Data Loss

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.

UK's Racing Post leaks 677,000 customer names and passwords

UK's Racing Post leaks 677,000 customer names and passwords

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SQL injection to blame for Racing Post incursion

Ministry of Justice fined £180,000 for prisoner data loss

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The UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined the Ministry of Justice £180,000 for losing information on almost 3,000 prisoners.

Tesco tablets vulnerable to file recovery issues

Tesco tablets vulnerable to file recovery issues

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Sensitive data stored on Android devices such as the Tesco Hudl can still be accessed even if a user has carried out a factory reset, the BBC has learned.

What's the odds? Paddy Power loses 650,000 records in 2010 breach

What's the odds? Paddy Power loses 650,000 records in 2010 breach

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Popular bookmaker Paddy Power has admitted that a data breach it suffered it 2010 affected 649,055 people - around a third of all customers - but stresses that no financial information or passwords were compromised.

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

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