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Information Security Breach Report – 05 February 2015

Written by SRM

5th February 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:

Anthem, America’s second biggest health insurer, HACKED: Millions hit by breach –

O2 notifies data cops ‘for courtesy’ … AFTER El Reg intervenes in email phish dustup –

Malicious advertisements on major sites compromised many computers –

1,800 Domains Overtaken by Flash Zero Day –

DC Public Schools say data breach left student information, passwords exposed –

Cyber thieves behind spate of van thefts in High Wycombe and Marlow, police believe –

Japan cyber-Riddler arrested after strapping virus details to cat –

8 recent data breaches –

Zero-day in the Fancybox-for-WordPress Plugin –

Siemens Patches Vulnerabilities in Ruggedcom, SCALANCE Products –

Siemens sighs: SCADA bugs abound –

Forget Norks, Russian hackers are in Sony Pictures’ servers – claim –

Spyware aimed at Western governments, journalists hits iOS devices –

Phishers Hone Their Scams with Texts, Phone Calls, Big Data –

Big breach at hotel chain, again! –

Breach Will Cost Sony $35 Million For Fiscal Year –

Get your smartphone’s screen fixed, and have your nude selfies stolen while you wait – affected by XSS, XFS, Open Redirect Vulnerabilities since October 2014 –

Ransomware campaign spread via ad networks and zero-day vulnerabilities –

‘Ruskie’ malware pwns iOS 7 –

Schneider Electric Fixes Potential RCE Flaw in Several Products –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Ransomware isn’t a serious threat says threat intelligence firm –

US top developer of risky mobile applications –

Data breach trends in the financial services sector –

Matrix – An Open Standard for Decentralised Persistent Communication –

Data breach view –

Biggest cyber security threat is non-reporting culture –

Data Integrity: The Core of Security –

New Snowden docs: Western spy agencies rely on hackers –

NSA raided hackers’ troves of stolen data: report –

Researcher Gets $5,000 for Severe Vulnerability in HackerOne –

Is Your Big Data Safe? Beware The Siren’s Data Song –

Cost fallout of a data breach felt for years –

OCR Launches Updated HIPAA Breach Reporting Portal with Reporting Implications –

President Obama Proposes Legislation to Nationalize Data Breach Notification Standard –

Slow and Low – The Tempo for Today’s Latest Round of Attacks –

SecDef Nominee: Cyber threats require holistic defense strategy –

Who’s Hijacking Internet Routes? –

Report compares exploit skills of APT actors, other malware groups –

Vulnerability of operational technology is a ticking time bomb –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

How to create an effective data security communication plan –

BLOG: How social media hacks can be the gateway to further breaches –

IT lessons from iCloud: the increasing need for file-centric security –

Three Easy Steps to Protect Companies From Cyber Attacks –

Harvard cracks DNA storage, crams 700 terabytes of data into a single gram –

After the Data Breach – Forum Owner Guidelines – The ‘Customer’ –

Grave robbing cyber style – how to prevent it –—how-to-prevent-it/22902937/

BackBox Linux 4.1Keeps Security Researchers Anonymous –

Threat Analysis Template For BYOD Applications –

Toshiba packs NUMERIC KEYPAD onto self-bricking USB drive –

What You Need to Know About ‘Drive-By’ Cyber Attacks –

Data Breach? Don’t Make This Mistake –

From Castles to Beer: A different approach to cyber security –

CIO Network: How to Respond During a Cyber Attack –

The Home Depot data breach and why hackers love FTP –

Confide app adds documents so you can leak without getting caught –

As Flash 0day exploits reach new level of meanness, what are users to do? –

CSO50 2015: Creating a Human Firewall –

3 incentives to encourage the adoption of the cyber framework –

Why the 80-20 rule is only half the cyber battle –

The Hidden Psychology of Wearing Glasses –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories

Data Protection: Why it should matter to digital Indians –

Surfing terror? IT companies told to keep tabs –

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