legal requirement, never give a company your real date of birth.)

  4. It’s pretty scary how bad the security is of some systems. I mean, there’s a hack of a software company where someone managed to sneak some code into a build server that was very sophisticated, but when you look at most high profile attacks, they’re Information Security 101: unpatched software, SQL injection, S3 buckets that weren’t locked down.

  5. BoM4: You forget the spoofed email with “Must Read” attachment…

    By far the most common source of invasion.

  6. The Tories had a corruption scandal scam. I think the Tories used the Covid crisis to do corrupt deals.
    Boris said greed created the vaccine. So have the Tories conflated their greed with stopping the virus.
    Have they decided they deserve to be rewarded in corruption.
    Zac Goldsmith gave Boris a free holiday. That is a conflict of interest.
    You cannot have the PM being given free holidays. That is able to be exploited.

  7. SoK

    I suspect you are confused about many things, including conflating Keir and Greta.

    Greta’s under-age, so be careful

  8. BlokeInTejas I am not confused. If you put your money where your mouth was then Boris would be wiping his bottom with 10 pound notes. LOL. Great one liner.

  9. Sam Vara said:
    “Are all those who signed up to vote in Corbyn for the heck of it still on the list?”

    Seems so, yes. I did, and just got an email saying I was on the compromised database.

    Which I suspect is a breach of the law in itself; they haven’t heard from me since, so it would be difficult to justify keeping me on their list after six years with no response.

    Might be amusing to make a complaint just about that.

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