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Information Security Breach Report – 23 March 2015

Written by SRM

23rd 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:

Decoder of secret information stolen, security agencies panic –

PNP website trashed by hacker –

Swedish city demands £40,000 to repair teenage hacking spree –

CREEPS rejoice: Small biz Cisco phones open to eavesdrop 0-day –

Australian online voting system may have FREAK bug –

Personal email ID of Southern Command chief under attack –

UAE is top-two victim of regional cyber attacks –

Tasty Spam: SMS Sex Spammer Moves into the Cloud –

Blunder leads to leak of 500 patient email addresses –

ISIS hackers call for homegrown ‘jihad’ against U.S. military, posts names and addresses of 100 service members –


Operation Woolen Goldfish, a hacking campaign in the wild –

Cisco Discovers New “PoSeidon” Point of Sale Malware –

Bank of America phishing attack hits customers –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Is the UK gaining on the US in its spate of major cyber security breaches? –

Online ad revenue at risk in war on ‘click fraud’ –

The Growth of Cyber Crime in Finance –


Never assume your company is too small for a security breach –

Target Settlement: What About the Banks? –

No More Cyber Attacks! Blackberry On Its Way To Make The Dream Come True –

Pentagon wraps up new acquisition rules to protect weapons from cyberattacks ––2015-3?IR=T

Pakistan VS USA Cyber Crime Laws –

Nairobi rejects Beijing plea to extradite cyber suspects –

4 Reasons Data Breaches are on the Rise –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Ten things you always wanted to know about IP Voice –

Here’s a brief history of the long and short of hacking –

Boffins twist light to carry 2.05 bits in one photon –

Bridging the Cyber-Security Skills Gap Using the Right Technology –

Want to hide your metadata? You probably can’t –

Cybersecurity: Tackling the insider threat –

ASIC issues major cyber guide –

CONNECTED CARS: Which are risks for automated vehicles? –

PC security upgrades a welcome antidote to breaches –

IoT will connect 1.1 billion devices in 2015: Gartner –

Firms stand to lose billions through fraud: bank chief –

Social Engineering 101 Frame and Posture –

Frankenimage – Reconstructing images with pieces from an image database –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Defence ministry sounds red alert on web spying –

Federal government privacy breaches soar to record high –

Listen – Kevin Mitnick – CeBIT Radio – Defending Privacy –

Despite Wave Of Data Breaches, Official Says Patient Privacy Isn’t Dead –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Cyber bullies playing truant with teens in wonder years –

Cyber Snoops Watching Your Kids –


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