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Social media aggregator LocalBlox leaves 48m records in the cloud exposed

In the wake of the Facebook- CA scandal, social media data aggregation firm LocalBlox left an AWS bucket misconfigured revealing 48 million records gleaned from publicly available data on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Despite risks, a majority of firms are allowing the use of Wi-Fi hotspots

While experts have warned about the perils of connecting to unsecured public Wi-Fi hotspots in the past, new research has revealed that organisations are suffering more from security issues than in the past.

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.

Adobe ReaderDC arbitrary code execution vulnerability found

Cisco Talos has made public a new vulnerability in Adobe ReaderDC that if exploited can lead to arbitrary code execution.

SEC issues cyber-security guidance disclosure

"Principles-based" guidance issued by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Wednesday clarifies how the commission views the disclosure responsibility of public companies that have fallen victim to a cyber-attack.

UK government publicly blames Russia for NotPetya attacks

The UK government publicly accused Russia of carrying out the June 2017 NotPetya ransomware attacks in June 2017 as part of a deliberate attack on the Ukraine state.

Intel's Krzanich sold £29 million in stock before chip flaws disclosed

Intel CEO Brian Krzanich's sale of Intel stock in November before security flaws in the chip became public is raising some eyebrows among regulatory and legal officials.

Research: no matter its source, people will connect to any Wi-Fi

Symantec says as long as the connection is strong, free and fast, consumers will carry out pretty much any activity they normally would without thinking of the consequences.