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Information Security Breach Report – 21 April 2015

Written by SRM

21st April 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:

Operation Pawn Storm on Continued Marathon, Attacking Targets Now with Advance Infrastructure –

Several Vulnerabilities Found in Enterprise Search Engine SearchBlox –

WikiLeaks Dumps Data from Sony Hacking Scandal –

HSBC Acknowledges Data Breach –

Updates Fix Several Vulnerabilities in HP Network Automation –

Local families among victims of improper use of DCF information –

D-Link: sorry we’re SOHOpeless –

JavaScript CPU cache snooper tells crooks EVERYTHING you do online –

Watch: Nasty JPEG pops corporate locks on Windows boxes –

Patch Tuesday, exploit Thursday: Windows HTTP.sys flaw under attack –

Flaw in Schneider Electric Vamp Software Allows Arbitrary Code Execution –

Moxa Industrial Surveillance Products Affected by RCE Vulnerability –

Hotel Operator White Lodging Struck Again by PoS Attack –

Phishing catches victims ‘in minutes’ –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Zero-Day Vulnerabilities Rose in 2014: Symantec –

The Rise of the Chief Security Officer: What It Means for Corporations and Customers –

Verizon Data Breach Study Finds Old Flaws Remain Dangerous –

Anonymous slams cyber threat-sharing bill –

IT’S WAR: Hacktivists throw in their lot with spies and the military –

Most Cyberattacks Are Phishing Related, Not Sophisticated Technical Attacks –

It’s boom times for hackers as cyber sleuths gather –

Can security analytics be key in breach detection? –

Study highlights increasing cyber crime threats to governments –

United boots cyber security expert from flight after he noted security flaws –

The positive side of security threats –

Employees have no qualms in selling corporate passwords –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

What does PCI DSS Version 3.1 mean to you? –

The 20,000 fake phone numbers –

9 things retailers need to know about data breaches –

Cybercriminals still rely on decades-old techniques –

How to create a powerful password: Your ultimate guide to beating the hackers –

4 Ways Your Small Business Can Better Prevent Cyber Crime –

Get Cyber Fit Without Breaking a Sweat –

RFIDs, Encryption, and Stop Rules. –

sptoolkit Rebirth – Simple Phishing Toolkit –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

That’s right: FBI agents can’t pretend to be ISP repairmen to search homes without a warrant –

Lawyer: Cops dropped robbery case rather than detail FBI’s StingRay phone snoop gizmo –

Lost in the clouds: Your private data has been indexed by Google –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Arrest Made In Connection With Instagram Death Threats In San Dimas –

Thousands of children receive lessons on online safety –

Protecting Children’s Rights in the Digital World: An Ever-Growing Challenge – Social Work Helper –


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