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Shut the Backdoor! You’re Letting the Hackers Breeze in…



Shut the Backdoor! You’re Letting the Hackers Breeze in…

News broke back in March 2016 that several major law firms in the US had been breached by hackers. This may have slipped somewhat under the radar, as just a few days later came the announcement of the Mossack Fonseca leak (it was also a breach), but … |More

Don’t Hand the Baton to the Baddies, Stay Cyber-Fit and Go for Gold!



Don’t Hand the Baton to the Baddies, Stay Cyber-Fit and Go for Gold!


Keeping information secure can feel more like a never-ending marathon than a short sprint. 2016’s summer of sport is already in full swing, with the Euros and Wimbledon seeming to have flown by and the Rio 2016 Olympics now upon us.

Such high-profile events provide an … |More

Failure to Prepare for a Data Breach is Preparing to Fail



Failure to Prepare for a Data Breach is Preparing to Fail


It’s often best to head into any venture with a “plan for the worst, hope for the best” mentality, and that mantra can be applied to information security as well. No-one expects a data breach to happen at their company, but new research from the Ponemon … |More

Mossack Fonseca – History’s Biggest Data Breach?



Mossack Fonseca – History’s Biggest Data Breach?


On Sunday 10th April the ICIJ (International Consortium of Investigative Journalists) in joint action with over 190 of its partners began publishing details of the 11 million leaked documents of the world’s 4th biggest offshore law firm, Panama’s Mossack Fonseca. The scale of the leak … |More

Are Phishing Attacks Here to Stay?



Are Phishing Attacks Here to Stay?



Phishing is a frequent cause of data security incidents in organisations. It is probably one of the most effective social engineering tools in the hacker’s kit. The reason a lot of organisations become targets of phishing attacks is that employees are simply not aware of its … |More

Drinkman – a Contributor to “the Biggest Breach in US History”



Drinkman – a Contributor to “the Biggest Breach in US History”

Russian national Vladimir Drinkman has pleaded guilty to participating in a major hacking scheme that resulted in the theft of millions of credit card numbers and millions of dollars in damages. He was arrested in the Netherlands in 2012: Drinkman fought extradition to the United States from a prison there … |More

Uber Is to Quadruple Its Security Team



Uber Is to Quadruple Its Security Team

Taxi services provider and Black Cab nemesis Uber has recently announced that it will be expanding its security team. Uber aims to lessen concerns about data privacy and be more prepared in case they need to defend against hackers. The current number of staff working in a security team is … |More

Carphone Warehouse Says The Recent Attack Represents ‘The Reality of the Modern World’



Carphone Warehouse Says The Recent Attack Represents ‘The Reality of the Modern World’

The mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse admitted that up to 2.4m customers’ personal data, such as names, addresses and DOBs might have been exposed to hackers. There is a possibility that encrypted payment card details have also be accessed, leaving previous and existing customers to worry even more.

The … |More

Everything Is Getting Very Real as Epic Games Suffer Epic Security Fail



Everything Is Getting Very Real as Epic Games Suffer Epic Security Fail

Epic Games, maker of hit titles including Gears of War, Unreal Tournament and the legendary Unreal Gaming Engine have had their Games’ forums hacked. The forums have been taken offline and will only re-open once the issue is resolved. The current information on the website states:

 

“We’re performing

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