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Police investigating after hacker steals 500,000 records from cosmetic surgery practice

Police investigating after hacker steals 500,000 records from cosmetic surgery practice

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An unidentified hacker was able to access and exfiltrate almost half a million records on potential cosmetic surgery patients, it has been revealed.

Government slated as Mumsnet becomes first UK Heartbleed victim

Government slated as Mumsnet becomes first UK Heartbleed victim

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The Government's reaction to the 'Heartbleed' flaw has been criticised after the Mumsnet parenting site became the UK's first known victim of Heartbleed hackers.

French hardware maker LaCie admits year-long data breach

French hardware maker LaCie admits year-long data breach

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French hard drive manufacturer LaCie has begun notifying customers that their personal information may have been compromised if they bought products between March 2013 and 2014.

Mandiant: Companies are getting worse at detecting data breaches

Mandiant: Companies are getting worse at detecting data breaches

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Organisations are getting worse at spotting security breaches and attackers still spend two-thirds of a year on corporate networks before being indentified, according to a new Mandiant report.

Anonymous Ukraine credit card leak is old data

Anonymous Ukraine credit card leak is old data

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Last week's reports of Anonymous Ukraine obtaining and leaking seven million credit card details may be erroneous, with the data having apparently been disclosed in older data breaches.

Businesses still don't value CISOs, survey finds

Businesses still don't value CISOs, survey finds

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The continuing rift between IT security professionals and 'the business' has been highlighted by a new study that shows many organisations still attach little value to cyber security - even though they know the threat is growing.

Trustwave in the firing line in Target lawsuit

Trustwave in the firing line in Target lawsuit

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Legal payout could be significant in a breach whose costs may reach £10.9 billion (US $18 billion).

Anonymous Ukraine leaks seven million credit card details

Anonymous Ukraine leaks seven million credit card details

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Anonymous Ukraine says that it has information on "more than 800 million credit cards", and has leaked the first million of those with Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover accounts onto a public forum.

60 percent of FTSE companies mention cyber security risks in annual reports

60 percent of FTSE companies mention cyber security risks in annual reports

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"Data breaches have become a fact of life for most companies," says John Yeo, Trustwave SpiderLabs EMEA director.

1 in 3 businesses have no incident response plan

1 in 3 businesses have no incident response plan

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Despite numerous commentators stating that it's now a case of 'when' rather than 'if' businesses are hit by a cyber attack, a new study reveals a third of companies have no incident response plans.

Morrisons supermarket succumbs to insider threat

Morrisons supermarket succumbs to insider threat

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Staff pay and bank details posted by suspected insider at Morrisons.

EU approves data protection law but critics remain

EU approves data protection law but critics remain

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The European Parliament approved a draft law on data protection on Wednesday, but the mooted changes are still to win universal approval from all in the infosec community.

 'Off-the-shelf' malware targets POS systems

'Off-the-shelf' malware targets POS systems

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Hackers are using "relatively unsophisticated" malware bought on the black market to target vulnerable point-of-sale (POS) systems, according to a new report.

Pregnancy advice clinic fined for 'unforgiveable' data breach

Pregnancy advice clinic fined for 'unforgiveable' data breach

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Hacktivist thwarted in plan to reveal names of clients at BPAS following data breach.

ICO promised new powers to rein in NHS on patient data

ICO promised new powers to rein in NHS on patient data

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The Government has responded to fears about the security of millions of NHS patients' personal data by giving privacy watchdog the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) the power to carry out 'compulsory audits' on how well the health service looks after personal information.

RSA 2014: Time and knowledge key to beating cyber attackers

RSA 2014: Time and knowledge key to beating cyber attackers

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BH Consulting analyst Brian Honan and Tripwire chief technology officer Dwayne Melancon considered how IT can beat cyber-attackers in a quick-fire presentation at the RSA Conference in San Francisco on Thursday.

360 million records on sale to cyber criminals

360 million records on sale to cyber criminals

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In addition to the 360 million stolen records for sale, there are apparently 1.25 billion stolen emails also available, which would be "enough to spam China".

RSA 2014: CISOs must move beyond perimeter-based security

RSA 2014: CISOs must move beyond perimeter-based security

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In an age of advanced attacks and insider threats, traditional perimeter-based security just doesn't cut it, argue two leading InfoSec experts.

Recent hacks drive up UK security spending

Recent hacks drive up UK security spending

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Almost half the UK's top businesses have increased their cyber security spending in the wake of recent high-profile attacks like those on US retailer Target, according to new research.

RSA 2014: In the dock - understanding a data breach trial

RSA 2014: In the dock - understanding a data breach trial

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If you have broken no law, nor failed to comply with any agreed industry standard, are you liable for the consequential loss incurred by your clients if you suffer a data breach that causes them loss?

B-Sides SF: Researchers estimate three 'major' data breaches each month

B-Sides SF: Researchers estimate three 'major' data breaches each month

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Verizon Risk researchers Kevin Thompson and Suzanne Widup have been crunching some numbers of data breaches...and they reckon that the number may be higher than you think.

6.8 million Target card credentials traded, losses approach $1 billion

6.8 million Target card credentials traded, losses approach $1 billion

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With 6.8 million compromised records costing an average loss of $136 (£82) per record, potential costs of the Target breach are some US$925 million...and may exceed a billion US dollars.

Maryland university data breach compromises 300,000 records

Maryland university data breach compromises 300,000 records

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The University of Maryland in the US says that a "sophisticated" cyber-attack exposed sensitive personal data on more than 300,000 faculty, staff and students who attended the school since 1998.

Analyst says insider threat mainly down to lack of understanding

Analyst says insider threat mainly down to lack of understanding

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"Privileged user management is central to enforcing security policies" says Bob Tarzey, analyst at Quocirca.

300,000 internal security breaches in UK last year

300,000 internal security breaches in UK last year

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Beware of disgruntled employees - a new report reveals that UK businesses are being hit by over 1,000 internal security breaches every day.

Hackers post hundreds of thousands of user credentials on web

Hackers post hundreds of thousands of user credentials on web

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Researchers say that more than 300,000 user credentials have been uploaded on forum Pastebin over the last year.

Update: ICO and doctors force delay of NHS patient database

Update: ICO and doctors force delay of NHS patient database

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The Government has bowed to pressure from its own privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), and the British Medical Association (BMA) and delayed its controversial plan to collect the health data of every person in England on a single database.

NHS database vulnerable to hackers, insider threat

NHS database vulnerable to hackers, insider threat

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The National Health Service has admitted that patient confidentiality could potentially be undermined under its new centralised patient database system.

Hackers steal customer records from Kickstarter

Hackers steal customer records from Kickstarter

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Online crowd-funding website Kickstarter was hacked last week, with hackers getting access to customer data.

2,000 Tesco customers hacked because they re-used passwords

2,000 Tesco customers hacked because they re-used passwords

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The danger of people relying on one single password online has been highlighted after more than 2,000 Tesco Clubcard customers had their account details stolen because they had used the same name-and-password combination before.

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