UK telephone and broadband provider TalkTalk has blamed an unidentified third-party for a data breach late last year, which saw hackers steal account numbers, addresses, phone numbers - and money - from up to four million customers.
The latest In Case You Missed It column looks at the biggest stories on SC this week, including the alleged NSA/GCHQ hack on Gemalto and our interview with Eugene Kaspersky.
The costs of the Target breach dwarf the costs of increased security or insurance.
European SIM card supplier Gemalto, which supplies billions of phone cards and services to operators like Vodafone and Verizon, has confirmed it was "probably" hacked by spies from GCHQ and America's NSA.
A secret division of NSA and GCHQ hackers reportedly hacked into Gemalto's networks, breached the firm's SIM card database and stole private encryption keys from 2010 to 2011, enabling the agencies to monitor a "large portion of the world's cellular communications."
This week's ICYMI looks at the top stories on SC this week, including new reports on UK data breaches and the Carabanak cyber-crime gang.
Over one billion records were compromised last year as data breaches became a regular occurrence, especially in the UK, according to a new report.
The Obama administration is expected to announce a new intelligence agency charged with sharing intel on cyber-attacks, in the wake of high-profile data breaches at Sony and Target.
Sony Pictures Entertainment has spent around US$ 15m (£9.87m) on investigating and remediating last year's data breach, which saw hackers steal terabytes of data.
French smartphone maker Archos was compromised by a SQL injection attack last Christmas, resulting in the leak of up to 100,000 customer details. But fortunately, passwords and credit card details were not stolen.
The European Union has indicated that the widely-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come to fruition before the end of the year.
A leading UK lawyer has said that cyber-insurance can play a part in a business cyber-security strategy, so long as the risks are understood.
The latest ICYMI column looks at the week's biggest stories, including hacking into cars, Chinese cyber-espionage and the take-down of thousands of French websites.
CISOs are increasingly taking on greater management responsibilities - but are they as a result being divorced from their firm's true security maturity and the tools needed to avoid being breached?
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has been heavily criticised for failing to fine London-based shoe retailer Office, after a hacker accessed more than a million of its customers' details and unencrypted passwords.
A new study has found that almost half (47 percent) of UK consumers are taking a greater interest in being safe online.
Sony president and chief executive Kazuo Hirai has surprisingly claimed that last November's cyber-attack will not have a huge impact on the firm's financial results.
A new study reveals that 97 percent of companies have been breached, and increasingly they are compromised by 'advanced' malware from APT threat actors.
Multinational financial services corporation Morgan Stanley has fired an employee who stole data on 350,000 clients, according to reports.
Cyber-terrorism is becoming an increasingly likely scenario, experts warn
The US government is now officially blaming the North Korean governments for the cyber-attacks against Sony Pictures.
US officials have concluded that North Korea was "centrally involved" in the cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, according to American national media and TV reports.
Eon Productions, the producers behind the upcoming James Bond film 'Spectre', have confirmed that an 'early version' of the script has been stolen and leaked by the Guardians of Peace (GOP) hackers.
This week's In Case You Missed It looks at the five most popular articles on SC, including weak passwords exposed in the Sony Pictures breach and the return of the Poodle flaw.
Lizard Squad claims to have hacked Sony's PlayStation Network, with the firm still reeling from one of the biggest data breaches in recent history.
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