Posted by William Charles on May 29, 2018
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Published on May 29th, 2018 | by William Charles

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Recap: Amex Centurion Lounge Restriction, Restart Your Router & More

  • “Fancy Bear” can wreck your router by Wired. Basically just reset your router. Thanks to Wired for actually linking to the FBI PSA as well, other news outlets please take note if you’re going to say that the FBI suggests doing something it’s generally a good idea to direct users to the actual FBI announcement.
  • Another Hack, This Time BMO and CIBC by Points Hogger. Keep in mind this doesn’t affect BMO Harris, so all readers should be OK.

 

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Simon
Simon

My bmo harris has a pending fraudulent charge 7.93, I told them to shut down my debit card and reverse the charge, looks like it’s been hacked,

Gadget
Gadget

That’s funny, because my SO has the exact same charge amount out of her Smart Advantage checking, for “OTC BRANDS INC 800-2280475 NE”. She reported it yesterday (Monday afternoon), so they are going to issue a new debit card.

BMO said she had to call back if the charge ended up posting to the account so she could file a claim. I imagine if this is that common, the charge won’t end up posting. We will see. Money is still out of the account right now.

I have to wonder what costs $7.93 and who was going to be getting all these fine party gifts. OTC brands = “The Oriental Trading Company is a direct merchant of value-priced party supplies, arts and crafts, toys and novelties and school supplies It was founded in 1932”

Also, William Charles … the statement that BMO Harris customers should not be affected may not be correct. Because the reporting of the incident is so vague, we can’t tell as a consumer. We are just supposed to suck it up and report any disturbances I suppose.

Gadget
Gadget

OTC brands charge still just pending. Now a card expedited fee of $0 is showing. “DEBIT ATM CARD FEE REPL EXPED FEE”

Ken
Ken

Now that the FBI has ownership of toknowall.com, how do we know the US would not continue what the Russians did and just redirect the traffic to the NSA? Or this is what they intended when they claim to “aid the potential identification of infected devices”.

Gadget
Gadget

I guess it comes down to who you trust? I am certain all the developed countries with cybersecurity units are studying this hack, and aren’t telling everything they know. There is no such thing as complete transparency in any investigation.

Redrotors
Redrotors

You could do a full wipe/reset of your router. Follow with a firmware flash to most recent v. If you are a geeky type dd-wrt may interest you.

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