Data Loss

Forum to help Irish businesses understand and combat cyber-crime

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More than half of Irish companies don't provide regular cyber-security training to their staff.

CPS working on new system to curb data losses

CPS working on new system to curb data losses

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A report from two watchdogs has found that due to data being shared on computer discs, police and prosecutors are losing sensitive case information, but the CPS is promising a new system.

Facebook fights back after court gives it 48 hours to stop tracking non-users

Facebook fights back after court gives it 48 hours to stop tracking non-users

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Facebook will fight the court's ruling which threatens "one of our important technologies to stop attackers".

Liquid damage takes cake as lead cause of data loss on mobile devices

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Kroll Ontrack's quarterly data loss index (DLI) shows that more than two out of five (41 percent) cases of data loss for mobile devices and tablets are due to liquid damage.

Data storage stolen at Lloyds, customer account data lost

Data storage stolen at Lloyds, customer account data lost

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Lloyds Bank data storage device stolen from an RSA data centre two months ago contains customer names, addresses, sort codes and account numbers for Lloyds' Premier Account customers who had Royal Sun Alliance emergency home cover attached to their bank account between 2006 and 2012.

The Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack: a wake-up call to UK business

The Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack: a wake-up call to UK business

The Carphone Warehouse cyber-attack shows the potential cost of a cyber-attack but cyber-insurance can help mitigate it, says Simon Gilbert.

Google facility in Europe loses data due to lightning strikes

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After lightning struck a local utility grid, one of Google's European data centres suffered a power outage that led to "some" permanent data loss.

Massive hole in Facebook security leaves users at risk of data theft

Massive hole in Facebook security leaves users at risk of data theft

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Facebook loophole could let hackers slurp personal data using algorithm

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.

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