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Information Security Breach Report – 11 March 2015

Written by SRM

11th 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:

Timing: The State Department target of ‘worst ever’ cyber attack –

Seagate Downplays Risks Posed by Business NAS Flaws –

Stolen hard drives bring more data breach pain for US health services –

Run WordPress SEO by Yoast on your website? You need to update it –

MyBB Says Hacker Didn’t Access User Data, Source Code –

Panda antivirus labels itself as malware, then borks EVERYTHING –

Kaspersky reveals CAPTCHA-tricking Podec Trojan –

Android SDK nonce flaw lets hackers fiddle with your Dropbox privates –

Ad bidding network caught slinging ransomware –

Malware uses Windows product IDs to mix mutex –

Security Experts Warn of Apple Watch Risks –

Cyber attack: Pro-ISIS hackers target Vizag company –

Colonial Williamsburg’s website hit by cyber attack attributed to ISIS terror group –


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


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Verizon 2015 PCI report: More achieving PCI compliance, but failing to keep it –

Prepare for Confidence-Shaking Cyber Attack: FBI’s Taddeo –


Stuxnet leak probe stalls for fear of confirming US-Israel involvement –

German firms have learned to fear cyber-crime –

Is Trailblazing Payment Technology Worth the Risk to Banks? –

Consumers beware! Ofcom’s seen a scary new mobe nasty: APPS –

UK does not want online services to be subject to new cyber security rules, says official –

Infosec a victim of inter-company ‘red tape’ –

Enterprises Riddled With ‘Unsafe’ Mobile Apps: Study –

Cloud security and adoption trends –

Free identity protection from breached companies falls short –

FIs urged to improve cyber protection –

Cyber Crime: The Gray Area Between Crime and Cyber Coverages –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Study warns security certificates, cryptographic keys are in peril –

Cyber Compliance Is Not Cyber Protection –

Reconnect tool for hacking Facebook is publicly available –

Case Study: Thwarting Insider Threats –

Protecting healthcare records from cyber attacks is a game of cat and mouse –

Managing the Cyber risk to the global shipping industry Part I –

Managing the Cyber risk to the global shipping industry Part II –

Security, Know Thine Enemy –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Is Differential Privacy practical? –

ACLU files new lawsuits in hunt for police ‘Stingray’ mobe-trackers –

Dutch court suspends metadata surveillance law over privacy –

Security Operations: Don’t Forget the Rest of the World –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Facebook to face U.S. class action over children’s online purchases –

How to fight a cyber-bully –

Webcams and naked Whatsapp competitions: The dark truth about children online –

Cyber bullying not as concerning as face-to-face for kids: study –


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