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    Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

    This is a discussion on Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls. within the Sky & Sky+ TV forums, part of the Other Sky help and support category; That does concern me too. I guess that they would see it as an admission of guilt. I would hope ...

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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      That does concern me too.

      I guess that they would see it as an admission of guilt.

      I would hope that someone within Sky is working very hard to identify the hole and get it closed permanently. They have been very quiet on this which is not always a good sign from Sky.

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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      It doesn't say where they actually obtained the data base. Makes you wonder how safe our details are with Sky.

      I don't think any data is safe with anyone never mind sky, its just that you have to give your details to every man and his dog and belive its in safe trusted hands. How many companys sell on our data, do the gov not pass on data?
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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      Quote Originally Posted by B J View Post
      ...How many companys sell on our data, do the gov not pass on data?
      Whilst firms are prevented through the laws of the UK (DPA, etc.) GCHQ and the NSA appear to treat them with impunity and snoop of every single piece of our private lives.

      When you consider that people in Russia were using maps downloaded from the CIA 15 years ago, I suspect that our personal details will have already been read within Moscow too. However many would argue that it may be China who are the new country to watch for security issues, although they have been in this category for quite a few years now.

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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      The justice system is totally inadequate when dealing with scum like these three and the thousands like them preying with impunity on law abiding people all over the country.

      I fully agree with Scubbie about seizing their assets and banging them up for a good long stint. I am sure that would act as a deterrent to a good proportion of the chancers out there.
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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      Whilst firms are prevented through the laws of the UK (DPA, etc.) GCHQ and the NSA appear to treat them with impunity and snoop of every single piece of our private lives.
      What's that got to do with someone selling on details for commercial gain? I think you've been reading too many conspiracy theories. Or the Guardian .
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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      You'll forgive me but I have a complete distrust of any person, group, organisation or other body, who collect information on people and claim not to use it.

      If they have no intention of using it then surely you should ask "Why do you need to collect it then?"

      If these people have managed to hack into Sky's Customer Records, then you can be sure that GCHQ will have done so too, not that they will ever admit it. If someone has downloaded the details and sold it on, then again we should be asking just how safe is out personal information.

      As more information is put on-line, including your medical records if you didn't opt out, data protection needs to be handled with a huge degree of safety. Such a breach of Sky's records is hugely significant and needs to be plugged.

      How many of us would be upset if someone managed to hack into Amazon, eBay or PayPal? Even if the person were just working for the NSA or GHCQ, I believe that any intrusion into our private information without our explicit consent should be regarded as unlawful and the person/s should be placed in prison for a very long period.

      Our society lives on the principle that we are innocent until proven guilty. Sure I appreciate that we live in a period of time where Terrorists are waging war on us, they have been for a very very long time, but IMHO this is not an excuse for our own government to spy on us and most certainly not a foreign government when I have no intention of visiting their country.

      For the NSA to purposefully weaken security measures so that they can hack into our data just to be able to spy on the minority who pose a risk is IMHO something that should be closed down.

      However I have witnessed first hand some of the rubbish that our democracy is incapable of handling. I do not believe that things are going to get any better.

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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      Quote Originally Posted by Scubbie View Post
      If these people have managed to hack into Sky's Customer Records, then you can be sure that GCHQ will have done so too, not that they will ever admit it. If someone has downloaded the details and sold it on, then again we should be asking just how safe is out personal information.
      So you think GCHQ are interested in your Sky subscription? I honestly think they have better things to do.

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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      Not as a single source of information.

      If you take into account that the NSA has hacked the address books in Yahoo & Google in order to gain access to a list of people who we all associate with. This web of associates can grow exponentially as they will then look at everyone else's address books.

      Taking this into account, both the NSA and GCHQ can gradually build up a [icture of a person's life by looking at their on-line bank details (provided that they have hacked these too), you pattern of spending, what you medical needs are, who you live with, what your work is, where you have travelled and stayed (even within the UK).

      With TV subscriptions it may be possible to determine what things interest you.

      All these patterns can be used to predict what you are most likely to do (good or bad), even if you think that no one is watching you.

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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      With this it might not be a case of what you know but who you know... Our lives may seem dull and not worth prying into but just how well do you know the person you work with or the parent of your childs friend who you chat to on facebook.
      If they need to investigate them then you be sure they will investigate you .

      Personally it doesn't bother me, I have on pre order the new Xbox one and there has been a lot said on the internet about the new kinect and how it will be always on and Microsoft (and therefore GHCQ) can use it to spy on you.. Well here's the thing, if someone wants to watch me playing FIFA in my undies then good luck to them...
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      Re: Beware of bogus Sky TV warranty letters/telephone calls.

      Kinect is not even required to be plugged in to the Xbox One any more, so people can now stop worrying
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