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Information Security Breach Report – 20 March 2015

Written by SRM

20th 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:

Latest Dridex Campaign Evades Detection with AutoClose Function –

At least 700,000 routers given to customers by ISPs are vulnerable to hacking –

DLL Hijacking Flaws Found in Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk –

Drupal Flaw Allows Attackers to Forge Password Reset URLs –

HP Fixes Vulnerabilities in ArcSight Products –

Johnson Controls, XZERES, Honeywell Patch Vulnerable Products –

NYPD cop in court for allegedly hacking into the FBI –

Big Think’s Facebook Fan Page Hacked and Sending out Horrifying Spam –

More than 260 charged in online child abuse operation –

Alert: Indian ATMs Face New Attacks –

EMC Patches Flaws in M&R, Secure Remote Services –

Dozens of international students reporting credit card fraud –

Public school board ‘actively’ investigating new allegations of privacy breach –


Anti-censorship group in China faces DDoS attack –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

New attacks suggest leeway for patching Flash Player is shrinking –

Recommendations detailed for Mayor and Met on cyber policing –

France ‘particularly fertile ground’ for cyber attacks, says security firm –

US hopes reward offers can help net foreign cyber criminals –

Data Breach Detection Takes Days or Longer For Many Businesses: Survey –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

‘Compliance fatigue’ sets in –

Are your business partners secure? –

The High Cost of a Data Breach Data: Do You Have $5M to Lose? –

The decade of the data breach – how to cope –

Assessing end-user awareness of social engineering and phishing –;jsessionid=1914F4739F4C6EF0C9ED9594EDABF371?doi=

New Threat: ID Theft in the Workplace –

Defining “Meaningful Human Control” Over Autonomous Weapons –

How Film Industry May Combat Cyber Crime –

These guys show how easy it is to scam people via social engineering –

The Screen Savers – Hosted by Kevin Mitnick & Steve Wozniak –

Pass the hash! –!/19479


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Equifax mistakenly sends hundreds of credit reports to Biddeford woman –

Common Mobile Application Security, Privacy Challenges –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Cyber bullying is devastating, says Monica Lewinsky –

Students learn how to stand up to cyber bullying on National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence –

Support pledged to campaign against child grooming –


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