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Information Security Breach Report – 05 March 2015

Written by SRM

5th March 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:

ShareLaTeX Fixes Remote Command Execution Vulnerability –

GoPro Users’ Wi-Fi Passwords Were Available Online: Researcher –

New PoS malware family discovered –

Apple shirks responsibility for fraud happening on Apple Pay –

Does Apple Pay really have a fraud problem? – The fraud is happening through the banks, not through Apple Pay –

Credit Card Breach at Mandarin Oriental –

Anthem Refuses Full IT Security Audit –

Bank of America sued over $1.03 million cyber-breach –

Android users spammed with fake Amazon gift card offers –

Drive-by attack relies on hacked GoDaddy accounts – and Suffers Security Breach –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

International effort to wrangle t’internet from NSA fizzles out in chaos –

Cyber commands coordinate strategies –

Financial Malware Fell in 2014 As Takedown Operations Have Impact –

The cybercrime economy personified –

The paranoid CISO –

[Note: Download] Automotive Cyber Security –

15 Lines of CSI: Cyber Dialogue That Will Scare Your Mom Off the Internet for Good –

Why would industry share cyber data with government? –

“Is There a Cyber Security Worker Shortage?”, A Podcast with Someone Who’s “Been There, Done That” –

Infosec On The Go: What Do Your Road Warriors Know About Cybersecurity? –

.hotels. .hoteis … not a typo but a window into ICANN’s baffling world –

Big data security analytics: Can it revolutionize information security? –

The Drug Cartels’ IT Guy –

London’s forgotten pneumatic messaging system –

Graham Cluley nominated for security blogger award. Vote now! –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Preparing for Incident Response –

Tokenization as a companion to Encryption –

Social engineering attacks you might see in the IoT –

Cryptography Fundamentals, Part 3 – Hashing –

A proactive approach to DDoS attack prevention –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Privacy Breach Linked to Machinery Malfunction: Brazil –

EFF to UN: You Need a Privacy Watchdog –

‘Security, privacy’ main barrier to ‘government cloud’ rollout in EU –

Privacy? What privacy? EU’s draft law on your data is useless, say digital rights orgs –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Government Unable To Block Students’ Tablets From Inappropriate Sites –

Dad Goes After Cyber-bullies [AUDIO] –


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