Roundup: UK online banking security crisis

Online banks are so keen to get their hands on your cash, that they seem to have forgotten to ensure that criminals can't do the same

In their eagerness to cash in on the UK's dot-com boom, banks have rushed to get Internet services up and running -- often at the expense of security. Barclays were the latest bank to feel the embarassment of lax security but it could comfort itself that it is not alone. ZDNet provides a roundup of the catalogue of security concerns currently plaguing UK e-commerce firms. FEAR AND CONFUSION REIGNS
Fear and confusion handicaps UK e-commerce
Thu, 03rd Aug 2000 Government urged to 'get its act together' and address the public crisis of faith in the Internet. Online banks under legal scrutiny
Wed, 02nd Aug 2000 Got a complaint about your personal data at an online bank? Tell it to the judge. Barclays in second security gaffe this week
Wed, 02nd Aug 2000Forty-eight hours is a long time for an online bank. Barclays breach rattles consumer trust
Wed, 02nd Aug 2000As Barclays tries to deal with its second online security breach in 48 hours, the Consumer Association is still condemning it for the carelessness that led to the first. Barclays security breach forces online service to close
Mon, 31st Jul 2000It may be good to be big but Barclays isn't convincing anyone its Web site is safe. Fear and confusion handicaps UK e-commerce
Thu, 03rd Aug 2000 Government urged to 'get its act together' and address the public crisis of faith in the Internet. IT Week: Web security ignored
Sun, 23rd Jul 2000 The mistakes that led to the bank details of 2500 customers of gas and electricity supplier PowerGen being readily accessible from the Web are commonplace, according to industry experts. Half UK's e-commerce revenue lost to fear
Thu, 20 Jul Would you put your credit card details online? Concerns over security are costing billions as online muggings continue. Laws protecting consumers online need revision
Thu, 20 Jul In the wake of Powergen's security scare, experts argue not enough is being done to protect consumers who spend online. 3 in 5 British firms suffer security breach -- report
Fri, 3 Apr Report suggests British business is far from being ready to go online. Security breaches up, according to survey
Wed, 27 Mar Study finds a number of attacks go unrecognised. UK hackers demand ransom from Visa
Mon, 17 Jan Visa is the latest organisation to be hit by a hacker and he wants a reported £10m ransom fee. Egg gives customers another security fright
Thu, 13 Jan Online bank posts dummy page making it appear customers have wandered into someone else's account. Take me to the e-commerce special. Take me to Hackers Has your confidence in e-Commerce been shaken? What do you think? Tell the Mailroom. And read what others have said.