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Verizon data found on open AWS S3 server

Security researchers have found another publicly accessible Amazon S3 server that in this case hosted about 100MB of Verizon Wireless data that was allegedly operated by a Verizon employee.

In wake of massive breach, Verizon reassessing price for Yahoo acquisition

The CEO of Verizon said on Monday that the telecommunications giant is still on track to acquire Yahoo, despite a massive breach of Yahoo.

Yahoo! confirms 500 million users affected in data breach

Yahoo! has confirmed a major data breach of its systems, with the number of users affected standing at 500 million. It is currently suspected to be a state-sponsored attack, as it has similarities to other Russian attacks.

ICYMI: Facebook flaw; Verizon report; 5 Cisco alerts; TalkTalk arrest; Crime up

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Facebook backdoor; Verizon findings; Cisco vulnerabilities; 6th TalkTalk arrest; cyber-crime rampant

Ransomware and phishing attacks are up, once again.

Verizon's new report shows, once again, that ransomware and phishing attacks are up.

Data breach authority Verizon Enterprise breached; 1.5 million customers impacted

Known for its highly respected Data Breach Investigations Report, Verizon Enterprise Solutions has suffered its own data breach, after a cyber-criminal was discovered selling information linked to 1.5 million of its customers.

90% of industries affected by healthcare data breaches

Stolen medical information has become a more extensive issue than originally thought, affecting 90 percent of industries.

Phishing remains most common entry route, says Verizon report

With phishing attacks still the most common way for cyber-attackers to break organisational security, the race is on to identify ways to prevent or blunt the impact of these attacks.

Cyber-attacks not so advanced after all, finds Verizon

The information security industry constantly warns of the latest 'advanced' or 'in-the-wild' malware but new analysis from Verizon suggests that infosec pros face the same or similar threats year in, year out.

Hackers 'still party like it's 1999', says Verizon breach report

Most successful cyber-attacks in 2014 used known vulnerabilities that were at least a year old, and the top 10 CVEs accounted for almost 97 percent of the exploits reports Verizon.

Microsoft opposes US access to Dublin data

Microsoft - with the backing of Verizon and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) - has filed to challenge federal prosecutors' `right' to demand access to its data stored in an Irish data centre.

Data breach discovery takes 'weeks or months'

A new report confirms what's long been feared - businesses take too long to recognise and react to a data breach.