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Half of UK businesses hit by Cyber Attack

The British government has announced that nearly half of all UK businesses had identified at least one cyber security breach or attack in the last 12 months. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017 details the business action on cyber security and the costs and impacts of cyber breaches and attacks. The survey, which was completed by 1,500 UK business and ... Read More »

Wonga Data Breach – Be warned: data breaches provide a distribution hub for malware for years to come

Payday lender Wonga announced this week it had suffered a data breach which could affect 250,000 of its customers in the UK and a further 25,000 in Poland. Information reported to have been stolen includes names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and bank account details. This has left those affected with a host of potential problems. With valuable private data ... Read More »

Forcepoint survey reveals European CISOs face major challenge protecting employees against data breaches and insider threats

Global cybersecurity leader Forcepoint™ today unveiled research showing that 35% of employees across the UK, France, Germany and Italy admit to have been involved in a security breach, presenting regional CISOs with a significant challenge when it comes to protecting company data, particularly in light of the forthcoming European General Data Protection Regulation will come into effect in early 2018. ... Read More »

Saks Fifth Avenue Leaves Personal Information of Thousands of Customers Exposed Online

Luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue reportedly left the personal information of tens of thousands of its customers exposed in plain text on its online shopping site. BuzzFeed News reports that customers’ e-mail addresses and phone numbers were, up until recently, visible on Saks’ retail website “in plain text online”. The Saks website is maintained by the digital division of Hudson’s ... Read More »

Hackers breach travel trade agency ABTA

A cyber attack on the website of the UK’s largest travel trade agency, ABTA, has affected 43,000 people including 1000 holidaymakers. The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) claimed hackers had broken through the web servers that host the organisation’s website. Around 1,000 files are said to have been accessed by the hack which include personal identity data of people ... Read More »

AppRiver’s Predictions for Q3

So far, 2016 has been a pretty hectic year for cybersecurity professionals – and a lucrative one for hackers. We’ve had some big breaches, massive downtimes and a plethora of e-mail scams. So what can we expect as we head into the second half of what has already been a tumultuous year for the cyber landscape? We’ve got this video ... Read More »

Hackers invade Democrats’ servers, steal entire Trump opposition file

A hack on the Democratic National Committee has given attackers access to a massive trove of data, including all opposition research into presidential candidate Donald Trump and almost a year’s worth of private e-mail and chat messages, according to a published report. In an article published Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that researchers with CrowdStrike, the security firm DNC officials ... Read More »

Cluster of “megabreaches” compromises a whopping 642 million passwords

Less than two weeks after more than 177 million LinkedIn user passwords surfaced, security researchers have discovered three more breaches involving MySpace, Tumblr, and dating website Fling that all told bring the total number of compromised accounts to more than 642 million. “Any one of these 4 I’m going to talk about on their own would be notable, but to ... Read More »

65 million Tumblr users’ email addresses, passwords sold on dark web

Email addresses and hashed and salted passwords of 65 million Tumblr users are being sold online by “peace_of_mind,” aka “Peace”, the individual that recently offered for sale LinkedIn users’ data dating back to a 2012 breach. The account credentials stolen from Tumblr are also old – according to researcher Troy Hunt, they were stolen in the site’s February 2013 breach. ... Read More »

Phineas Fisher’s Account of How He Broke Into Hacking Team Servers

Almost a year after carrying out his attacks, the hacker behind the Hacking Team data breach has published a step-by-step explainer on how he breached the company’s servers and stole all their data. Known as Phineas Fisher (past moniker FinFisher), the hacker posted a PasteBin over the weekend, in which he reveals how the attack unfolded, the tools he used, ... Read More »