Data Breach

FBI blames North Korea for Sony cyber-attack

FBI blames North Korea for Sony cyber-attack

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The US government is now officially blaming the North Korean governments for the cyber-attacks against Sony Pictures.

US government reportedly blaming North Korea for Sony hack

US government reportedly blaming North Korea for Sony hack

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US officials have concluded that North Korea was "centrally involved" in the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, according to American national media and TV reports.

Film producers shaken (not stirred) as Sony hackers steal James Bond script

Film producers shaken (not stirred) as Sony hackers steal James Bond script

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Eon Productions, the producers behind the upcoming James Bond film 'Spectre', have confirmed that an 'early version' of the script has been stolen and leaked by the Guardians of Peace (GOP) hackers.

ICYMI: Sony passwords, government malware and the return of Poodle

ICYMI: Sony passwords, government malware and the return of Poodle

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including weak passwords exposed in the Sony Pictures breach and the return of the Poodle flaw.

Sony woes continue: Lizard Squad launches DDoS attack on PlayStation network

Sony woes continue: Lizard Squad launches DDoS attack on PlayStation network

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Lizard Squad claims to have hacked Sony's PlayStation Network, with the firm still reeling from one of the biggest data breaches in recent history.

ICYMI: The security blame-game, Cyber Monday, DDoS attacks & Sony's breach

ICYMI: The security blame-game, Cyber Monday, DDoS attacks & Sony's breach

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including the launch of a new cyber-security degree, new ATM malware and Sony's latest data breach.

ICYMI: Defining APTs, new TLS bugs and NHS data breaches

ICYMI: Defining APTs, new TLS bugs and NHS data breaches

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TLS bugs, the definition of an advanced persistent threat and new figures on NHS data breaches are the pick of the stories in the latest In Case You Missed It column.

HSBC Turkey hackers stole card details on 2.7 million customers

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HSBC Turkey has confirmed that a recent cyber-attack resulted in the loss of card details on 2.7 million customers.

Millions affected by Dropbox breach - but is it a scam?

Millions affected by Dropbox breach - but is it a scam?

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An anonymous group of hackers claims to have compromised seven million Dropbox accounts, although there is early speculation that this could be a Bitcoin scam or duplicate data coming from an earlier breach.

JPMorgan to double cyber security spending to £310 million after hack

JPMorgan to double cyber security spending to £310 million after hack

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The CEO of US investment bank JPMorgan says the company will double its spending in cyber-security following a data breach which affected approximately 84 million account holders.

ICYMI: GCHQ transparency, data trust and the Snapchat hack

ICYMI: GCHQ transparency, data trust and the Snapchat hack

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This week's In Case You Missed It column looks at concerns around data trust and transparency, and the latest serious data breach at one of the biggest technology start-ups.

Bruce Schneier: 'Incident response is failing'

Bruce Schneier: 'Incident response is failing'

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Renowned cryptographer Bruce Schneier took aim at the security industry and poor incident response planning during a typically forthright talk in London yesterday.

JPMorgan hack sees financial services turn spotlight on cyber security

JPMorgan hack sees financial services turn spotlight on cyber security

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The JPMorgan hack is already having a knock-on effect in the UK, with the government and private sector seeking to better protect financial institutions from cyber-criminals.

Asda insurer and 83m JPMorgan customers hacked

Asda insurer and 83m JPMorgan customers hacked

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A UK-based insurer has joined banking group JPMorgan in admitting this week that it has been hacked, with 83 million customer accounts compromised on the latter.

Wearable technology: A secure approach to business

Wearable technology: A secure approach to business

Wearable technology raises many of the same concerns as smart phones and USBs - recording, storing and transmission of data by individuals - and your security policies should include that risk says Paul Martini.

TripAdvisor subsidiary data breach hits up to 1.4 million customers

TripAdvisor subsidiary data breach hits up to 1.4 million customers

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Travel firm Viator has suffered a data breach that has compromised the credentials or payment card details of up to 1.4 million of its customers.

Fighting the fraudsters: Why we must get better at data sharing

Fighting the fraudsters: Why we must get better at data sharing

Face-to-face information-sharing with peers is a vital route to learn industry fraud-prevention lessons says Tim Lansdale.

Home Depot card data breach undetected for four months

Home Depot card data breach undetected for four months

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The Home Depot card data breach may have continued for longer than the Target attack late last year, according to new reports.

Most European businesses don't trust cloud services

Recent research suggests European business are very concerned about the security and transparency of cloud services, which they blame for increased data breaches.

Cloud computing hit by 'Celebgate'

Cloud computing hit by 'Celebgate'

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Enterprises are questioning their cloud strategy after Apple's iCloud service was implicated in the leak of nude celebrity photos. But should one bad Apple spoil the bunch?

Under lock and key

Under lock and key

Deploying appropriate technology is necessary to protect business critical information stored within racks and cabinets at data centres says Mark Hirst.

The future of data protection

The future of data protection

Increased consequences for the loss of non-financial data, especially fines from regulators, is expected to drive a more rigorous approach to data protection suggests Fergus Kennedy.

Home Depot credit card  hack - bigger than Target?

Home Depot credit card hack - bigger than Target?

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All 2,200 Home Depot stores may be affected by the latest credit card hack suggests security researcher Brian Krebs.

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.

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