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Information Security Breach Report – 07 May 2015

Written by SRM

7th 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:

FireKeepers Casino investigates possible data breach –

West coast gang robs banks with texts, phone calls –

Tesla attack started with a single phone call –

Mobile ransomware targets Canadian porn viewers –

More than 22 Thousand Finns Clicked WhatsApp Spam Today –

Unknown hackers have stolen €4.6m from Ryanair bank accounts –

Flawed password reset procedure exposes Betfair accounts –

Why hackers target background investigation databases –

SendGrid admits hack, says all customers must reset their passwords –

Linux and BSD Web Servers Infected with ‘Mumblehard’ Malware –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Hacking Still Leading Cause of 2015 Health Data Breaches –

Report: IT managers not best leaders in breach crisis –

Reporting cybercrime feels like ‘Groundhog Day’ –

Zombie apps haunt BYOD workplaces –

Cybercriminals borrow from APT playbook in attack against PoS vendors –

PayIvy Sells Your Online Accounts Via PayPal –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Study: Firms not ready to respond to complex threats –

Having ‘the ear of the CEO’ is key to battling cyberthreats –

Key management is the biggest pain of encryption –

6 hard truths security pros must learn to live with –

The hardware roots of trust –

Identity as an attack surface –

Malware remodeled: New tricks, new suits slamming enterprise resources [free registration required]-

Professional hackers talk social engineering threats and security awareness –

CeWL v5.1 – Password Cracking Custom Word List Generator –

Tinba – Yet another anti-sandbox tricks –

An Insider’s Look at the History of Cybersecurity –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

How the top social networks compare on privacy — in one handy chart –

The Truth About Smartphone Apps That Secretly Connect to User Tracking and Ad Sites –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

The dirty secrets of webcam-hacking peeping toms and sextortionists –

Canadian woman accused of remotely taking over victims’ PCs and spying on them using webcams –

Online Safety – Protecting our children from Radicalisation and

Extremism –

60% of Parents Fear their Child is Visiting Pornography Sites Online –


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