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Information Security Breach Report – 19 March 2015

Written by SRM

19th 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:

Feds warned Premera about security flaws before breach –

FBI Uncovers Chinese Military Cyber Attack –

Target’s proposed data breach settlement pays victims up to $10k –

Sacred Heart Health System notifies 14,000 patients of data breach after hacking attack –

Microsoft takes cafeteria payment kiosks offline as vendor deals with breach –

School board breach said to be human error –

Noobs can pwn world’s most popular BIOSes in two minutes –

Senators rip Anthem for ‘unacceptable’ response to data breach –

EMC data security fails the old fashioned way –

HP Fixes Vulnerabilities in ArcSight Products –

Dark Web’s ‘Evolution Market’ Vanishes – undergoes cyberattack for second straight day –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

FFIEC to Prepare Cyber-Risk Policy –


North Korea Internet outage could be a response to Sony Hack –

6 notorious hackers and their second careers –

Tech firms ‘will win’ encryption battle: Google chief Eric Schmidt –

China Finally Admits It Has an Army of Hackers for Cyberwar –

Chief Information Officers Council Proposes HTTPS By Default For All Federal Government Websites –

Healthcare Breaches Like Premera First Stage Of Bigger Attacks? –


Brazilian office workers delegate information security to employers –

Lax security leaves medical info open to cyber-attacks –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Researchers Earn $317,500 on First Day of Pwn2Own 2015 –

ndpoint Security Makes Quantum Shift: Part IV – Resolution –

The 7 Best Social Engineering Attacks Ever –

ANIMATION: How to Create the Perfect Password –

Making the Case for Security Investment –

How to tackle cyber crime before people even know they’re a victim –

Introduction to GSM Security –

Predicting Future Security Threats is a Risky Business –

Why Are Health Insurers Hacker Targets? –

Common Mobile Application Security, Privacy Challenges –

Cyber snipers: are you the target? –

Tips on e-commerce shops security –

Social Engineering – Most Challenging Cyber Security Threats –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells CeBIT-goers –

How the dark web spurs a spying ‘arms race’ –

NY Court Orders Sheriff To Reveal Details On Stingray Mobile Phone Surveillance –

Campaigners call to curb GCHQ spying powers –

Cisco posts kit to empty houses to dodge NSA chop shops –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Paedophile who tried to arrange to abuse eight-year-old girl while working at the SOUTH POLE is jailed for three years –

Australia gets its first Children’s e-Safety Commissioner –

Police supporting Child Sexual Exploitation awareness day –


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