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.

Unexpected obstacles on the road to maximising information value

Unexpected obstacles on the road to maximising information value

Despite the objective of releasing greater business value from information, most businesses prioritise locking it down, says Sue Trombley

ICYMI: Tea-loving hackers, Venom flaw and overworked CISOs

ICYMI: Tea-loving hackers, Venom flaw and overworked CISOs

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This week's ICYMI column looks at a tea shop data breach, analysis on the Venom flaw and concerns over 'burnt-out' security professionals.

Adult Friend Finder breach exposes millions of users

Adult Friend Finder breach exposes millions of users

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A famous cartoon once said, "On the internet, no one knows you're a dog". But millions of users of online dating site Adult Friend Finder may discover that far more is known about them than they would care to admit.

'Practical' ICO may not issue huge data breach fines

'Practical' ICO may not issue huge data breach fines

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The ICO has called for a more 'practical' approach to data protection regulation in light of advancing technology, limited resources and the incoming EU Data Generation Protection Regulation - and this might result in more 'tellings off' and less fines.

Scone: Bettys Tea Shop loses 122,000 customer records in data breach

Scone: Bettys Tea Shop loses 122,000 customer records in data breach

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The directors of Bettys & Taylors of Harrogate have pledged to harden security on the Bettys.co.uk website and keep customers informed, after details of 122,000 customers were lost in a data breach.

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

'Burnt-out' security pros hide breaches, demand bigger budgets

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A new report into the ethics of security professionals reveals some eye-opening findings on hidden data breaches, and how incidents are being used to push for bigger budgets.

Google-Vidal Hall "opens the floodgates" to data breach compensation

Google-Vidal Hall "opens the floodgates" to data breach compensation

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March's landmark ruling by the London Court of Appeal that just three UK persons could sue Google over cookie privacy violation has far reaching consequences as far as breach compensation is concerned.

ICYMI: WordPress XSS flaw, costly breaches & the return of Snooper's Charter

ICYMI: WordPress XSS flaw, costly breaches & the return of Snooper's Charter

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The latest ICYMI column looks at the latest WordPress XSS flaw, costly data breaches and the return of the controversial "Snooper's Charter".

Data breaches to cost businesses £1.3 trillion by 2019

Data breaches to cost businesses £1.3 trillion by 2019

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New research suggests that the rapid digitisation of consumer's lives, combined with increasing cyber-crime activity, will push data breach losses up to US$ 2.1 trillion (£1.34 trillion) globally by 2019.

Why Geofencing will become the next endpoint security innovation

Why Geofencing will become the next endpoint security innovation

Geofencing can restrict access to devices or applications while inside a company's perimeter, making it impossible for devices outside the perimeter to access the network explains Roman Foeckl

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