ICYMI: hospital in email breach; crashing Chrome; Symantec purges; ICO more free; Apple apps snapped

In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): NHS hospital email breached; crash Google Chrome in 16 chars; Symantec dismisses staff over certs; ICO moved from MOJ to Culture; Apple apps infected with malware.

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Exclusive: Kettering General Hospital 'investigating' email data breach

Researcher claims that a Northamptonshire hospital suffered a breach which left it authenticating spam for a well-known Russian hacking group. [Read more]

Fatal exception crashes Google Chrome in sixteen characters

Google's Chrome browser can be crashed with a simple sixteen-character string of code. The bug was surfaced and highlighted by Latvian independent blogger, software engineer and security researcher Andris Atteka who discovered the poison string: http:// a /%%30%30. [Read more]

Symantec purges employees after unauthorised use of Google SSL certificates

Global cyber-security giant, Symantec, has dismissed several staff members after they were caught issuing fake Google SSL certificates.

The alert went up when members of Google's Certificate Transparency Project, an organisation which was founded when 500 false certificates were created by hackers in 2011, discovered a fake Google certificate. [Read more]

ICO 'free to warn Whitehall' after move from Ministry of Justice

PM David Cameron announced last Thursday that ‘sponsorship' of the ICO has moved from the MoJ to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS).

The change comes just days after the ICO launched a probe into the MoJ for “unacceptable” delays in answering freedom of information requests. [Read more]

Apple's Chinese App Store gets infected with malware

Apple has been forced to withdraw some apps from its Chinese App Store after it was discovered that some of them were infected with malware.

It is possibly the first known major breach of the App Store that previously has been known for very tight security. [Read more]

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