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Information Security Breach Report – 10 March 2015

Written by SRM

10th 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:

“Rowhammer” Flaw in DRAM Allows Privilege Escalation: Researchers –

iOS 8.2 stops attackers being able to restart your iPhone with a malicious Flash SMS –

Stolen customer data sent to AAFES –

Credit card breach at Zoup soup, and possibly more restaurants to come –

ODE investigating alleged data breach at Lowellville schools –

XML Files Used to Distribute Dridex Banking Trojan –

Cyber attacks thwarted Florida online tests on Thursday, education leaders say –

State DOE: ‘cyber attacks’ responsible for FSA issues –

FBI investigating apparent ISIS defacements on Western websites –

Security Advisory: MainWP-Child WordPress Plugin –

Australian Government Prosecuting Anonymous Member Who Allegedly Exposed The Major Flaw In Its Data Retention Demands –

Hacking home networks by compromising a Nest thermostat –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Smart Luggage for the Connected Age –

R.E.S.P.E.C.T.: The way for CISOs to get and keep it –

Government unveils cyber security initiatives for National Apprenticeship Week –

Data Breach Explosions – Boom Clap – The Breach Goes On and On and On and On and –

What Would Sherlock Holmes Say About Today’s Data Breaches? –

Why Israel could be the next cybersecurity world power –

Shortage of security pros worsens –

Dead Drops: what to do if you see a USB stick sticking out of a wall –

‘If cloud existed decades ago, backups wouldn’t have been developed’ –

Expert analysis on the fight against cyber-crime –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Avoiding Social Engineering and Phishing Attacks –

Techniques, Lures, and Tactics to Counter Social Engineering Attacks –

Very effective Social Engineering Scams –

The Security Download: Anticipating Cyberattacks with Machine Learning –

Second Look: Data Security In A Hybrid Cloud –

What does the collaborative economy mean for information security? –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

MPs ‘alarmed’ by millions of mugshots on Brit cops’ databases –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Schoolgirl’s 14-hour police cell ordeal after being accused of bomb hoax ‘that was made by teaching assistant’ –


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