Guccifer 2.0 apparently forgot to activate a virtual private network during communications, allowing US investigators to identify the hacker as an intelligence agent at Russia's GRU.
High-profile cyber-security incidents continue to appear due to the mistake of companies not applying patches to known vulnerabilities according to Tripwire research.
Employees have to choose between leaving data unprotected, disrupting their work to use the company encryption tool, or protecting data on their own; once an employee encrypts a file on their own, the company has no control.
Bahtiyar Duysak, a German citizen who attended Birmingham University suspended Donald Trump's Twitter account for 11 minutes on his final day working at the social network on 2 November, sparking joy among his detractors.
70 percent of people say that they would stop doing business with companies following a data breach, but they are about to be engulfed in data breach reality with GDPR breach reporting as under-reporting of breaches is huge.
As misconfigured Amazon servers continue to leak sensitive data Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) is the latest culprit of administrators not properly securing their cloud servers.
"Post-mortem" revealed Parity Tech was warned over Ethereum bug that froze £212 million of cryptocurrency
Amazon is taking action to combat the recent wave of its Amazon S3 server being left misconfigured subsequently exposing potentially sensitive data.
Around one million Ethereum digital coins (approximately £214 million) have become inaccessible to users following the accidental deletion of code.
Setting standard configurations based on industry best practices, and continuously monitoring for changes from that baseline enable quick identification of a misconfiguration that could be exploited and address it, before the breach.
Another misconfigured Amazon server has resulted in the exposure of personal data - this time on 50,000 Australian employees that were left unsecure by a third-party contractor.
Following the JD Wetherspoon data breach, there are many questions about the cause and the mistakes that led to it. But the company's mistakes offer valuable lessons for other businesses as Pat Clawson explains.