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BJC Healthcare in US suffers data breach, 33,000 affected

BJC HealthCare in the US said a data storage error potentially compromised 33,420 patient records when the information was accidentally made publicly available for nine months.

Browser stored personal information there for the taking: Report

Researchers have found that browsers like Chrome and Firefox store a great deal of visitor information, much of which can be easily discovered and taken by cyber-criminals.

Intel says it followed industry standards with Spectre/Meltdown reveal

Intel is stating the reason behind its decision to not inform industry organisations and the US federal government of crucial flaws in its processors is it was following established industry reporting standards.

POS vulnerability affecting 300,000 systems patched by Oracle

Oracle recently patched a Micros point-of-sale vulnerability which could have allowed an attacker to read any file and receive information about various services without authentication from a vulnerable MICROS workstation.

Stolen adult site login credentials help fuel dark web economy

Cyber-criminals have been using pornography and adult content as a lure to spread malware and steal information since it hit the internet, but recent research shows that access to sites is also fueling a lucrative trade on the dark web.

Uber says bug that allows 2fa bypass 'not particularly severe'

Just two months after the car-sharing service admitted to covering up a breach that exposed sensitive information on 57 million customers and drivers, a security researcher has discovered a flaw.

India's 1.2 billion citizen national database reportedly breached

India's national ID database containing the information of nearly 1.2 billion people was breached with cyber-criminals selling access to the information for US$ 8 (£6), though officials deny the extent of the incident.

Huawei router vulnerability exploited, most are unlikely to be patched

An amateur hacker who has titled himself 'Nexus Zeta' has managed to exploit the Huawei home router HG532 by finding all the necessary information on online forums just a few days before carrying out the attack.

Europe creates new security body separate from Nato - UK not included

To be known as PESCO, the body will allow member states to jointly develop military capabilities, invest in shared projects and enhance their respective armed forces.

IT security for SMEs in 2018 - information overload

SMEs in particular, face a significant challenge to correlate the output from various systems and interfaces. It is therefore important that the right tools are chosen to empower SMEs to meet these challenges says David Feldman.

National Cyber Security Centre HQ operational

The UK's new National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) officially opens for business today as a public-facing part of GCHQ that acts as a focal point for the government to deliver authoritative advice on tackling cyber-security issues.

A way forward in information sharing

Josh Goldfarb asks how can the infosec community move from informal and exclusive trust circles to more mature formal information sharing approaches, without losing agility and effectiveness.

Greater intelligence is needed to combat stronger attacks

Shared intelligence is needed by businesses as threats become more sophisticated.

From data leak prevention to information stewardship

Organisations depend on information to operate, thrive and prosper and the information itself is increasingly the core of the business.