back to article Phished IT bod opens door to 40,000 finance folks' personal details

A major data security breach at the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment has caused the release of 40,000 members' details to a fraudster. On Friday (May 29) the professional body for finance and investment folk held an emergency meeting concerning the release of every member's name, email address and membership …

  1. Ole Juul

    Reassuring

    "I would like to reassure you that this is not a breach of our IT system, but we fell victim to a devious confidence trick on an unsuspecting member of the support team."

    Oh, that's ok then.

    1. Hans 1 Silver badge
      WTF?

      Re: Reassuring

      A member of the support team has access to personal details of 40 000+ affiliates ?

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmRKgkGFoRo&t=0m16s

      If you say so, thanks for the laugh ...

    2. Small Furry Animal
      FAIL

      Re: Reassuring

      "I would like to reassure you that this is not a breach of our IT system, but we fell victim to a devious confidence trick on an unsuspecting member of the support team."

      No, mate. This is a breach of your IT system. It's one of the oldest recorded types. It's called Social Engineering.

  2. Amphibious RawCod

    /thread

    really nothing can be added to what's already said, so I'll just upvote...

    edit..

    "this is not a breach"

    "we are taking this breach extremely seriously"

  3. Geoffrey Thomas

    Perhaps they should change the name

    Chartered Institute for Insecurities and Investment

  4. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

    "The body is advising members to get in touch if they receive anything suspicious"

    "We have a very experienced member of our IT staff to handle these queries."

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    A full report will be made...

    ... to the Information Commissioner, the Financial Conduct Authority, and the police.

    Oh well, no action taken there then.

  6. gannett
    Megaphone

    full disclosure and transparancy

    And in the interests of full disclosure and transparancy not a mention on the website anywhere....

    https://www.cisi.org/cisiweb2/cisi-website/about-us/press-releases

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