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Information Security Breach Report – 02 June 2015

Written by SRM

2nd June 2015

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A round up of the most recent reports of information security breaches, infosec and privacy stories from around the world.


Breaches, Incidents and Alerts:

Angler Exploit Kit Loads Up CryptoWall 3.0, Flash Flaw –

Blue Coat Fixes Several Flaws in SSL Visibility Appliance –

Over 1,000 Vietnamese websites hacked by Chinese during weekend: report –

DYRE Banking Malware Upsurges; Europe and North America Most Affected –

Now Twitter and Snapchat get stung by the iPhone text crash –

Grabit Espionage Campaign Steals Thousands of Files From SMBs –

eBay bug turns phishing email links into malware-stuffed booby prizes –

Sally Beauty: Cybercriminals Planted Malware on PoS Systems for 6 Weeks –

More than 60 undisclosed vulnerabilities affect 22 SOHO routers –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

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Business Risks Associated With Data Breaches –

Retail sector falling short in customer data protection –

On Reflection: Don’t bring cyber crime in through the back door –

Number of Botnet-Powered DDoS Attacks Dropped in Q1: Kaspersky –

How a hack on Prince Philip’s Prestel account led to UK computer law –

UAE firms targeted by cyber spying –

CESG launch new Certified Cyber Security Consultancy scheme for government and industry –

Surfing porn, downloading apps: Employees ignore obvious cyber risks at work –

Protecting banks from the coming data breach liability storm –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

The cyber security expert Michael Fratello has made a detailed analysis of the locker ransomware that implements a unique delivery mechanism –

Ensuring U.S. Air Force Operations During Cyber Attacks Against Combat Support Systems –

10 Rules for Writing Safety Critical Code –

Malvertising Assaults Result in Attack Toolkit Magnitude and Ransomware says Zscaler –

Technical analysis of Hola vulnerabilities enabling cyber attacks –

The vulnerable Border Gateway protocol, a quick-fix solution from 1989, still directs most internet traffic –

5 things you need to do to maintain your professional online hygiene –

Shady Ad Network Using “Camo Sites” –

The Importance of Operational Security and User Education –

What enterprise should do when helpless employees lose hope in fighting cyber attacks –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Why you shouldn’t worry about privacy and security on your phone –

Lower Merion School District explains the 56,000 Webcamgate shots –

Haunted by a stranger who stole my life online –

Jennifer Newman: What employers look for when checking your Facebook, LinkedIn –

Unmasking hidden Tor service users is too easy, say infosec bods –

Data breach liability: confidentiality vs. privacy –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Filmed on Skype… the chilling exchange between reporter posing as a child and Islamic State fighter from London –

Internet celebrities speak out against cyber bullying –

Students make lecturers life a ‘misery’ –

Whose privacy matters most? –


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