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Information Security Breach Report – 11 May 2015

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11th 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:

Newfoundland patient data breach investigated – http://metronews.ca/news/canada/1363605/newfoundland-patient-data-breach-investigated/

Cafe de Coral reveals accidental data leak – http://www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=60956&icid=a&d_str=

95% of SAP deployments ‘vulnerable to cyber attacks’ – http://www.itpro.co.uk/hacking/24577/95-of-sap-deployments-vulnerable-to-cyber-attacks

Visitors to top porn sites hit by malvertising attack – http://www.csoonline.com/article/2920677/malware-cybercrime/visitors-to-top-porn-sites-hit-by-malvertising-attack.html#tk.rss_all

Meru Cabs: Customer Data Exposed – http://www.inforisktoday.com/meru-cabs-customer-data-exposed-a-8210

Child abuse images deface Nazi Mauthausen camp website – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-32652394

Flawed Open Smart Grid Protocol is a risk for Smart Grid – http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/36648/hacking/flaws-open-smart-grid-protocol.html

Million WordPress websites vulnerable to DOM-based XSS – http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/36607/hacking/million-wordpress-dom-based-xss.html

Android cellular voice channel used as new covert channel to leak info, spread malware – http://www.computerworld.com/article/2919516/cybercrime-hacking/android-cellular-voice-channel-used-as-new-covert-channel-to-leak-info-spread-malware.html

Adobe to Patch Critical Vulnerabilities in Reader, Acrobat – http://www.securityweek.com/adobe-patch-critical-vulnerabilities-reader-acrobat?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Securityweek+%28SecurityWeek+RSS+Feed%29

GPS used to locate a gang using gas pump skimmers – http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/36683/cyber-crime/gas-pump-skimmers-gang.html

Serious MacKeeper vulnerability found – http://www.thesafemac.com/serious-mackeeper-vulnerability-found/

Cyber-Attack Attempted By Former Nuclear Regulatory Commission Employee – http://www.inquisitr.com/2076983/cyber-attack-attempted-by-former-nuclear-regulatory-commission-employee/

Snapchat security breach – http://isnapchathack.com/ap/

Cyber security firm ‘doctored up’ data breaches to extort companies, ex-employee claims – http://www.smh.com.au/it-pro/security-it/cyber-security-firm-doctored-up-data-breaches-to-extort-companies-exemployee-claims-20150511-ggyoss.html

Beware! ‘Breaking Bad’ Is Now A Ransom-Styled Malware Currently Infecting Australian Computers – http://www.inquisitr.com/2080361/beware-breaking-bad-is-now-a-ransom-styled-malware-currently-hitting-australian-computer-users/

 

Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Here’s how many U.S. adults were hacked in 2014 – http://www.cbsnews.com/news/heres-how-many-u-s-adults-were-hacked-in-2014/

Mobile malware statistics highlight unknown state of mobile threats – http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/4500245950/Mobile-malware-statistics-highlight-unknown-state-of-mobile-threats

Kiwi company posts job ad for Windows support scammers – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/07/kiwi_company_posts_job_ad_for_windows_support_scammers/

Where is the Android DDoS Armageddon? – http://www.securityweek.com/where-android-ddos-armageddon

Here’s What a Cyber Warfare Arsenal Might Look Like – http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/here-s-what-a-cyber-warfare-arsenal-might-look-like/

Is cyber-warfare really that scary? – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-32534923

As Data Breaches Spread, Providers and Payers Must Prepare – http://www.healthleadersmedia.com/content/TEC-316074/As-Data-Breaches-Spread-Providers-and-Payers-Must-Prepare

Windows 10: No More Monthly Patches – http://www.inforisktoday.com/windows-10-no-more-monthly-patches-a-8202

Why don’t you rent your electronic wireless doorlock, asks man selling doorlocks – http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/06/why_dont_you_rent_your_doorlock_asks_man_selling_doorlocks/

70 million Americans report stolen data – http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2015/05/70-million-americans-report-stolen-data/index.htm

Too Many Healthcare Employees Have Excessive Patient Data Access – http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/healthcare-employees-excessive/

Hack renting portal charges fee to penetrate any account – http://pulse.ng/tech/cyber-business-hack-renting-portal-charges-fee-to-penetrate-any-account-id3739160.html

The Effectiveness of Spear Phishing Not Lost on Cyber Terrorists – http://www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/15/05/p5494834/the-effectiveness-of-spear-phishing-not-lost-on-cyber-terrorists

 

Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

MAKING SMART LOCKS SMARTER (AKA. HACKING THE AUGUST SMART LOCK) – http://blog.maintenancewindow.ca/post/2015/03/29/Making-Smart-Locks-Smarter-%28aka.-Hacking-the-August-Smart-Lock%29

PoC Linux Rootkit Uses GPU to Evade Detection – http://www.securityweek.com/poc-linux-rootkit-uses-gpu-evade-detection?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Securityweek+%28SecurityWeek+RSS+Feed%29

Facebook Friends Mapper – How to crawl Hidden Friends – http://securityaffairs.co/wordpress/36675/hacking/facebook-friends-mapper.html

A digital skeleton key to access any website – http://docs.higg.so/2015/03/10/a-digital-skeleton-key-for-accessing-any-website-proposal/

Ad Injection at Scale: Assessing Deceptive Advertisement Modifications – https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/research.google.com/en//pubs/archive/43346.pdf

True Private Messaging: 7 Apps to Encrypt Your Chats – http://www.infosecdailynews.com/true-private-messaging-7-apps-to-encrypt-your-chats/

 

Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Wearable tech portends vast effects on health and privacy – http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2015/05/09/the-revolution-will-be-digitized/?hpid=z1

 

Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Schools: have your say about cyberbullying – http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/news/schools-have-your-say-about-cyberbullying

Mother Speaks Out About Cyber-Bullies – http://cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_25671.shtml

How to change your privacy setting on Facebook – http://www.itproportal.com/2015/05/09/how-to-change-your-privacy-setting-facebook/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+itproportal%2Frss+%28Latest+ITProPortal+News%29

 

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