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The Money Shop hit with £180,000 fine after losing computer details of customers

The Money Shop has been fined £180,000 after losing computer servers containing details for thousands of customers<p>The pay day lender was issued the …

Northern Ireland

Why the password hackers never trigger an account lockout

Author:<p>Published<p>in Data loss, Privacy, Vulnerability 30<p>I was chatting with a particularly astute 15-year-old this weekend (we can call him Jack, just …

IT security

Why you never need to give out your password to the help desk

Author:<p>Published<p>in Privacy, Security threats 2<p>By now, those of us who follow advice on sites like this are fully aware that Microsoft is NEVER going …

IT security

'British Gas' and 'Home Office' email ransomware warning

A new spate of ransomware attacks is threatening to lockdown yet more computers, according to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB).<p>The NFIB …

Beware email password recovery scam

One of the increasing trends in cyber-crime is hacking into a victim’s email account, either to steal personal and sensitive information or to gather …

Identity Theft

Paying $20 to delete your Ashley Madison profile was probably a bad idea | Ars Technica

Cheaters are pushed for money to delete profiles, but they don't have to pay.<p>About a year ago, Ars ran this article looking into how Ashley Madison …

UK minister: Cyber-security a 'priority' for government, but no ban on encryption

UK minister Ed Vaizey has dismissed media reports that the Conservative government plans to ban encryption, whilst also promising that cyber-security …

Cybersecurity

Serious Zero-Day Security Flaw in iOS and OS X Could Lead to Password Theft | The Mac Security Blog

​<p>Is almost nine months long enough to fix a serious security vulnerability that hackers could use to steal passwords and plant malware undetected on …

HSE reports data breach on GP scheme applications

The HSE has said that due to problems with its online registration system for free GP care for children under six, a very small number of people had …

News (Ireland)

Unpatched iOS Mail bug allows spoof login prompts

A flaw in the way HTML content in email is handled in iOS 8.1.2 lets spoof login prompts to be delivered to the user, allowing attackers to harvest …

Information Security

UK firm launches emoji alternative to Pin codes

<b>A British company has launched an emoji alternative to the traditional four-digit Pin code commonly used for accessing online banking.</b><p>Intelligent Environments says its Emoji Passcode service is more secure because there are more potential combinations of the 44 emojis than there are of the numbers …

Information Systems

Breaches double: government urges cyber security action

In a press release earlier this month, the government has warned businesses to take action as research finds that the cost of cyber security breaches …

Cybersecurity

Woolworths' Self-Inflicted Breach A Clear Example Of Insider Negligence

Australian grocer sent master spreadsheet of customer information and redeemable codes for thousands of gift cards to hundreds of customers.<p>This …

Information Security

HT Posts Archives - The Leading IT Management Blog | Ivanti

Microsoft has delayed the release of this month’s security updates. Just minutes before the scheduled updates release, they provided a short …

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Comment: Is data protection the new health and safety?

Paul Motion, partner with bto solicitors’ data protection defence team<p>For businesses in Scotland today, health and safety is a prominent feature on …

CCTV

Hackers plant obscene image on electronic billboard in Atlanta

Author:<p>Published<p>in Law & order, Vulnerability 2<p>I've spoken before about hackers f**king around with road signs to display images claiming everything …

IT security

The No. 1 mistake hackers hope you make

A strong password is a pain to create, remember and type. That's why far too many people settle for passwords that are weaker and easier to remember than they should be. But strong passwords are essential for keeping hackers and snoopers out of your online accounts.<p>Fortunately, I know a few good …

Information Systems

Ignore cyber fears and get the basics right, say infosec experts

For all the talk of cyber-warfare and black-hat hackers, most information security experts still get the basics wrong, said speakers at today's 44CON …

Cybersecurity

The 12 Security Questions You Should Ask Your Cloud Provider

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) probably have the most to gain from cloud computing, but that doesn’t mean they should walk into a …

Cybersecurity

Cyber Insurers Dictating Cybersecurity Standards?

By on April 2, 2015 • ( 7 Comments )<p>A run down of the key challenges with choosing and using cyber insurance called out in the last few months.<p>It …

IT security

KPMG: Investors Turned Off By Poor Cybersecurity

Nearly 80% of investors would be put off investing in a business if it has been hacked or has an ineffective cybersecurity strategy, according to new …

Banks hide cyber crime losses, says City of London Police

Banks are obscuring the true amount of money lost to cyber fraudsters preferring to write off cyber incidents as losses, according to the City of …

Errors Like Email Fails Cause 30 Percent of Data Breaches, Verizon Says

Email fails are common, but for companies, they can be expensive and dangerous mistakes.<p>The single biggest cause of data breaches in 2014 was "miscellaneous errors," like a staffer emailing sensitive information to the wrong email address, according to Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations …

Security

Beware of malicious "Internal ONLY" emails - Help Net Security

Malware peddlers are once again trying to trick users into downloading malware by sending out fake emails impersonating domain administrators.<p>The …

Cybersecurity
British Airways

Cyber-attacks not so advanced after all, finds Verizon

The information security industry constantly warns of the latest 'advanced' or 'in-the-wild' malware but new analysis from Verizon suggests that …

Cybersecurity

Kaspersky releases decryption tool that unlocks ransomware

You never should have clicked on the email attachment from that Nairobian prince. Now ransomware's got you locked out of your own computer and is demanding money before you can use it again. But before you reach for you wallet, take a look at this decryption key generator that Kaspersky has built. …

A quick way to tell if your PC was hit by the Simda botnet

Author:<p>Published<p>in Botnet, Law & order, Malware, Microsoft, Vulnerability, Windows 6<p>Interpol and a variety of key players in the computer security …

IT security

Fancy an insecure cookie? 99 percent of FTSE 100 do

Just one company in the FTSE 100 secures its cookies, leaving the privacy of people visiting the websites of the remaining 99 at risk, a survey …

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