Data Breach

The Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack: a wake-up call to UK business

The Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack: a wake-up call to UK business

The Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack shows the potential cost of a cyber-attack but cyber-insurance can help mitigate it, says Simon Gilbert.

Thomson data breach exposes hundreds of customer details

Thomson data breach exposes hundreds of customer details

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Data breach by holiday company, Thomson, reveals the personal details of nearly 500 customers.

Adobe settles charges in data breach suit

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Adobe ordered to pay $1.1 million (US) in legal fees as well as an "undisclosed settlement" to users following breach that affected 38 million.

Lawsuit filed against UCLA health system—data breaches on the rise

Lawsuit filed against UCLA health system—data breaches on the rise

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A lawsuit has been filed against UCLA Health System, UCLA Medical Sciences and The Regents of the University of California for compromise of private data.

Big Brother Watch slams UK local authorities for four data breaches per day

Big Brother Watch slams UK local authorities for four data breaches per day

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UK-based privacy rights group highlights poor security practices in local authorities

Updated: 2.4 million hit by Carphone Warehouse breach

Updated: 2.4 million hit by Carphone Warehouse breach

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Personal details of up to 2.4 million customers of Carphone Warehouse - including encrypted credit card details - have been reported stolen, with the ICO now investigating.

Sony data breach action survives motion of suit dismissal

Sony data breach action survives motion of suit dismissal

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Sony data breach survives motion to dismiss following up from class action suit filed against them in March.

UK charity CALM hacked in 'senseless' attack

UK charity CALM hacked in 'senseless' attack

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UK charity CALM says that its website was hacked and defaced on July 24th, in an attack that has been described as 'motiveless' and 'senseless'.

Will we ever get ahead of the hackers?

Will we ever get ahead of the hackers?

The number of data breaches has continued to grow in 2015. Barely a day goes by without a company or country falling victim to a cyber-security attack, says Gary Newe.

BitDefender classifies 'piracy monetisation' site Rightscorp as malware

BitDefender classifies 'piracy monetisation' site Rightscorp as malware

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Peer‐to‐Peer (P2P) file sharing tracker initially condemned due to false positive

TV5Monde in chaos as data breach costs roll into the millions

TV5Monde in chaos as data breach costs roll into the millions

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French broadcaster TV5Monde is still without Internet and other key IT functions three months after a nation-state hacker took control of its TV channels and hijacked social media accounts. Meanwhile, the data breach costs are mounting up.

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

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This week's ICYMI column looks at the most-read stories on SC this week, including our investigation on VFS Global, the UK government's attitude towards encryption and the continuing fall-out from the Ashley Madison hack.

Users could sue Ashley Madison for failure to control data

Users could sue Ashley Madison for failure to control data

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Caught with its pants down, Ashley Madison clearly failed to practice safe security. How damaging is this for the company and could users take it to court?

Adultery-dating website Ashley Madison hacked

Adultery-dating website Ashley Madison hacked

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Online 'adultery dating' website Ashley Madison has been hacked by a group calling itself 'The Impact Team', with 37 million customers' details potentially exposed.

ICYMI: 'Sophisticated' ransomware, RIP Flash & hacking Tour de France

ICYMI: 'Sophisticated' ransomware, RIP Flash & hacking Tour de France

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This week's 'In Case You Missed It' column looks at the five most-read articles on SC this week, from the intricacies of ransomware and the supposed death of Adobe Flash to hacking a professional cycling team.

Information security advice for Team Sky following Chris Froome 'data breach'

Information security advice for Team Sky following Chris Froome 'data breach'

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Cycling's Team Sky has called in lawyers to investigate the possible theft of performance data for team leader Chris Froome.

 ICYMI: Tor sniffing, router bugs and Hacking Team fallout

ICYMI: Tor sniffing, router bugs and Hacking Team fallout

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This week's ICYMI column looks at Tor sniffing, old-school router attacks and the fallout from the Hacking Team data breach.

Ensuring your security policy works

Ensuring your security policy works

Alex Vovk explains how to leverage security policy and ensure it's performing correctly to prevent a data breach.

The world of data breaches - and how to avoid being part of it

The world of data breaches - and how to avoid being part of it

Norman Shaw looks at the causes of data breaches, what it costs and what the market needs to consider in order to protect itself.

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

Alexander Pope said, "To err is human; to forgive, divine." Could he have been thinking of the infamous Bank of England email leak when he said that, asks Rainer Gawlick.

The Sally Beauty hack: a cautionary tale we should all learn from

The Sally Beauty hack: a cautionary tale we should all learn from

The problem with targeted attacks, of course, is that they are designed to stay hidden, as we learned from a recent hacking case, says Kev Pearce.

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