Data loss

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Only after running out of hard disk space did firm realise hacker had stolen one million users’ details

Yet another company has been found woefully lacking when it comes to securing consumers’ data.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Donation details “leak” from the Labour Party website

You may have missed it amongst the many news reports of the denial-of-service attacks troubling Labour, but that wasn’t the only reason the UK political party made the cybersecurity headlines this week.


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Smashing Security #153: Cybercrime doesn’t pay (but Uber does)

The cybercrime lovebirds who hijacked Washington DC’s CCTV cameras in the run-up to Donald Trump’s inauguration, the truffle-snuffling bankers at the centre of an insider-trading scandal, and the hackers that Uber paid hush money to hide a security breach.

All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning “Smashing Security” podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Lisa Forte.


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Men who were paid $100,000 by Uber to hush-up hack plead guilty to extortion scheme

Two hackers face up to five years in prison after pleading guilty to their involvement in a scheme which saw them attempt to extort money from Uber and LinkedIn in exchange for the deletion of stolen data.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Medical data is being leaked by NHS pagers, and then broadcast for the world to see…

Medical data is being broadcast unencrypted by hospitals across the UK, as ambulances are directed to respond to 999 emergency calls.


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Sensitive US government and military travel details left exposed online

Significant amounts of sensitive data about employees of the US government military personnel data could now be in the public domain following its exposure in a data leak.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Hack strikes Words with Friends and Draw Something, amid claims 218 million players’ details breached

Players of the popular Words with Friends and Draw Something smartphone games are being advised to change their passwords following what sounds like a security breach at game developer Zynga.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Who is reading your CEO’s email? And how to stop it

With Business Email Compromise such a significant and growing threat, it makes sense to keep a close eye on who is forwarding email out of your business, and where it is going to…

Read more in my article on the Bitdefender Business Insights blog.


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Smashing Security #147: Don’t Snapchat and drive

How is private medical data leaking onto the streets of Milton Keynes, what is widening the cybersecurity skills gap, and how is Australia controversially tackling the problem of drivers using their mobile phones?

All this and more can be heard in the latest “Smashing Security” podcast.


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CafePress finally warns customers that it was hacked

Online merchandise retailer CafePress, used by millions of people to host an online store where they can sell custom-designed t-shirts, mugs, stickers, and more, has finally informed its customers that its systems were hacked and their personal details stolen.


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Medical images and details of 24.3 million patients left exposed on the internet

Researchers discover that confidential images of X-rays, CT and MRI scans related to millions of patients has been left unprotected on hundreds of servers used by health providers worldwide.


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Police raids after data on most of Ecuador’s citizens leaks online

If you’re a citizen of Ecuador, chances are that you’ve had your personal and financial information exposed after an ElasticSearch server was left unsecured.

Victims even include Wikileaks founder Julian Assange…


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Hundreds of millions of Facebook users’ phone numbers found lying around on the internet

A security researcher found a server on the internet containing more than 419 million records related to Facebook users.

No password protection was in place – meaning the treasure trove of phone numbers was available to literally anybody with an internet connection.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.


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Ex-Amazon worker – suspected of hacking Capital One – faces charges of breaching 30 other companies to mine cryptocurrency

Capital One isn’t the only organisation allegedly to have had its data breached by Paige Thompson, the former Amazon systems engineer.

Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.


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Hostinger resets passwords following security breach

Web hosting firm Hostinger has reset the passwords of all of its customers after it discovered hackers had breached its systems and accessed a database containing millions of records.


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European Central Bank confirms website hack and data breach

The European Central Bank (ECB), the central bank of the 19 European countries which have adopted the euro, has shut down a compromised website after it discovered that hackers had planted malware that stole information from newsletter subscribers.


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