Data Breach

Survey: Wearable devices most likely to pose IoT security threat

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Wearables are the Internet of Things (IoT) devices most likely to emerge as a security threat or cause a breach, according to a new survey by Spiceworks and Cox Business.

Data breach threats keep 51% of biz leaders from sleeping at night

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Over half (51 percent) of senior decision-makers in large businesses are kept awake at night due to the threat of a data breach caused by a cyber-attack.

Cyber-security - Kryptonite for lawyers

Cyber-security - Kryptonite for lawyers

Analysis of the website of Mossack Fonseca, of Panama Papers 'fame', reveals glaring security weaknesses. The firm is not the only one to have been targeted by cyber-attacks. Emily Taylor suggests law firms are easy targets.

6000 staff join data breach lawsuit against Morrisons

6000 staff join data breach lawsuit against Morrisons

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Morrisons is still feeling the ramifications of a data breach two years ago as 6000 current and former staff signed up to a group lawsuit ahead of the 8 April deadline.

ICYMI: Panama leak; Ethical Top 15; What'sApp encryption; door hack

ICYMI: Panama leak; Ethical Top 15; What'sApp encryption; door hack

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Panamanian papers - insider or email hack? Top 15 ethical hackers; WhatsApp end-to-end encryption; door control vulnerability

Data breach authority Verizon Enterprise breached; 1.5 million customers impacted

Data breach authority Verizon Enterprise breached; 1.5 million customers impacted

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Known for its highly respected Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon Enterprise Solutions has suffered its own data breach, after a cyber-criminal was discovered selling information linked to 1.5 million of its customers.

Hackers knock security provider Staminus and KKK.com offline

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The security firm Staminus was knocked offline allegedly by a group calling itself FTA, which then began posting the web data pulled from the company's servers.

Ofcom investigates former employee after data breach

Ofcom investigates former employee after data breach

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Media watchdog sends out notification letters to partners after ex-employee offered data to "major broadcaster"

90% of UK CIOs fear GDPR

90% of UK CIOs fear GDPR

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A new survey by Egress Software has shown UK CIOs to be wary of incoming EU data protection laws

Cancer clinic's customer data stolen

Cancer clinic's customer data stolen

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Yet another breach on a medical organisation has meant the theft of names, diagnoses, treatments and social security numbers.

Sony hackers ID'd by Operation Blockbuster security team

Sony hackers ID'd by Operation Blockbuster security team

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A two-year collaboration by a group of industry security firms has put a name and a modus operandi, if little else, on the group that conducted the 2014 Sony Pictures Entertainment hack.

Companies quicker to detect breaches, hackers more aggressive

Companies quicker to detect breaches, hackers more aggressive

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Report finds that firms are paying hush money to prevent data being dumped on the internet, according to FireEye Mandiant's M-Trends report.

OPM CIO Seymour resigns, avoids testifying before Oversight panel

OPM CIO Seymour resigns, avoids testifying before Oversight panel

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In the US the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Donna Seymour resigned today, just days before she was scheduled to testify before the House panel investigating the massive OPM hack.

Twitter catches 24-hour bug: Brief password glitch potentially exposes user info

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Twitter's password recovery systems briefly contained a bug that potentially exposed the email addresses and phone numbers of about 10,000 active account-holders.

Greenwich University hit by data breach

Greenwich University hit by data breach

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Students have discovered their personal information could be found online via a Google search, landing Greenwich University in hot water with the Information Commissioner's Office.

Pro-Palestine hacktivist makes good on threat, posts data on FBI and DHS personnel

Pro-Palestine hacktivist makes good on threat, posts data on FBI and DHS personnel

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The hacker responsible for breaching the Department of Justice's web portal has publicly posted stolen data corresponding to roughly 20,000 employees of the FBI and 9,000 from the Department of Homeland Security.

Costs of TalkTalk breach amount to £60m

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TalkTalk has revealed that the October data breach has cost the firm up to £60m, resulting in the loss of over 100K customers.

TalkTalk loses 250,000 customers post-breach - now supplier scam too

TalkTalk loses 250,000 customers post-breach - now supplier scam too

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Talk Talk has lost seven percent of its broadband customers since its data breach, and in India arrests have been made as part of an investigation into phone scams targeting TalkTalk customers.

ICYMI: €50 m cyber-fraud; Codoso back; MS/US gov clash; Adultery extortionists; Apple's encryption key

ICYMI: €50 m cyber-fraud; Codoso back; MS/US gov clash; Adultery extortionists; Apple's encryption key

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at €50 m aeroplane cyber-fraud; Chinese cyber-espionage returns; MS resists US claim on data; Extortion of Ashley Maddison members; Apple iCloud Backup insecure.

Crackas strike again! Xfinity account of John Holdren is breached

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The Xfinity account of John Holdren, senior advisor on science and technology to US president Barack Obama, has been breached.

Time Warner Cable: 320,000 customer emails possibly stolen

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Time Warner Cable is blaming a phishing attack against a vendor for a data breach that may have resulted in 320,000 customer emails and other personal information being stolen.

 BBC sites hit with possible DDoS attack

BBC sites hit with possible DDoS attack

The BBC websites and associated content were hit by what is believed to have been a massive cyber attack.

Series of DDoS attacks plague Linode data centers, infrastructure

Series of DDoS attacks plague Linode data centers, infrastructure

Cloud hosting company Linode reported that a set of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks have caused service interruptions at DNS infrastructure and data center locations in the U.S. and the U.K.

Hyatt investigates malware found on payment processors

Hyatt investigates malware found on payment processors

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Hyatt Hotels Corp. reported late last week that it had found malware on the computers that operate the company's payment processing systems and is now conducting an investigation to discover the extent of the breach.

Hello Kitty, goodbye data: 3.3 million children put at risk online

Hello Kitty, goodbye data: 3.3 million children put at risk online

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Yet again, the personally identifiable details of millions of children have been stolen leading some experts to question how well they were secured and others to ask, should children even be allowed to use the internet?

Gyft resets some customer passwords following breach

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Passwords have been reset for a number of Gyft users as a precaution after account data was reported for sale.

64% of consumers won't do biz with breached companies

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Almost two-thirds (64 percent) of consumers across the globe are not likely to shop with a company that has experienced a data breach where financial information has been stolen.

TuneCore database hacked, personal customer data stolen

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TuneCore's database was breached on Friday. Security experts and authorities are working with the online music distributor and record label service to track down the cyber-criminals.

Fines for non-compliance with data regulations are just the tip of the iceberg

Fines for non-compliance with data regulations are just the tip of the iceberg

ICO fines should be the least of a company's worries should it suffer a data breach according to Nigel Hawthorn who says on-going and potentially business-fatal repercussions of a data-breach that should be the main concern.

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