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Hackers steal personal data of up to 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers

Hackers steal personal data of up to 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers

Most people in the world would describe it as a company “admitting they’ve been hacked.”

But if you’re the breached company and want to apply the maximum amount of PR spin, you might instead issue a release saying you’re “announcing a data security event affecting customer data.”

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

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Supermarket told it must compensate 100,000 workers after payroll data deliberately leaked by rogue employee

Supermarket told it must compensate 100,000 workers after payroll data deliberately leaked by rogue employee

Morrisons didn’t know it, but in 2014 it had a huge problem.

The UK’s fourth largest supermarket chain, with over 500 stores, had a disgruntled member of staff who had access to sensitive data, such as the payroll information of 100,000 current and former employees.

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

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RAT author jailed for 30 months, ordered to hand over $725k worth of Bitcoin

RAT author jailed for 30 months, ordered to hand over $725k worth of Bitcoin

A US court has sentenced a programmer to 30 months in a federal prison in connection with software that claimed to be a legitimate tool for Windows sysadmins to remotely manage computers, but was actually used by criminals to backdoor PCs and secretly spy on victims.

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

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