Data Breach

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.

It isn't over .... Adele fans' security breached

It isn't over .... Adele fans' security breached

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Some fans buying tickets for Adele's European tour were shocked to see the payment details and addresses from other people's shopping baskets other than their own while attempting to check out.

40% of security experts predict insider data breaches in coming year

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Partially attributed by poor enforcement policy, almost half of security professionals feel a breach will occur in the next year and will be conducted by an insider.

What are the costs associated with the TalkTalk breach?

What are the costs associated with the TalkTalk breach?

Steve Armstrong considers why breaches like TalkTalk continue to occur and notes how the associated costs exceed the cost of encryption, testing and more secure coding.

JPMorgan Chase CSO reportedly reassigned following data breach

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JPMorgan Chase & Co's CSO Jim Cummings reportedly was reassigned to a new position within the bank following the company's major data breach this past year.

Lessons from the Experian hack

Lessons from the Experian hack

Experian breach is more than just another hack as cross referencing of data sets opens up even more scope for ciminal activity says Max Vetter

Updated: Analysing the TalkTalk customer database attack

Updated: Analysing the TalkTalk customer database attack

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Police are investigating a "significant and sustained cyber-attack" on TalkTalk as it emerges that the data may not have been encrypted and the site used a SHA-1 signed security certificate.

Why should enterprises care about the Ashley Madison breach?

Why should enterprises care about the Ashley Madison breach?

Torben Andersen warns of the danger of corporates relying on passwords alone to protect their businesses...

Nearly 5 million customers' details stolen from brokerage firm

Nearly 5 million customers' details stolen from brokerage firm

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Last year, Scottrade, a US broker, was subjected to a breach that saw a potential 4.6 million customers' records stolen. They only found out in August.

Experian, T-Mobile breach exposes 15 million customers, but what will happen to the data?

Experian, T-Mobile breach exposes 15 million customers, but what will happen to the data?

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T-Mobile CEO John Legere pulled no punches expressing his disgust over a hack yesterday at its credit vendor Experian that compromised the personal information of about 15 million T-Mobile customers - and rightly so according to industry insiders who believe T-Mobile's image now may be badly tarnished through no fault of its own.

Hacking Team looks to hire hacker

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Following the compromising of nearly all its databases and emails, and then the subsequent release of those company details, Hacking Team posted a job listing for a "hacker/developer."

Data storage stolen at Lloyds, customer account data lost

Data storage stolen at Lloyds, customer account data lost

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Lloyds Bank data storage device stolen from an RSA data centre two months ago contains customer names, addresses, sort codes and account numbers for Lloyds' Premier Account customers who had Royal Sun Alliance emergency home cover attached to their bank account between 2006 and 2012.

Scammers and schemers look to cash in on Ashley Madison breach

Scammers and schemers look to cash in on Ashley Madison breach

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Blackmailers are seeking money in exchange for not releasing data, and scammers are offering services that supposedly remove Ashley Madison data.

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