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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.

RSA 2014: In the dock - understanding a data breach trial

RSA 2014: In the dock - understanding a data breach trial

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If you have broken no law, nor failed to comply with any agreed industry standard, are you liable for the consequential loss incurred by your clients if you suffer a data breach that causes them loss?

B-Sides SF: Researchers estimate three 'major' data breaches each month

B-Sides SF: Researchers estimate three 'major' data breaches each month

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Verizon Risk researchers Kevin Thompson and Suzanne Widup have been crunching some numbers of data breaches...and they reckon that the number may be higher than you think.

6.8 million Target card credentials traded, losses approach $1 billion

6.8 million Target card credentials traded, losses approach $1 billion

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With 6.8 million compromised records costing an average loss of $136 (£82) per record, potential costs of the Target breach are some US$925 million...and may exceed a billion US dollars.

iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android'

iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android'

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Surprising new research reveals that iPhone apps are 'more risky than Android' and also details that 90 percent of all top apps are under threat too.

Hackers post hundreds of thousands of user credentials on web

Hackers post hundreds of thousands of user credentials on web

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Researchers say that more than 300,000 user credentials have been uploaded on forum Pastebin over the last year.

Hackers steal customer records from Kickstarter

Hackers steal customer records from Kickstarter

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Online crowd-funding website Kickstarter was hacked last week, with hackers getting access to customer data.

UK Information Commissioner: Fines too low for data theft

UK Information Commissioner: Fines too low for data theft

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The UK's Information Commissioner Christopher Graham has told MPs that some of the fines imposed on companies that steal personal data are "embarrassingly small".

Hightened security pressures in most businesses

Hightened security pressures in most businesses

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IT Pros are being pressured to roll out new services before their security issues have been resolved

Barclays investigates reported theft of 27,000 customer records

Barclays investigates reported theft of 27,000 customer records

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Barclays Bank is investigating a reported data breach. Approximately 27,000 customer details may have been sold on the black market.

US hotel franchise investigates customer data breach

US hotel franchise investigates customer data breach

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White Lodging, a company which maintains the Hilton, Marriott, Sheraton and Westin hotel franchises in the US, is looking into claims that guest credit and debit card information may have been compromised.

US DOJ to investigate Target data breach

US DOJ to investigate Target data breach

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The US Department of Justice launches investigation into Target breach. Could other retailers be hit by the same kind of attack?

Thousands of Coca Cola customers compromised after laptop theft

Thousands of Coca Cola customers compromised after laptop theft

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Beverage maker Coca-Cola has confirmed that the theft of unencrypted company laptops from the firm's headquarters in Atlanta may have compromised information on approximately 74,000 customers.

First Bluetooth card skimming arrest case in US

First Bluetooth card skimming arrest case in US

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"It's so lucrative that you arrest a couple of people - then there are a couple of people right behind them that do the same thing."

20 million South Koreans hit by massive banking breach

20 million South Koreans hit by massive banking breach

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South Korea's regulators say that 20 million bank and credit card users have been compromised

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