Cybersecurity problems in 2020. Cybersecurity problems in 2020. (Source: Shutterstock)

With the cyberthreats of Iranian operatives still hanging over organizations, a number of incidents affecting financial service companies, some predating the latest Iran-U.S. crisis, but all raising eyebrows, made news recently.

ZDNet reported a security researcher with the Twitter handle @vrNicknack alerted Troy Hunt, the Have I Been Pwned? search engine operator with a notice received from P&N Bank, a division of Police & Nurses Limited and operating in Western Australia. The notice warned of an information breach “of certain personal information” occurring through its customer relationship management platform as a result of online criminal activity. The cyberattack occurred on or around December 12 when the bank performed a server upgrade. Speculation is a company P&N Bank hired to provide hosting provided the entry point.

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Roy Urrico

Roy W. Urrico specializes in articles about financial technology and services for Credit Union Times, as well as ghostwriting, copywriting, and case studies. Also: writer/editor of a semi-annual newsletter for Association for Financial Technology since 1997 and history projects funded by the U.S Interior Department, National Park Service and Warren County (N.Y.).

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