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Information Security Breach Report – 21 May 2015

Written by SRM

21st May 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 Router Attack Displays Fake Warning Messages –

Data breach involves Southwest Licking student info –

Android stock browser vulnerable to URL spoofing –

Cps Experiencing Data Breach After Sharing 4,000 Students Personal Information –

Tech experts urge cyber ‘vigilance’ after ATW website hacked Tuesday –

Fee website used by Weber School District hacked –

Data Belonging To 1.1 Million CareFirst Customers Stolen In Cyber Attack –

Say hello to the latest cyber superbug –

‘Venom’ Security Bug Allows Network Intrusion via the Cloud –

Crypto Ransomware Seeks Dominance as New Threats Emerge to Encrypt and Destroy Files –

Hard-coded credentials placing dental offices at risk –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Apple Fixes Security Bugs With First Update for Watch OS –

Cracking down on poor cyber hygiene –

Phishing and Malware Cyberattacks are Directed at Law Firms (and Clients) – So it’s Time to Train Employees –

FTC looks ‘favorably’ on firms that report data breach –

Cyber thieves targeting the Internet with more sophistication –

EFF Asks Court To Reconsider Ruling That Would Make Violating Work Computer Policies A Criminal Act –

E-paper display gives payment cards a changing security code –

DDoS attacks increase and methods changed in Q1 2015, report says –

This 9-Year-Old CEO Knows more about Cyber Security Than You Do –

Google changes Chrome extension policy amid security concerns –

Cyber risk now seen as a top 10 global threat to businesses –

How much money do cyber crooks collect via crypto ransomware? –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

5 Easy Ways to Avoid Getting Hacked at ATMs –

Logjam vulnerability – what you need to know –

All Roads Lead to the Need to Strengthen Your Security Operations Center? –

Legally Blind and Deaf – How Computer Crime Laws Silence Helpful Hackers –

Hacker launches ransomware rescue kit –

What combination locks teach us about encryption weakness –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories:

Tribunal finds no breach of privacy law by employer using Facebook to investigate misconduct claims –

Americans’ Attitudes About Privacy, Security and Surveillance –


Safeguarding Children and School E-Safety stories:

Online safety: If you want something done right, do it yourself –

Raising cyber kids in GenNBN –

Suspend, blacklist cyberbullies –


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