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Information Security Breach Report – 16 March 2015

Written by SRM

16th 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:

MongoDB tool vulnerable to remote code execution flaw –

WPML WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities Expose 400,000 Websites –

Texas A&M Data Breach of Nearly 4,700 Faculty & Graduate Assistants –

TalkTalk Criticized as Customers Face Fraud Following Data Breach –

Uber sued over driver data breach, adding to legal woes –

Does Rowhammer mark a new wave of hardware vulnerabilities? –

Schneider Electric Patches Flaw in Pelco Video Management Software –

Android 5.1 Lollipop Memory Leak Issue Gets Internal Fix But Still Lacks Public Release –

Data leak scandal involving personal info of 872 children suppressed, lawyer claims –

Corporate espionage: PricewaterhouseCoopers official under CBI scanner in document leak case –

News website gone down, visitors speculate Cyber attack –

Hundreds of Facebook users hit by new cyber fraud in Vietnam –

State Dept. Shuts Down Email After Cyber Attack –

Critical hole in popular WordPress SEO plugin allows SQLi, site hijacking –

CA: Bistro Burger discloses payment card breach at Mission Street location –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Gartner: Digital Risk Officers on Rise –

ICS-CERT MONITOR report states most critical infrastructure attacks involve APTs –

Hackable media box based on the Raspberry Pi: Five Ninjas Slice –

2015 Security Predictions – Have They Held True So Far? –

Report says strong authentication use lagging in federal agencies –

90% web, mobile apps open to cyber attacks: Expert –

Health data breaches rise, but fines rare –

Revealed: Civil servant who issued RBS leak email links with Better Together leader –

Does that email look phishy? –

IT Pros Still Concerned Over Public Cloud Security: Survey –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Backdoors in Your Device: Security and Political Perspectives –

Information security innovation and research –

Ransomware: Pay it or fight it? –

Anthem Breach: 9 Lessons for India –

Ransomware Attacks’ New Focus: Businesses –

Top 3 Takeaways from the “Getting One Step Ahead of the Attacker: How to Turn the Tables” Webcast –

‘How Bank Insiders Connive with Fraudsters’ –

Anti-doxing strategy—or, how to avoid 50 Qurans and $287 of Chick-Fil-A –

Exploitation with Social Engineering Toolkit SET –

Protecting customer data in the digital world –

Adventures in breach alerts, Saturday edition –

Hillary Clinton email debate highlighted by email security mistakes –

The Growing Role of Machine Learning in Cyber Security –

Social engineering tales –

Introduction To Malware – Social Engineering –

Three Reasons Social Engineering Still Threatens Companies –

Avoid Internet Catfishing Social Engineering Scams –

Challenges Remain in Upholding PCI Compliance: Report –

CIA spy chief says social media amplifies terror threat –

Yahoo wants to let you forget your Yahoo password –

Dot-com at 30: will the world’s best-known web domain soon be obsolete? –

Defending against PoS RAM scrapers –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Americans Eye Ways to Skirt Online Snooping: Survey –

How Two Obscure Court Verdicts In Europe Could Impact Americans’ Privacy, Cybersecurity, and Taxes –

Mysterious spy cameras collecting data at post offices –

Twitter Takes Steps To Combat Stolen Nudes And Revenge Porn –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Cyberbully Bill Approved by House –


5 things you need to know about protecting your child from cyber-bullying –

Seven in 10 Koreans experience ‘cyber stalking’ –

Parents Feel Powerless in Face of Cyberbullying –

Hornchurch students learn about e-safety –

Pingle School pupils get requests for naked images –

Safeguarding the future of children –

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