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Data Breach

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.

ICYMI: Data breach disclosure, European privacy & internet outages

ICYMI: Data breach disclosure, European privacy & internet outages

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This week's In Case You Missed It looks at data breach response, new concerns on EU privacy and claims that the internet is breaking 'under its own weight'.

ICYMI: Black Hat news, biggest breach ever & figures to take to the CEO

ICYMI: Black Hat news, biggest breach ever & figures to take to the CEO

This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) highlights from the Black Hat conference, and reaction to the 'biggest data breach ever'.

Government spyware exposed after massive data breach

Government spyware exposed after massive data breach

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Gamma International Ltd - an Anglo-German company that makes and sells FinFisher spyware to various European, American and Asia Pacific governments and law enforcement agencies - has been bit by a big data breach, revealing hundreds of confidential documents.

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

RAT uses Yahoo Mail to fool security teams

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German security research firm G Data is warning of a newly discovered RAT called IcoScript that hides behind popular email services like Yahoo Mail, giving corporate security teams another attack 'vector' to worry about.

ICYMI: Driverless cars, cyber espionage & the hidden cost of data breaches

ICYMI: Driverless cars, cyber espionage & the hidden cost of data breaches

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This week's In Case You Missed It column considers early security questions on driverless cars, the hidden cost behind data breaches and new claims of industrial cyber espionage.

What's the odds? Paddy Power loses 650,000 records in 2010 breach

What's the odds? Paddy Power loses 650,000 records in 2010 breach

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Popular bookmaker Paddy Power has admitted that a data breach it suffered it 2010 affected 649,055 people - around a third of all customers - but stresses that no financial information or passwords were compromised.

The 5 most read articles this week: July 18-24

The 5 most read articles this week: July 18-24

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Here are the five most popular SC articles, as seen by you the reader, in the week for July 18 to 24.

ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities

ICYMI: Questions on cyber warfare, start-up money and helping out charities

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This week's In Case You Missed column considers the possibility of cyber warfare, the money reaching cyber security start-ups and how charity can start at home for InfoSec practitioners.

European Central Bank loses personal records after data breach

European Central Bank loses personal records after data breach

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The European Central Bank admitted today that its website was hacked and said that some email addresses and other contact information was stolen.

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