Data Breach

TV5Monde in chaos as data breach costs roll into the millions

TV5Monde in chaos as data breach costs roll into the millions

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French broadcaster TV5Monde is still without Internet and other key IT functions three months after a nation-state hacker took control of its TV channels and hijacked social media accounts. Meanwhile, the data breach costs are mounting up.

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

ICYMI: Visa applications exposed, government backdoors & the Ashley Madison hack

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This week's ICYMI column looks at the most-read stories on SC this week, including our investigation on VFS Global, the UK government's attitude towards encryption and the continuing fall-out from the Ashley Madison hack.

Users could sue Ashley Madison for failure to control data

Users could sue Ashley Madison for failure to control data

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Caught with its pants down, Ashley Madison clearly failed to practice safe security. How damaging is this for the company and could users take it to court?

Adultery-dating website Ashley Madison hacked

Adultery-dating website Ashley Madison hacked

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Online 'adultery dating' website Ashley Madison has been hacked by a group calling itself 'The Impact Team', with 37 million customers' details potentially exposed.

ICYMI: 'Sophisticated' ransomware, RIP Flash & hacking Tour de France

ICYMI: 'Sophisticated' ransomware, RIP Flash & hacking Tour de France

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This week's 'In Case You Missed It' column looks at the five most-read articles on SC this week, from the intricacies of ransomware and the supposed death of Adobe Flash to hacking a professional cycling team.

Information security advice for Team Sky following Chris Froome 'data breach'

Information security advice for Team Sky following Chris Froome 'data breach'

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Cycling's Team Sky has called in lawyers to investigate the possible theft of performance data for team leader Chris Froome.

 ICYMI: Tor sniffing, router bugs and Hacking Team fallout

ICYMI: Tor sniffing, router bugs and Hacking Team fallout

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This week's ICYMI column looks at Tor sniffing, old-school router attacks and the fallout from the Hacking Team data breach.

Ensuring your security policy works

Ensuring your security policy works

Alex Vovk explains how to leverage security policy and ensure it's performing correctly to prevent a data breach.

The world of data breaches - and how to avoid being part of it

The world of data breaches - and how to avoid being part of it

Norman Shaw looks at the causes of data breaches, what it costs and what the market needs to consider in order to protect itself.

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

BoE email leak: how to solve a problem like human error

Alexander Pope said, "To err is human; to forgive, divine." Could he have been thinking of the infamous Bank of England email leak when he said that, asks Rainer Gawlick.

The Sally Beauty hack: a cautionary tale we should all learn from

The Sally Beauty hack: a cautionary tale we should all learn from

The problem with targeted attacks, of course, is that they are designed to stay hidden, as we learned from a recent hacking case, says Kev Pearce.

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

German Bundestag breach: Two threat actors, two different Trojans?

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German chancellor Angela Merkel inadvertently helped spread Trojan malware in the German Parliament (Bundestag), which is now facing a new wave of cyber-attacks. But there remain more questions than answers when it comes to the full scope of the compromise, and the people behind it.

Password manager LastPass breached, data compromised

Password manager LastPass breached, data compromised

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LastPass hacked, it's time to change your master password

Has UK business lost the plot on security spending?

Has UK business lost the plot on security spending?

New research from think-tank the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) suggests that the true cost of cyber-crime to business in the UK is as high as £34 billion per year.

French TV station apparently hacked by Russians, not ISIS sympathisers

French TV station apparently hacked by Russians, not ISIS sympathisers

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Two leading security companies say that the April hack of French TV station TV5 Monde was likely the work of Russia's state-sponsored APT28 group, rather than ISIS supporters Cyber Caliphate.

US Army site hacked as Obama vows 'aggressive' response to cyber-attacks

US Army site hacked as Obama vows 'aggressive' response to cyber-attacks

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The US Army was forced to close down its official website yesterday after it was defaced by the Syrian Electronic Army. The news came as US President Barack Obama promised Washington will become more 'aggressive' in defending itself against cyber-attacks.

PwC: Almost all large companies suffered a data breach last year

PwC: Almost all large companies suffered a data breach last year

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A government-commissioned report, carried out by PwC, has found that data breaches are rolling in thick and fast for UK firms - and the costs are mounting up.

ICYMI: Adult Friend Finder breach, Android woes & leaky Bluetooth

ICYMI: Adult Friend Finder breach, Android woes & leaky Bluetooth

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This week's ICYMI looks at an embarrassing data breach at Adult Friend Finder, new problems with Android, and how you can track devices with Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE).

Using HSMs to prevent RansomWeb attacks

Using HSMs to prevent RansomWeb attacks

Prevention and threat detection tools can only go so far, and should be used as part of a layered approach to data security, says Paul Hampton.

Average data breach costs £4.25M

Average data breach costs £4.25M

In a year already characterised by huge data breaches at healthcare organisations and at major government entities, it's no surprise that victims' personal information is a hot commodity.

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