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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.

Entrepreneur develops hacked data search engine

Entrepreneur develops hacked data search engine

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A Portuguese entrepreneur is said to have developed a specialised search engine that can allow access to leaked or allegedly stolen access credentials.

Insider threat levels from ex-staffers greater than expected

Insider threat levels from ex-staffers greater than expected

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A third of of ex-employees have access to company data and 9 percent have used their access privileges, says new research.

ICO probes Facebook/HotelHippo data privacy

ICO probes Facebook/HotelHippo data privacy

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), is looking into possible privacy breaches by Facebook and UK-based booking site HotelHippo.com.

83% don't know where their sensitive data is located

83% don't know where their sensitive data is located

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With the transition to the cloud, the ability to track and secure the data at all points of its lifecycle is critical - Will Semple, Alert Logic

'Shameful' data breach may affect 10,000 NHS patients

'Shameful' data breach may affect 10,000 NHS patients

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The personal data of up to 10,000 NHS patients may have been compromised in a data breach that one leading industry expert has described as showing a "truly shameful level of negligence and disregard for personal data".

Windows app privileges subverted

Windows app privileges subverted

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Researchers have spotted new attack vectors being used to exfiltrate company online banking credentials.

ICO criticises Student Loans Company for data breaches

ICO criticises Student Loans Company for data breaches

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has criticised the Students Loans Company Limited after several data breaches where customer records were lost.

Chinese state hackers revealed - victims fail to report breaches

Chinese state hackers revealed - victims fail to report breaches

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China's unit 61398 identified as a 24-person operation; three US companies fail to report breaches.

eBay breach data for sale, believed a fraud

eBay breach data for sale, believed a fraud

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But it could be the real thing and you might find out if you have 1.45 bitcoins to spare.

eBay reacts to breach

eBay reacts to breach

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Users told to change passwords following database hack at eBay

Bitly embraces two-factor authentication after data breach

Bitly embraces two-factor authentication after data breach

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Following criticism over the lack of details provided on last week's data breach, URL shortening service Bitly has finally revealed how hackers were able to compromise user accounts.

Orange France hit by second customer data theft

Orange France hit by second customer data theft

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Data on 1.3m of telco Orange France's 26m customers stolen by persons unknown.

Data breach discovery takes 'weeks or months'

Data breach discovery takes 'weeks or months'

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A new report confirms what's long been feared - businesses take too long to recognise and react to a data breach.

HMRC plan to share taxpayers' data attacked

HMRC plan to share taxpayers' data attacked

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A proposal by HMRC to release millions of taxpayers' personal data to private firms has whipped up a storm on data privacy.

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.

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.

Heartbleed flaw threatens millions of websites

Heartbleed flaw threatens millions of websites

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Systems admins are being warned of a "potentially disastrous" security flaw that allows hackers to steal data from millions of websites worldwide without leaving a trace.

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.

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.

BT customer data 'exposed'claims ICO

BT customer data 'exposed'claims ICO

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BT is being investigated by the UK's privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), over claims that the user names and passwords of millions of its email customers were exposed to hacking.

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.

UCAS makes £millions from student data

UCAS makes £millions from student data

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The UK's university admissions service has been selling access to student and parent data to advertisers and mobile phone companies, in exchange for millions of pounds.

 '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.

BYOD  - the hidden dangers

BYOD - the hidden dangers

Amir Lehr asks, What happens when your mobile ends up in someone else's hands?

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.

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