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Information Security Breach Report – 18 March 2015

Written by SRM

18th 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:

Premera has been the target of a sophisticated cyberattack –


Premera, Anthem data breaches linked by similar hacking tactics –

Sensitive apps with 6.3 BILLION downloads found open to FREAK –

South Korea – Hacker requests money for data on nuclear plants –

Banking Regulator Issues New Phishing Alert –

D-Link patches yet more vulns –

Apple iOS Hardware Assisted Screenlock Bruteforce –

Apple Fixes WebKit Vulnerabilities With Release of Safari 8.0.4 –

Benesse finds new customer info data leak –

LifeWise insurance firm confirms cyber attack –

Education ministry notifies police after website security breached and private email addresses obtained –

Exim Mail Server GHOST Exploit Now Available –

E K and Company notifies clients of stolen hard drive with financial information –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

As DevOps Go From Niche to Mainstream, Will InfoSec Follow? –

Symantec Study Finds Home Smart Devices Wide Open to Cyber-Attack –

Is the DNS’ security protocol a waste of everyone’s time and money? –

Texas Data Breach Bill Would Ban Holding Card Data For More Than 48 Hours –

Can software-based POS encryption improve PCI compliance? –

Hacking has driven the importance of cyber security –

Retail Breaches: End the Finger Pointing –

Anthem Hack Now Tops ‘Wall of Shame’ –

Judicial Committee Gives FBI The First OK It Needs To Hack Any Computer, Anywhere On The Planet –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Are you ready for a data breach? –

Darpa creates dark web search engine –

DLL Hijacking can affect OS X –

Online guide helps employers battle social engineering scams –

The Spy in the Sandbox — Practical Cache Attacks in Javascript –

Deanonymizing Tor users with Raptor attacks –

Beating cyber criminals with quantum solutions –

Understanding WordPress Plugin Vulnerabilities –

The evolution of vendor risk management in financial institutions –

The Enigma Machine Explained –

Why the 1# Vulnerability for Cyber Attacks Will Be Apathy –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Apple’s ResearchKit: The Privacy Issues –

Private Companies Continue To Amass Millions Of License Plate Photos, Hold Onto The Data Forever –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Ryedale police warn about dangers of child sexual exploitation and online grooming –

Sydney man charged with child grooming –

Cyber bullying long-term impacts include self-harm, depression and binge drinking, research finds –

Forty per cent of Scottish pupils bullied –

Cyber bullies and virtual victims –

Twitter makes it easier to report threatening tweets to police –

Report reveals rise in cyber-bullying in Suffolk, and children aged 10 ‘sexting’ –

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