I wonder how many of those 144 are honeytraps?
13 posts • joined 28 Aug 2015
I got an email about this. When I ran the domain level report to see which accounts appeared I saw 5 that were valid and current email addresses and another 23 which were mangled versions of these, or really old "one off" emails that were used about 15 years ago.
While it's a big number, I don't think it will have hugely increased the number of pwned addresses overall.
If you wanna learn from the IT security blunders committed by hacked hospital group, here's some weekend reading
Experience is a harsh teacher
"It sounds a little like changing your car engine while in the overtaking lane on the motorway. "
... in the dark, with no tools.
The challenge comes when *someone* (it doesn't matter who, but they often count beans for a living, decides that the carefully prepared plan "takes too long" and needs to be done in less time. Inevitably some part of the process has to give, and ultimately that leads to problems, and support issues, and things taking longer than if they hadn't made any "helpful" comments in the first place.
Re: I feel sorry for
I think it comes down to cost; BACS transactions are pretty cheap but CHAPS transactions are expensive (it's what lawyers charge you a not small fortune for when buying a house). I suspect the issue here is that HSBC have arsed up their identifier which is why a. It's not quick for HSBC to fix and b. Despite their Teflon shoulders it'll still be HSBC's f**kup rather than BACS'