Data Loss

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.

VPN services at risk from IPv6 vulnerability

VPN services at risk from IPv6 vulnerability

Users who have opted for a VPN service could be at risk from hackers thanks to the way that providers handle IPv6 traffic.

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.

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.

UK web admin tool infected to access 'gold mine' of data

UK web admin tool infected to access 'gold mine' of data

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A Trojanised version of the popular UK-developed PuTTY web admin tool, which can steal highly sensitive data, has been discovered by Symantec.

Law firms accused of being negligent with client data

Law firms accused of being negligent with client data

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Information is the lifeblood of modern business, no less so than in the lofty eyries of the legal eagles, where sensitive client information is analysed and monetised.

UK named and shamed as Europe's worst country for data breaches

UK named and shamed as Europe's worst country for data breaches

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Over one billion records were compromised last year as data breaches became a regular occurrence, especially in the UK, according to a new report.

Sony's 'small' spend on breach remediation - but are Russians inside network too?

Sony's 'small' spend on breach remediation - but are Russians inside network too?

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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.

Up to 100K Archos customers compromised by SQL injection attack

Up to 100K Archos customers compromised by SQL injection attack

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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.

ICO slammed for not fining breached shoe retailer

ICO slammed for not fining breached shoe retailer

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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.

Hackers now offer '100% satisfaction guaranteed'

Hackers now offer '100% satisfaction guaranteed'

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The underground hacker market has become so commercialised that cyber-criminals are offering "100% satisfaction" guarantees on stolen credit cards, or they will be replaced.

Film producers shaken (not stirred) as Sony hackers steal James Bond script

Film producers shaken (not stirred) as Sony hackers steal James Bond script

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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.

Wide scale of Dutch state surveillance revealed by data leak

Wide scale of Dutch state surveillance revealed by data leak

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Concern over both the leak of data and the extent of surveillance by authorities in the Netherlands.

How the threat landscape challenges authentication - old and new

How the threat landscape challenges authentication - old and new

The growing cyber-threat landscape poses some awkward questions for present and future authentication methods, argues Barry Scott.

Hackers smuggle out stolen data disguised as videos

Hackers smuggle out stolen data disguised as videos

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Around a dozen organisations, including at least one financial sector company, have been hit by a new form of hacking where attackers hide stolen corporate data inside video files that they upload to popular sharing sites like YouTube.

Pan-European research shows 226m personal records breached over the last decade

Pan-European research shows 226m personal records breached over the last decade

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Data breaches - a serious problem over the last decade...

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.

ICO warns on leaving employees walking off with company info

ICO warns on leaving employees walking off with company info

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The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has warned staff that walking off with the personal information of their employer when changing jobs is a criminal offence.

48% of e-tailers hit by financial information loss

48% of e-tailers hit by financial information loss

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Research just published claims that online merchants and financial service providers have become the two biggest sources of stolen banking information.

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.

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