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Another security alert

Post by fraggle092 » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:58 pm

Yet another leak of credit card data, this time from Correos de Chile's virtual US mailbox service.
Luego que ayer Correos de Chile admitiera hay una alta probabilidad de que los datos filtrados en varios episodios entre julio y septiembre, tendrían su origen en la casilla virtual de Miami, la Asociación de Bancos recomendó a los usuarios que inscribieron sus tarjetas bloquearlas y cambiarles como medida de seguridad.
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Re: Another security alert

Post by admin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:59 am

Correos de Chile just screams crap run company.

After you have been in chile for some time, you kind of develope a radar for companies or agencies that are in trouble because they are badly run. so don't depend on them for anything important.

Most of the time you can detect them just by the super happy employees.
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Re: Another security alert

Post by fraggle092 » Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:50 am

This been ongoing since July, the last publicized leak occurring just one week ago.
Correos initially denied responsibility, only admitting yesterday that there was a "high probability" that their "Casilla Virtual Miami" service, run by an unnamed third party, was at fault.

Their official communications can be seen here:

https://www.df.cl/noticias/empresas/ban ... 61246.html

In the same edition appears an article about a cybersecurity agreement that Chile recently signed with US secretary of state James Mattis, the details of which are state secrets.

It's good to know that the US government will have even more access to Chile's communications in the future.

https://www.df.cl/noticias/opinion/colu ... 70724.html
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Re: Another security alert

Post by admin » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:11 pm

A friend is the head of the legal department for lets just say one of the biggest companies in chile.

They had a relatively minor (considering the industry) problem with one of their products, that had the potential to turn in to a major scandal if not handled properly.

The international standard these days to deal with such problems from a PR perspective and legal, is disclose everthing and as early as possible. The company needs to get it all out there themselves. The PR mess would have burned itself out, and most of the legal liability with it. The brand damage would be minimal to none.

He called together all the managers to a meeting on how to deal with it from across chile.

He asks what they were going to do. They immediatly fell in to how best to cover it up and destroy the evidence. He stopped them, "I am from the legal department, and can not even legally be in the room with you. I am leaving, and when i come back i want a plan for a public disclosure of the entire truth and compensation for customers".

Again, this was fairly minor and routine sort of problem for the industry. Most consumers, if disclosed, would shrug their shoulders and forgive the company for it. It was not the first, nor will it be the last time it happens.

The manegment culture in chile is still very much in the old school cover it up mode.
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