John Gunn

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John-GunnJohn is the Vice President of Corporate Communications for VASCO and he has 10+ years of experience in the IT security segment. He was previously the head of the security solutions group at Harland Clarke, the worlds’ largest provider of payment solutions to financial institutions, and he was General Manager of North America for Aladdin Knowledge Systems, a leading provider of authentication and data security solutions. He lives in Chicago and is trying hard to be a good father and keep his sons far away from the evils of gangs, drugs, and hacking – so far he is succeeding. You can follow his personal tweets at @AuthNews



Articles by John Gunn

Android Malware Redirects Banking Help Calls

“Fakebank” isn’t new malware, but a new version redirects calls to the hacker’s number instead of banking customer support. According to Symantec, it is currently operating in South Korea and Russia. John Gunn, vice president of corporate communications for VASCO Data Security commented below. John Gunn, Vice President of Corporate Communications at VASCO: “Many people mistakenly underestimate …

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Security Expert Comments on 100 thieves in Japan take $13M in 3 hours

The Guardian is reporting:  Members of an international crime syndicate are suspected of stealing more than 1.4bn yen (US$12.7m) from cash machines in Japan in the space of less than three hours, in an audacious heist that involved thousands of coordinated withdrawals.  Police believe that as many as 100 people, none of whom have been apprehended, worked together …

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DoJ Court Action against Apple

DoJ Court Action against Apple

Security experts from VASCO Data Security, Balabit, and STEALTHbits Technologies have the following comments on DoJ Court action against Apple.

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Wendy's Investigating PoS Breach

US Fast Food Chain, Wendy’s Investigating PoS Breach

Krebs on Security is reporting that US chain of fast food burger restaurants, Wendy’s, is investigating claims of a possible credit card breach at some locations. The acknowledgment comes in response to questions from KrebsOnSecurity about banking industry sources who discovered a pattern of fraud on cards that were all recently used at various Wendy’s …

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Data Breach Leaks 5 Million Customers' Details

Data Breach Leaks 5 Million Customers’ Details – Including Kids

Nearly 5 million customers including those in the US, UK, France and China were affected in a data theft that occurred at electronic toy and educational material seller Vtech. The company has suspended 13 websites following the hacking of its Learning Lodge app database.While hacked database did not contain any credit card information, Vtech said …

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TalkTalk Falls Victim to Cyber Attack

TalkTalk Falls Victim to Cyber Attack

TalkTalk has confirmed that it has suffered a “significant and sustained cyber-attack.” TalkTalk has which has over 4 million customers in the UK. While details are limited, TalkTalk has said that the hackers may have accessed its customer database – including names, addresses, date of birth, email address, telephone numbers, TalkTalk account information, credit card …

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Experian breach hits 15mil T-Mobile customers

Experian breach hits 15mil T-Mobile customers

Experian, a vendor which processes T-Mobile’s credit applications, has been breached, putting 15 million T-Mobile customers at risk. Innocent users have had personal information such as their name, address, and date of birth exposed to the criminals. In addition, encrypted fields in the hacked databases including “social security number and ID number (such as driver’s …

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Malware Infection in China

Apple’s App Store Malware Infection in China

Security experts from Lancope and VASCO commented on the latest news that hackers infiltrated the vaunted Apple ecosystem by injecting malicious software into popular Chinese mobile apps.

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Hackers can Infect ATM With Malware

Hackers can Infect ATM With Malware

Security experts from VASCO Data Security and Lastline commented on the on news the discovery of the first multi-vendor ATM malware targeting cardholders.

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Excellus BlueCross Hacked

Excellus BlueCross Hacked, Over 10 Million Records at Risk

Security experts from VASCO, Spikes Security and STEALTHbits commented on the latest hack of health insurer excellus that may have exposed 10M personal records.

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