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Information Security Breach Report – 06 May 2015

Written by SRM

6th May 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:

CozyDuke hackers targeting prominent US targets –

USIS data breach affected more than 27K –

St. Vincent Medical Group notifies patients after successful phishing attempt compromises PHI –

Costa Coffee Club warns of possible database intrusion –

Hyatt Gold Passport notifies a small number of loyalty program members of possible breach (update2) –

Hackers hit Wake public schools server –

Verifone statement on default password Z66831 –

Seton Family Health notifying 39,000 patients after employee falls for phish; Second Ascension Health member to report breach this week (Update2) –

Update on Security Incident and Additional Security Measures –

Compass Group USA notifies consumers of NEXTEP-related payment card breach –

Oregon’s Health CO-OP Notifies Affected Plan Members Of Security Incident –

Big Credit Card Data Breach Hits Bars And Restaurants Using Harbortouch Point-of-Sale Systems –

VA blocks more than a billion cyber threats in March –

Lawyers threaten researcher over key-cloning bug in high-security lock –

Attackers Used CareerBuilder to Send Malicious Resumes to Victims: Proofpoint –

Skype vulnerable to “Redirect to SMB” –

More Uber Accounts Have Been Hacked, This Time in the United States –

EllisLab Tells Users to Change Passwords After its Web Host Discovers Security Breach –

‘Rombertik’ malware kills host computers if you attempt a cure –

Sally Beauty investigates possible second card breach –

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino reveals data breach –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

The hotly disputed black magic of data breach cost estimates –

More than 1 year after breach, data show up for sale on darknet –

Taking out cyber insurance cover to become ‘the norm’ within 10 years, says ABI –

Lawsuit: Home Depot data breach was caused by management’s ‘overarching complacency’ over security –

Spending More on Breach Prevention Isn’t Fixing the Problem –

Firms ‘at risk of data breach’ –

Security Breach Detection, Prevention Harder Than 2 Years Ago Despite Security Spending: Survey –


The Top 10 Highest Paying Jobs in Information Security – Part 1 –

Data security in the payments ecosystem –

Analogue modems allow UNSTOPPABLE Android attack … at 13bps –



Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Local Administrator Password Solution aims to stop credential replay –

Deconstructing Mobile Fraud Risk –

Facepwn: Script Kiddies Beware –

Defending Against Web Attacks: X-XSS Protection –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:



Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Mom Horrified After Kids’ Photos Stolen From Facebook –

Administrators Confront Student ‘Sexting’ –

New Research Reveals Teens’ Near-Constant Use of Online Sites, Tools –

Anti-terror guidance for colleges and teachers published –


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