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Information Security Breach Report – 18 February 2015

Written by SRM

18th February 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:

New detail emerges on Boston Baskin Cancer Foundation breach –

Scammers target State of Franklin Healthcare employees in payroll breach –

16-year-old claims to be behind USyd data breach –

16 Million Mobile Devices Infected With Malware in 2014: Alcatel-Lucent –

Israeli gov & boffins targeted by pr0ntastic malware from Gaza –

Haskell Confirms Security Breach in Debian Builds –

Information disclosure flaw exposes Netgear wireless routers to attacks –

LOVELY HORSE: GCHQ Program Monitored Hacker/InfoSec Community on Social Media –

Russian report says 100 groups hit by $1bn cyber attack –

Scammers pushing fake AdwCleaner in active scareware campaign –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Hacking Goes Mainstream –

Payment Security Initiatives Unveiled –

Regulator Hints at New Cyber Guidance –

New Studies Proving Non Immediate Reaction of Antivirus Tools to Threats –

MasterCard, Visa to Introduce New Cybersecurity Enhancements –

What Makes Hacker News Fame? –

Swinney: Scotland’s cyber security strategy ‘will not involve monitoring the internet’ –

8 areas where CSOs and CIOs will converge in 2015 –

Small Business Cyberattacks continuing to pose a threat –

Li-Fi-like System Would Bring 100-Gbps Speeds Straight to Your Computer –


Are you ready for EU laws on cyber security and data protection? –

The UK Cyber Security Strategy – Update –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Security Think Tank: Use the Sony breach to plan for the worst –

Don’t let a breach trash your company’s reputation: look at Data Loss Prevention –

Fingerprinting is an increasingly common yet rarely discussed technique of identifying individual Web users –

Risk reduction key to tackling cyber crime, says Stroz Friedberg –

Tor design proposals: how we make changes to our protocol –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories

Euro ministers trade data for data protection – yes, your passenger records –


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