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Equifax fined by ICO over data breach that hit Britons

Credit rating agency Equifax is to be fined £500,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after it failed to protect the personal data of 15 million Britons. A 2017 cyber-attack exposed information belonging to 146 million people around the world, mostly in the US. The compromised systems were also US-based. But the ICO ruled Equifax’s […]

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The Protection of Personal Information Act (POPI) in South Africa – Benefits and Challenges

by Ilenia Vidili In South Africa the Protection of Personal information Act (POPI) aims to regulate how companies secure the integrity and confidentiality of their data assets by taking technical and organisational measures to prevent the loss of, and damage and unauthorised access to, personal information. POPI was signed into law on 26th November 2013 […]

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Most common type of data breaches

Cyber attacks have become a regular occurrence in the last few years; in fact, you can’t turn the news on without some mention of a business suffering an attack. Most attacks are fuelled by criminals looking to steal valuable information, but what type of information is being stolen? According to a report by Veracode, the […]

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Information Security Breaches: Avoidance and Treatment based on ISO27001

Information Security Breaches: Avoidance and Treatment based on ISO27001 If you are running a business, you learn to expect the unexpected. Even if you have taken all the right precautions, your company might still find itself confronted with an information security breach. How would your business cope then? There are lots of books that will […]

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LULZ Security Hacks CIA Website!

“Tango down – cia.gov – for the lulz,” the group, which had earlier claimed responsibility for hacking into the websites of the U.S. Senate, Sony, Nintendo and Fox News, wrote on its Twitter feed. “While some people think this is a fun game that can also help point out corporate security weaknesses, the truth is […]

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Hacker Groups Attacks US Senate WebSite

US Senate Hacked! “We Don’t Like The U.S. Government Very Much” LULZ Security The video states some reasons in significant rise of hack attack by Lulz Security on US information assets including critical assets (US senate) which is a growing threat to national security. Leon Penetta warned in last week hearing that next Pearl Harbor […]

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Citi credit card security breach discovered

“Citigroup says it has discovered a security breach in which a hacker accessed personal information from hundreds of thousands of accounts. Citigroup said the breach occurred last month and affected about 200,000 customers.” “During routine monitoring, we recently discovered unauthorized access to Citi’s account online,” said Citigroup, in a prepared statement. “A limited number — […]

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Hackers breach FBI partner’s site

LONDON — Nearly 180 passwords belonging to members of an Atlanta-based FBI partner organization have been stolen and leaked to the Internet, the group confirmed yesterday. The logins belonged to the local chapter of InfraGard, a public-private partnership devoted to sharing information about threats to US physical and Internet infrastructure, the chapter’s president said. “Someone […]

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Hackers breach US defense contractors network

LONDON: Unknown hackers have broken into the security networks of Lockheed Martin Corp (LMT.N) and several other US military contractors, a source with direct knowledge of the attacks told this news agency. They breached security systems designed to keep out intruders by creating duplicates to “SecurID” electronic keys from EMC Corp’s (EMC.N) RSA security division, […]

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How to Manage Information Security Breaches Effectively

A complete solution to manage an information security incident Managing Information Security Breaches Even when organisations take precautions, they may still be at risk of a data breach. Information security incidents do not just affect small businesses; major companies and government departments suffer from them as well. A strategic framework Managing Information Security Breaches sets […]

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RSA Security breach sparks reseller concern

By Doug Woodburn Rival SecurEnvoy claims channel partners are being inundated with calls from panicked RSA end users in wake of security attack RSA Security ‘s customer-data breach has sparked “panic” among the vendor’s customers and channel partners, according to rivals. In an open letter to customers posted on RSA’s website yesterday, executive chairman Art […]

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Security glitch exposes WellPoint data again

Image via Wikipedia By Tom Murphy INDIANAPOLIS – WellPoint Inc. has notified 470,000 individual insurance customers that medical records, credit card numbers and other sensitive information may have been exposed in the latest security breach of the health insurer’s records. The Indianapolis company said the problem stemmed from an online program customers can use to […]

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Facebook Accounts Hacked; 1.5 Million Login IDs For Sale?

Russian Hacker ‘Kirllos’ Claims He Stole Accounts of 1 in 300 Facebook Users By LIZ HERON Want a great deal on a Facebook account? A Russian hacker who calls himself “kirllos” claims he can sell you 1,000 unsuspecting users’ login credentials for just $25, or $45 if the accounts have more than 10 friends each. […]

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NorCal’s John Muir hospital warns of breach

Image by Sparticus via Flickr The Associated Press Posted: 04/06/2010 08:31:15 AM PDT WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—More than 5,000 patients in the John Muir hospital system have been warned of a potential security breach after two laptop computers that contained personal and health information were stolen. The laptops were stolen from a perinatal office in Walnut […]

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UCSF laptop containing patient files stolen

Image via Wikipedia The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO—The medical records of more than 4,000 patients at the University of California, San Francisco may have been compromised after a laptop they were on was stolen. Officials with the university said Wednesday the laptop was recovered earlier this month after it was taken from a medical school […]

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Hackers deface 5th govt Web site, mock automated polls

By Jerrie Abella, GMANews.TV Another government Web site was found defaced Sunday night – the fifth attack since last month. Hackers of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) Web site, however, took on a bolder approach by leaving a message that seemed to mock the upcoming automated elections. “Ano ba gagamitin sa Election? […]

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ATM bandits hack security

Image via Wikipedia Overseas gangs have cracked the code of ATM anti-skimming devices in Australia just two months after their roll-out. ATM Security Breach News Video Overseas gang has cracked the code of ATM using skimming devices in Australia, where bank customers are defenseless against organized crime unless they check ATM themselves against any sign […]

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FBI Probes Hacks at Citibank

Image by wallyg via Flickr The Wall Street Journal The Federal Bureau of Investigation is probing a computer-security breach targeting Citigroup Inc. that resulted in a theft of tens of millions of dollars by computer hackers who appear linked to a Russian cyber gang, according to government officials. The attack took aim at Citigroup’s Citibank […]

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Major security breach

from AFP Into The Breach By Josh Rushing in Asia When I was embedded with the US military in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, in August I wandered into a tent that I immediately recognized from my days in the military. It was an operations tent, but it was far more technologically advanced than any operations center […]

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Internet security breach found at UCSF

Image via Wikipedia By Erin Allday, SF Chronicle Hackers may have had access to personal information for about 600 UCSF patients as a result of an Internet “phishing” scam, campus officials said Tuesday. The security breach occurred in September when a faculty physician in the UCSF School of Medicine provided a user name and password […]

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