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Information Security Breach Report – 10 February 2015

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18th 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 warns US customers of e-mail scam after data breach – http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2015/02/09/Anthem-warns-US-customers-of-email-scam-after-data-breach/

Fraudulent tax returns tied to data breach – http://www.thecitizen.com/articles/02-08-2015/fraudulent-tax-returns-tied-data-breach

WHAS11 I-Team investigates cyber threat to local power, water supply – http://www.whas11.com/story/news/investigations/iteam/2015/02/05/whas11-i-team-investigates-cyber-threat-to-local-power-water-supply/22953977/

Fessleak malvertising campaign used to serve ransomware – http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/33153/cyber-crime/fessleak-malvertising-campaign.html

United website breach let fliers see each others’ private data – http://boingboing.net/2015/01/28/united-website-breach-let-flie.html

 

Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Meet The Man Who Finds Your Stolen Passwords – http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/security/a13844/alex-holden-finds-your-passwords/

Shy, retiring British spies come out as MEGA HACKERS – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/08/uk_government_draft_draft_interception_of_communications_and_equipment_interference/

Beyond the breach: cyberattacks force a defence strategy re-think – http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-2945054/Beyond-breach-cyberattacks-force-defence-strategy-think.html

Cyber attacks force a defence strategy re-think at major companies – http://www.theage.com.au/it-pro/security-it/cyber-attacks-force-a-defence-strategy-rethink-at-major-companies-20150208-139eez.html

One Week, Two Hacks And A Whole Bunch Of Cyber Worries – http://wvpe.org/post/one-week-two-hacks-and-whole-bunch-cyber-worries

Met Police staff lose 24 laptops – http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/national/met-police-staff-lose-24-laptops-1-7096081

Are Smart Homes Cyber-Security smart? – https://www.enisa.europa.eu/media/press-releases/are-smart-homes-cyber-security-smart

Report: Cars are vulnerable to wireless hacking – http://www.detroitnews.com/story/business/autos/2015/02/08/report-cars-vulnerable-wireless-hacking/23094215/

China week: A miscarriage of justice and a cyber crackdown – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-31159690

Biometric Tipping Point: USAA Deploys Face, Voice Recognition – http://www.americanbanker.com/news/bank-technology/biometric-tipping-point-usaa-deploys-face-voice-recognition-1072509-1.html

Amateur Cyber-defenders Thwart ‘Attack’ on Major Multinational Corporation – http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/amateur-cyberdefenders-attack/

Here’s Where Europe Has Made Big Changes in Cyber Security – http://www.defenseone.com/threats/2015/02/heres-where-europe-has-made-big-changes-cyber-security/104454/

 

Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Why startups need to worry about hackers — and what you can do to protect your business – http://business.financialpost.com/2015/02/08/startups-are-anything-but-inconsequential-to-cyber-thieves/?__lsa=9438-0ac9

Honored in the Breach: Employer Action Items for an Insurer Data Breach – http://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/honored-in-the-breach-employer-action-i-39313/

Guide to Protection Against a Data Breach – http://www.informationsecuritybuzz.com/guide-protection-data-breach/

Why Fraud Is Shifting to Mobile Devices – http://www.databreachtoday.co.uk/interviews/fraud-shifting-to-mobile-devices-i-2569

DDoS-For-Hire Services Market Leads to Boom in DDoS Attacks: Akamai – http://www.securityweek.com/ddos-hire-services-market-leads-boom-ddos-attacks-akamai

Parse Security in iOS – http://resources.infosecinstitute.com/parse-security-ios/

Enginursday: InfoSec for Hardware Geeks – https://www.sparkfun.com/news/1733

New Chrome extension spots unencrypted tracking – http://www.csoonline.com/article/2877254/compliance/new-chrome-extension-spots-unencrypted-tracking.html#tk.rss_all

 

Miscellaneous Privacy stories

WATCH IT: It’s watching you as you WATCH IT (Your Samsung telly is) – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/02/09/samsung_listens_in_to_everything_you_say_to_your_smart_tellie/

Spying On Sharing: Canada’s Intelligence Agency Collecting Data And IP Addresses From Free File-Sharing Sites – https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20150128/07173529836/spying-sharing-canadas-intelligence-agency-collecting-data-ip-addresses-free-file-sharing-sites.shtml

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