Posts Tagged ‘Data Breach’

MyFitnessPal Breach – Bigger than Equifax

MyFitnessPal Breach

The MyFitnessPal online fitness and nutrition website has suffered a data breach which affects up to 150 million customers. That is a few million more than the Equifax breach. Under Armour, the website’s owner, reported the breach yesterday. 

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What will 2018 bring?

will 2018 bring

So what will 2018 bring to us all in the areas of cyber security and data privacy/protection? I had a go at this predicting thing last year and you can see how I got on here.

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Video – 6 Examples of a data breach

6 examples of a data breach

Something new for us this time. A short video blog. This showing 6 examples of a data breach under the GDPR. The 6 examples are: A Lost or Stolen Laptop Sending e-mail to the wrong person. Disposal of confidential papers. Sharing of a password. Allowing copying of files to USB memory keys. Sending an e-mail…

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Password Sharing = Data Breach

password sharing

I saw the tweet below about password sharing from Nadine Dorries, currently a British MP and initially thought “That’s not a good idea. This person needs to receive some security awareness training.” I even have a commandment for it.

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Heathrow’s dangerous data breach

heathrow data breach

You may not have heard about this, as it emerged on Sunday. There was a data breach relating to Heathrow Airport. A fully accessible USB memory stick was found on a London street.

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Malicious e-mail from Yahoo! breach.

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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Deloitte breach is very embarrassing.

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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Data Breaches – what’s the risk to you?

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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PSC – What’s all the fuss about a little card?

PSC - Public Services Card

The Public Services Card (PSC) has become something of a “hot-button” topic in recent weeks. It’s been featuring on the national radio stations in the last week with plenty of discussion taking place. So in this post I’ll try to set out what is happening and why you may want to be concerned or not,…

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Data Breach Handling – 3 recent examples.

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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The Annual Data Breach report is out.

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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