Website of Belgian pension fund Ogeo hacked

first_imgA spokeswoman for the fund told IPE that Indonesian hackers were believed to be responsible for the act, and would have targeted Ogeo’s website because it contained the word “fund”.The Belgian media report raised the question of whether the attack could have anything to do with what has become known as the Publifin scandal in Belgium. Belgian media have this year reported on an investigation into inappropriate payments to public officials sitting on sector committees of Publifin, a Belgian inter-municipal electricity and telecommunications company.Stéphane Moreau, chairman of Ogeo Fund’s executive committee, is also chief executive of Nethys, a subsidiary of Publifin.However, the spokeswoman for Ogeo Fund said that the hacking of its website did not appear to have anything to do with the Publifin affair. She emphasised that the source and motivation for the hacking had not been established for certain.Cybercrime has risen up the agenda of risks that specialists are advising pension funds to be prepared for.In a blog post aimed at UK occupational pension schemes, Peter Sparshott, partner at PwC, earlier this year said that pension schemes were an attractive target for cyber criminals. He said the pensions industry had been slower than many other financial services institutions to address the threat.There is a regulatory imperative to address cybersecurity risks – stemming from the European Union General Data Protection Regulation – but also simply because otherwise “a major attack is almost inevitable”.“That might mean a serious breach of data security, in which members’ bank details are stolen; it could mean the loss of assets through, for example, a systematic programme of fraudulent transfer requests that goes undetected for years or even decades until members seek to retire,” he said.Trustees should elevate cyber security to an agenda item that ranks alongside discussions about deficits, investment strategy and other priorities, Sparshott said. The website of Belgian pension fund Ogeo Fund was hacked yesterday, apparently targeted for containing the word “fund”.The site was hacked such that visitors were confronted with pornographic images, according to a report in the Belgian press that was confirmed by an Ogeo spokeswoman.The €1.1bn multi-employer first pillar pension fund filed a complaint and asked a bailiff to confirm the piracy, according to the media report.The website was unavailable for several hours yesterday, but was back online this morning.last_img read more

FL Health Care Company Says 35,000 COVID-19 Tests are “Unreliable”

first_imgThe company is notifying affected patients with a letter and a phone call. Nearly 25,000 of the unreliable tests were in the central Florida area. A faith-based health care provider announced Saturday that results from more than 35,000 COVID-19 tests that were performed by a third-party lab are unreliable.The majority of the questionable tests were conducted here in Florida.AdventHealth says the situation has created “unacceptable delays.” The company did not name the third-party lab in a statement.However, it explained that the tests were a mixture of positive and negative results. Additionally, some tests have not yet been returned.“While we work successfully with many other labs across multiple states to provide COVID-19 tests for our communities, we have terminated our contract with this particular lab and share in the disappointment and frustration this situation has created. We are deeply sorry for the inconvenience and uncertainty it has caused,” Terry Shaw, president/CEO of AdventHealth, wrote in the statement.We’ve been made aware the third-party lab we contracted with is unable to process COVID-19 tests, & won’t be providing your results. We’re deeply sorry, Ashley, & share your frustration. If you have symptoms or any questions, please call us at 877-847-8747 so we can help.— AdventHealth (@AdventHealth) May 16, 2020center_img AdventHealth spokeswoman Melanie Lawhorn says the company has 49 hospitals in nine states. Two the states are joint venture systems and were not affected by the unreliable testing problem.Over 630,000 people in Florida have been tested for coronavirus as of Saturday afternoon.According to the Florida Department of Health, there are more than 44,800 confirmed cases in the state, and at least 1,964 deaths.On Monday, the state is increasing restaurant and retail store capacity from 25 to 50 percent, and is allowing the reopening of museums, libraries and gyms at 50 percent capacity. Bars and movie theaters will remain closed. Additionally, Miami-Dade and Broward counties will join phase one of the reopening process Monday.Those two South Florida counties, along with Palm Beach County, have been the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, with about 58 percent of the state’s cases.last_img read more

USC returns home to host the Gauchos

first_imgAfter losing three games in a row, the Women of Troy hope that a return home in a break from conference play, will help them find their winning ways.After losing 55-63 at Utah on Saturday. the Women of Troy (10-9, 5-4) will take on the the UC Santa Barbara Gauchos (8-11, 3-5) tonight at 7 p.m at the Galen Center. A win over the Gauchos would not improve USC’s conference record, but it could help the Women of Troy find their footing after dropping three consecutive games by eight points or less.Bounce back · The Women of Troy were without senior guard Briana Gilbreath (above center) when they lost to Colorado on Thursday. Gilbreath, touted as USC’s best defensive player, hopes to rejoin the Women of Troy when they play UC Santa Barbara at 7 p.m. tonight at the Galen Center. – Chris Pham | Daily Trojan“Right now, it’s not about the other teams. The other teams aren’t beating us. We’re beating ourselves,” USC sophomore forward Cassie Harberts said. “We’re not playing how we normally play, and right now we’re in a funk.”UCSB enters this game after losing two games in a row, both by four points. The Gauchos have a 3-6 record on the road. USC is 4-2 overall at the Galen Center and 2-0 against nonconference opponents at home.Earlier in the month, the team was riding a five-game winning streak that pushed them to second in the Pac-12 standings.Oregon State ended USC’s streak on Jan 21 with a four-point victory, which marked the beginning of USC’s skid. Since then, USC has fallen to fourth in the conference.Nine and a half minutes into Saturday’s loss, the Utes were scoreless, and USC pulled out to an early 17-0 lead. A blowout victory looked imminent, but Utah fought back, with guard Michelle Plouffe’s 21 second-half points to upset the Women of Troy.“We need to pick each other up after a shot,” freshman guard Ariya Crook said after scoring a career-high 17 points. “We need to encourage [each] other so we can all be on the same page.”USC was without senior guard Briana Gilbreath, who sat out because of a knee injury sustained in a 67-69 loss to Colorado last Thursday.Gilbreath, considered the team’s defensive leader, hopes to rejoin USC in its faceoff against UCSB, who has no players averaging double-digit points and averages only 52.6 points per game.“Hopefully, we won’t let them have more than that, because I feel like if we get our defensive identity back, we can really lock down,” Harberts said.The last time the two sides matched up, the Women of Troy overcame an 11-point deficit to defeat the Gauchos 67-64 in the opening round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.last_img read more

Syracuse barely overcomes mistakes in 4-3 win over Hofstra

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 2, 2018 at 8:16 pm Contact Michael: | @MikeJMcCleary Syracuse has never lost a home-opener in the Ian McIntyre era. A tie was followed by seven wins. Winning and losing seasons have all begun the same on SU’s home turf, without a loss at home for the Orange to hang their heads on. “Season-openers are season-openers,” McIntyre said.  It’s inherent that it will be a good game, but history has also allowed the Orange to stay calm, McIntyre said.   In Syracuse’s (2-1) 4-3 win over to Hofstra (0-3-1), SU had its strong moments. Ones that left Hofstra players with their hands on their knees, their bodies draped on the floor and their hands on their heads. The superiority of ACC soccer befell it. But the Orange displayed a variety of issues that plagued it a year ago. The defense failed to provide fortitude in front of its starting goalkeeper Hendrik Hilpert. McIntyre and Syracuse players conceded the game was too exciting toward the end.“From a coaching perspective,” McIntyre said, “not exactly how we would have written it.”Hilpert said he thinks SU was the better team for all 90 minutes. For a large part of the game, that held true. In the 14th minute, Hugo Delhommelle, who had played almost the entirety of the game in the inner third, fired a pass down the left sideline to Ryan Raposo. Raposo, upon receiving the ball, faked right and shot a right foot shot directly at the Hofstra goalkeeper on the left side of the goal. The save deflected off his leg to Severin Soerlie, who carefully yet not fluently tapped the ball into the middle of the net and ran to the right end line. He syphoned the crowd with the subtle fluttering of his right hand, stopped, hopped and threw up an “X” across his chest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLater, Delhommelle fired a free kick to the head of Tajon Buchanan who effortlessly scored. After the play, Delhommelle turned to the sideline and saluted by sticking out his thumb and pinky fingers like a cell phone and turning them in a semi-circle. McIntyre yelled Delhommelle’s first name and stuck two thumbs up in his direction.History shows that Syracuse produces no shortage of momentous glory in its early-season competition. Sunday had that: Buchanan had a career-high two goals, the Orange scored more goals than it had in any game last season and creative dances followed each one. But the errors SU displayed stood out. And the results began to show.“It was probably not as boring as I hoped it would have been,” McIntyre said.In the 22nd minute, John-Austin Ricks whiffed a header adjacent to the SU net and pulled the Hofstra attacker down as he fell to the ground. The resulting penalty awarded a penalty kick to the Pride, and Luke Brown easily sunk the shot. It wasn’t the last time Syracuse would swing and miss. Sondre Norheim missed two headers a few possessions later that gave the Pride two corner opportunities. Ricks missed a kick in the second half and the ball went through his legs by midfield.Kamal Miller, who injured himself in the Portland game, didn’t suit up and the defense looked lost. On a Hofstra free kick right over the middle of the field, Norheim, Djimon Johnson and Hilpert formed a triangle around a Hofstra offensive player. As the ball neared Hilpert, he leaped. Going into the game, Hilpert said that McIntyre warned the Orange of Hofstra’s game plan. The Pride were tall and they would use it to their advantage.With that, the Hofstra player jumped higher and lifted the ball, narrowly dodging Hilbert’s head and bouncing into the goal. Hilpert shrugged and held both his hands up to the sideline. McIntyre mirrored his gesture, but then turned and slumped his shoulders. He located his corner of the SU bench and took a seat.“We got punished for small mistakes,” Hilpert said. Comments The moments continued to pile up, but a goal by freshman Hilli Goldhar brought the crowd back, forgetting all the sighs and annoyed yells of earlier. The freshman leaped and hollered. The clock dwindled down and approached an SU win, all they needed to do was hold firm. “Just make sure we keep this,” Norheim thought to himself. But the Pride answered in the 86th minute with a goal from Luke Brown. The crowd went from buzzing to silent. Hilpert can’t pinpoint the exact emotion he felt, a lot was going through his mind. Though, most of it wasn’t good.“Could’ve handled it better,” Norheim said.With just over two minutes remaining a goal from Tajon Buchanan lifted SU out of the abyss. He celebrated with a backflip. The SU bench erupted. The crowd followed. “When you’re a part of this team you know the game isn’t over until it’s over,” Hilpert said. “Until the clock makes that weird noise.”The countdown at the end of the game and the “weird noise” from the clock was followed with smiles from SU and its fans. This time, Buchanan’s last goal left little time for the Orange to make another mistake.Last season, SU lost all eight of its games by one goal. When it came down to the end, the Orange rarely prevailed. This season’s tide has already shifted. The Orange already had one late win under their belt and there was the preseason overtime winner over Villanova by Raposo. McIntyre said in those scenarios, ideally, the Orange prevail.The wounds exposed by a last-minute win to a mid-level Colonial Athletic Association Conference Hofstra team remained prevalent. Three goals is too much, the players said. Not just to Hofstra, to anyone. But same as a win holds little weight, Hilpert said the mistakes are the same.“The vibe just feels so different,” Hilpert said of the locker room. “It’s a new season.”last_img read more