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Information Security Breach Report – 13 April 2015

Written by SRM

13th April 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:

Lufthansa customers were targeted by a cyber attack –

Apple Patches Critical Backdoor Flaw in OS X 10.10.3 –

AT&T To Pay $25 Million to Resolve FCC Data Breach Claims –

ɘƨɿɘvɘЯ algo attack cracks Belkin router WPS PINs: researcher –

18 out of 20 top boxlines vulnerable to ‘click-jacking’ cyber attacks –

China Accused Of Decade Of Cyber Attacks On Governments And Corporates In Asia –

Hobart Airport website taken offline after cyber-attack –

Hackers attack Belgian press group, second cyber siege since French station Tv5Monde –

IBM uncovers fraud scheme by well funded Eastern European gang of cyber criminals –

AlienSpy RAT exploited to deliver the popular Citadel Trojan –

Security Advisory: Persistent XSS in WP-Super-Cache –

Many big companies are still vulnerable to the biggest computer bug ever discovered, report says –

FireEye claims discovery of 10-year hack campaign by China –

Walters McCann Fanska notifies clients of network security breach –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

In a flash, I became a victim of cyber thieves –

Emergence of various gadgets gives rise to wider cyber crimes –

Insurance payout ‘threat’ a push for better cyber-safety –

Your smartphone app may be… malware trap –

Thousands could launch Sony-style cyber attack, says ex-hacker –

“Great Canon” The most powerful Cyber-Weapon is getting used by China Government –

Most Cyber Security Breaches Due to Known Issues, Says tech Firm’s Report –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

How Identity Data Security Helps Financial Services Fight Cyber Crime –

Cyber Incident/Data Breach Response: Your emergency Checklist –

Lessons in War Series – The Role of Computer Forensics –

Backtrack 5 Social Engineering Toolkit Fake Facebook Arp Dns Sing –

Dealing With a Data Breach: What to Do if Your Server Is Compromised –

The critical 48 hours: how to mitigate the damage from a cyber-attack –

The oldest trick in the ASCII book –

Here’s a tip for some Crime Stoppers in Canada: you’ve been hacked –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

The government hides surveillance programs just because people would freak out –

As encryption spreads, U.S. grapples with clash between privacy, security –

Meet the privacy activists who spy on the surveillance industry –

Facebook claims ‘a bug’ made it track nonusers –

“I feel violated:” Fraudulent Green Dot accounts set up using stolen identities –

Process servers can find you on Facebook –

Snowden keeps saying that US is still catching our emails –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Five steps for an effective school e-safety policy –

Limerick kids to take the fight to online bullies at major summit –

Why community intelligence modelling is vital when dealing with the ‘digital native’ –

Full Frame Panel: Cyberbullying 101 –

Higgins proposes cyber bullying legislation after falling victim –

Florida Teen Charged With Felony For Changing Teacher’s Desktop Wallpaper –

Why Online Abuse Is Not Our Destiny –

Every Teacher’s Must Have Guide to Facebook –

TeaMp0isoN reveals schools’ vulnerabilities –

Police Chief Unable To Simply Do Nothing Over Reported Teen Sexting, Brings Child Porn Charges Against Four Minors –

“Lessons will Be learned”: Safeguarding in schools –

Education Sector Struggles With Botnets: BitSight –



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