malicious e-mail

I’ve received the first malicious e-mail as a result of a compromised Yahoo! e-mail account. I’ve warned the individual and hopefully he still has control of the account and can secure it again.

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yahoo breach

If you had a Yahoo!, BT or Sky e-mail account (also AT&T, Frontier.com and Rogers) back in 2013, well you are definitely part of the latest and greatest Yahoo breach.

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deloitte breach

The Deloitte breach that was revealed by the Guardian last week was incredibly embarrassing for the firm. They have been named Gartner’s No. 1 Security Consultancy for 5 years in a row ?.

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cloud security

I see a read a lot of cyber security stories and nothing surprises me any more. I constantly see stories about breaches and phishing. Now I turn my jaundiced eye on cloud security.

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Backdoor

It was revealed a couple of days ago that a widely used application had a backdoor in it. A specific version of CCleaner, a well known utility for doing housekeeping on computers, had been compromised by evil doers. 

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data breaches clown

You probably keep hearing about data breaches. For example the AIB customer data breach that came out today. The recent Equifax data breach in the US (it’s only for Americans, so not your problem – or is it?).

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Data breach

You might remember that last year, Yahoo! were shown to have suffered a data breach not once, but twice which led to the personal data associated with ~1.5 billion accounts being stolen by evil doers. This was a pretty massive story at the time and it was widely reported.

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Data Breach Investigation Report

This probably won’t have shown up in your mailbox or in the media that you consume, whether virtual or physical. In the Cyber Security game, the annual Data Breach Investigation Report (DBIR) from Verizon is required reading. This is it’s tenth year in circulation and it grows every year. It’s nothing like the typical surveys…

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Payment card breach at IHG

The InterContinental Hotel Group (IHG) were hit by a payment card breach at some 1,175 of their franchise hotels, virtually all of which are based in the USA. This breach occurred between September 29th 2016 and December 29th 2016 and was as a result of malicious software (malware) somehow being installed on systems that were…

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