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Data Breach

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.

The role of cyber war games in developing advanced cyber defence

The role of cyber war games in developing advanced cyber defence

The emerging concept in preparation of advanced cyber defence is cyber war games.

Cybercrime costs global economy £265 billion

Cybercrime costs global economy £265 billion

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New research sponsored by McAfee indicates that the global cost of cybercrime tops £265 billion, but suggests that other hidden costs - such as reputation damage - could be harder to estimate.

CEOs and CISOs must share blame for data breaches

CEOs and CISOs must share blame for data breaches

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Data breaches continue to make the news, with eBay and Target the most prominent of recent victims, but questions are now being asked on which personnel should take the blame.

Security awareness training should 'change how people think'

Security awareness training should 'change how people think'

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Security awareness training must be high on the agenda of best practice when companies fight off cyber threats, experts concluded at the SC Congress London.

Target breach aftermath: Is PCI compliance a 'tick box' exercise?

Target breach aftermath: Is PCI compliance a 'tick box' exercise?

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PCI compliance was called a 'gold standard' and 'secure baseline' at a conference in London today, but not all believe that it does enough to guard against data breaches.

160,000 new malware samples arriving every day

160,000 new malware samples arriving every day

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Log management and file integrity management may be the solution - Randomstorm head of R&D Steve Jones.

PCI DSS audit tool cracked by cybercriminals

PCI DSS audit tool cracked by cybercriminals

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This development represents something of a shift in hacker methodology - Nigel Stanley, Incoming Thought CEO/analyst

ICO criticises Student Loans Company for data breaches

ICO criticises Student Loans Company for data breaches

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has criticised the Students Loans Company Limited after several data breaches where customer records were lost.

Chinese state hackers revealed - victims fail to report breaches

Chinese state hackers revealed - victims fail to report breaches

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China's unit 61398 identified as a 24-person operation; three US companies fail to report breaches.

ICYMI: eBay passwords, bad guys get badder & Microsoft's mad week

ICYMI: eBay passwords, bad guys get badder & Microsoft's mad week

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eBay's data breach is the top news story in this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column.

eBay breach data for sale, believed a fraud

eBay breach data for sale, believed a fraud

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But it could be the real thing and you might find out if you have 1.45 bitcoins to spare.

eBay reputation tarnished by breach response

eBay reputation tarnished by breach response

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eBay has been criticised for a lack of concise communication and poor security advice just 24 hours after the ecommerce giant disclosed that it had suffered a massive data breach.

Businesses urged to adopt 2FA after eBay breach

Businesses urged to adopt 2FA after eBay breach

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As news emerges that eBay's data breach - affecting some 145 million users worldwide - was caused by hackers stealing employee credentials, the industry rallies businesses to adopt two-factor authentication.

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