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Data Breach

UK's Racing Post leaks 677,000 customer names and passwords

UK's Racing Post leaks 677,000 customer names and passwords

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SQL injection to blame for Racing Post incursion

Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 for prisoner data loss

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The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined the Ministry of Justice £180,000 for losing information on almost 3,000 prisoners.

ICYMI: NSA insiders, hacking living rooms & learning from Target

ICYMI: NSA insiders, hacking living rooms & learning from Target

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at rumours on a new NSA insider, hackable living rooms and if police are turning the tide on cyber-criminals.

China may be targeting medical firms for IP data

China may be targeting medical firms for IP data

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Very little companies can do to defend themselves against state-sponsored attacks, says Storm Guidance director Sarb Sembhi.

Malaysian investigators 'hacked' for confidential MH370 records

Malaysian investigators 'hacked' for confidential MH370 records

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Around 30 computers at Malaysian law enforcement agencies looking into the disappearance of the MH370 airplane have reportedly been hacked, with perpetrators making off with confidential data on the aircraft.

ICYMI: Data breach disclosure, European privacy & internet outages

ICYMI: Data breach disclosure, European privacy & internet outages

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at data breach response, new concerns on EU privacy and claims that the internet is breaking 'under its own weight'.

ICYMI: Black Hat news, biggest breach ever & figures to take to the CEO

ICYMI: Black Hat news, biggest breach ever & figures to take to the CEO

This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) highlights from the Black Hat conference, and reaction to the 'biggest data breach ever'.

Government spyware exposed after massive data breach

Government spyware exposed after massive data breach

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Gamma International Ltd - an Anglo-German company that makes and sells FinFisher spyware to various European, American and Asia Pacific governments and law enforcement agencies - has been bit by a big data breach, revealing hundreds of confidential documents.

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

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German security research firm G Data is warning of a newly discovered RAT called IcoScript that hides behind popular email services like Yahoo Mail, giving corporate security teams another attack 'vector' to worry about.

ICYMI: Driverless cars, cyber espionage & the hidden cost of data breaches

ICYMI: Driverless cars, cyber espionage & the hidden cost of data breaches

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This week's In Case You Missed It column considers early security questions on driverless cars, the hidden cost behind data breaches and new claims of industrial cyber espionage.

What's the odds? Paddy Power loses 650,000 records in 2010 breach

What's the odds? Paddy Power loses 650,000 records in 2010 breach

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Popular bookmaker Paddy Power has admitted that a data breach it suffered it 2010 affected 649,055 people - around a third of all customers - but stresses that no financial information or passwords were compromised.

The 5 most read articles this week: July 18-24

The 5 most read articles this week: July 18-24

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Here are the five most popular SC articles, as seen by you the reader, in the week for July 18 to 24.

ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities

ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities

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This week's In Case You Missed column considers the possibility of cyber warfare, the money reaching cyber security start-ups and how charity can start at home for InfoSec practitioners.

European Central Bank loses personal records after data breach

European Central Bank loses personal records after data breach

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The European Central Bank admitted today that its website was hacked and said that some email addresses and other contact information was stolen.

ICYMI: Google's Project Zero, ICO breach & sharing intel on critical infrastructure

ICYMI: Google's Project Zero, ICO breach & sharing intel on critical infrastructure

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This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column takes a look at Google's Project Zero, accusations of double-standards at the ICO and the need to share intelligence on critical infrastructure.

eBay counts the cost after 'challenging' data breach

eBay counts the cost after 'challenging' data breach

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John Donahoe, the chief executive officer of eBay, has confirmed that May's data breach has had a negative impact on revenues and user activity.

IT security pros prioritise new tech over training

IT security pros prioritise new tech over training

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New research from IT security vendor Websense and Ponemon Institute indicates that security professionals want their companies to invest in new technology, but are doing little to 'upskill' existing staff.

CNET loses data on 1 million users

CNET loses data on 1 million users

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IT technology website lost data on one million users to Russian hackers.

96% suffer significant IT security incident

96% suffer significant IT security incident

More than 96 percent of organisations experienced a significant IT security incident in the past year.

CISOs still grappling with security awareness training

CISOs still grappling with security awareness training

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A study of some of the UK's top chief information security officers (CISOs) has revealed that just 21 percent are conducting security awareness training on a regular basis.

The 5 most read articles this week: July 4-11

The 5 most read articles this week: July 4-11

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Here are the five most popular articles, as read by you the reader, in the week for July 4 to 11.

Hotel Hippo closes for good after data breach

Hotel Hippo closes for good after data breach

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UK-based travel booking website Hotel Hippo appears to have closed just one week after an independent security consultant found that the firm had weak security and privacy controls.

'Complacency' to blame for undetected data breaches

'Complacency' to blame for undetected data breaches

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A new study from IT governance reveals that a half of IT staff believe that their company may have suffered a data breach without it being detected.

Losing data and facing the ICO

Losing data and facing the ICO

Dated data protection laws, punitive punishments and an inability to classify data are problems for businesses in the age of ever-increasing data breaches, says Martin Sugden.

Why traditional antivirus is facing increasing criticism

Why traditional antivirus is facing increasing criticism

Traditional antivirus (AV) products have been taking a beating in the media recently, but why? The reason is simple; they cannot and do not protect you from new malware.

PayPal addresses two-factor authentication bypass

PayPal addresses two-factor authentication bypass

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Two-factor authentication can be bypassed on some of PayPal's mobile applications.

Rex Mundi: How did Domino's incident response line up?

Rex Mundi: How did Domino's incident response line up?

Get your incident response plan in place, and practice it if you want to ensure you're back up and running quickly following a breach says Ted Julian.

'Shameful' data breach may affect 10,000 NHS patients

'Shameful' data breach may affect 10,000 NHS patients

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The personal data of up to 10,000 NHS patients may have been compromised in a data breach that one leading industry expert has described as showing a "truly shameful level of negligence and disregard for personal data".

Domino's won't pay ransom on 600,000 record hack

Domino's won't pay ransom on 600,000 record hack

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Details of 600,000 French and Belgian customers to be released tonight if ransom not paid today say hackers.

ICYMI: DDoS tactics, privacy demands and prying on company acquisitions

ICYMI: DDoS tactics, privacy demands and prying on company acquisitions

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A spate of DDoS attacks against cloud services Evernote and Feedly is the talk of this week's In Case You Missed It column.

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