Data Breach

ICYMI: Tea-loving hackers, Venom flaw and overworked CISOs

ICYMI: Tea-loving hackers, Venom flaw and overworked CISOs

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This week's ICYMI column looks at a tea shop data breach, analysis on the Venom flaw and concerns over 'burnt-out' security professionals.

Adult Friend Finder breach exposes millions of users

Adult Friend Finder breach exposes millions of users

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A famous cartoon once said, "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog". But millions of users of online dating site Adult Friend Finder may discover that far more is known about them than they would care to admit.

'Practical' ICO may not issue huge data breach fines

'Practical' ICO may not issue huge data breach fines

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The ICO has called for a more 'practical' approach to data protection regulation in light of advancing technology, limited resources and the incoming EU Data Generation Protection Regulation - and this might result in more 'tellings off' and less fines.

Scone: Bettys Tea Shop loses 122,000 customer records in data breach

Scone: Bettys Tea Shop loses 122,000 customer records in data breach

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The directors of Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate have pledged to harden security on the Bettys.co.uk website and keep customers informed, after details of 122,000 customers were lost in a data breach.

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

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A new report into the ethics of security professionals reveals some eye-opening findings on hidden data breaches, and how incidents are being used to push for bigger budgets.

Google-Vidal Hall "opens the floodgates" to data breach compensation

Google-Vidal Hall "opens the floodgates" to data breach compensation

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March's landmark ruling by the London Court of Appeal that just three UK persons could sue Google over cookie privacy violation has far reaching consequences as far as breach compensation is concerned.

ICYMI: WordPress XSS flaw, costly breaches & the return of Snooper's Charter

ICYMI: WordPress XSS flaw, costly breaches & the return of Snooper's Charter

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The latest ICYMI column looks at the latest WordPress XSS flaw, costly data breaches and the return of the controversial "Snooper's Charter".

Data breaches to cost businesses £1.3 trillion by 2019

Data breaches to cost businesses £1.3 trillion by 2019

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New research suggests that the rapid digitisation of consumer's lives, combined with increasing cyber-crime activity, will push data breach losses up to US$ 2.1 trillion (£1.34 trillion) globally by 2019.

Why Geofencing will become the next endpoint security innovation

Why Geofencing will become the next endpoint security innovation

Geofencing can restrict access to devices or applications while inside a company's perimeter, making it impossible for devices outside the perimeter to access the network explains Roman Foeckl

Cyber insurance not trusted by business, KPMG claims

Cyber insurance not trusted by business, KPMG claims

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Senior heads of security don't trust cyber-insurance products, viewing with scepticism the chances of getting a payout in the event of a cyber-attack, according to research from KPMG.

Researchers blame Dyre Wolf malware for $5m Ryanair theft

Researchers blame Dyre Wolf malware for $5m Ryanair theft

A team of cyber criminals has given Michael O'Leary something to get seriously upset about. A malware scam has relieved the Irish budget airline of $5.5m and researchers say that the banking malware Dyre Wolf is to blame.

Researchers zap brains, blame wild staff for your security problems

Researchers zap brains, blame wild staff for your security problems

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Three researchers from Iowa State University have studied brainwaves in a bid to find out which employees are the biggest liabilities when it comes to information security.

Obama's 'unclassified emails' accessed by Russian hackers

Obama's 'unclassified emails' accessed by Russian hackers

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US President Barack Obama's emails were stolen by Russian hackers, according to new claims.

European firms targeted by CozyDuke APT

European firms targeted by CozyDuke APT

European and Asian organisations were targeted by the CozyDuke advanced persistent threat (APT) attack, revealed an executive with Kaspersky Lab.

ICYMI: SSL and Magento flaws, APT gangs & the breach blame game

ICYMI: SSL and Magento flaws, APT gangs & the breach blame game

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This week's ICYMI column looks at the top stories on SC from the last week, from the breach blame game and Anonymous hackers to the discovery and patching of critical SSL and Magento flaws.

Law firms accused of being negligent with client data

Law firms accused of being negligent with client data

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Information is the lifeblood of modern business, no less so than in the lofty eyries of the legal eagles, where sensitive client information is analysed and monetised.

Data-scraping Chrome extension steals more than a million users' data

Data-scraping Chrome extension steals more than a million users' data

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Discovery of data theft leads to Google pulling more than 200 dodgy extensions from Chrome Web Store.

Linux Australia conference delegate data exposed

Linux Australia conference delegate data exposed

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Linux Australia president Joshua Hesketh, says that a "malicious individual" had used a RAT to access Linux Australia's main conference database resulting in a data breach.

Government bangs the drum for UK cyber-insurance

Government bangs the drum for UK cyber-insurance

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The British government has teamed up with the Royal Bank of Scotland and insurance broker Marsh to help develop the local cyber-insurance market, after its own report indicated that few businesses are covered in the event of a data breach.

ICYMI: Freak flaws, 'smart' city questions and UK data breaches

ICYMI: Freak flaws, 'smart' city questions and UK data breaches

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This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at the top five articles on SC this week, including new Facebook flaws, 'Freak' attacks and the trade-offs with 'smart' cities.

UK firms horribly unprepared for data breach response

UK firms horribly unprepared for data breach response

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Two new studies reveal that despite a third of UK businesses suffering a breach in the last year, most organisations severely overestimate their readiness to respond to an incident.

ICYMI: Cyber skills gap, TalkTalk breach and hacking trading algorithms

ICYMI: Cyber skills gap, TalkTalk breach and hacking trading algorithms

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The latest ICYMI columns looks at the top five stories on SC this week, from our exclusive on the cyber-security skills gap to the TalkTalk breach affecting four million customers.

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