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117 million LinkedIn members compromised by 2012 data breach

Over 117 million emails and passwords belonging to LinkedIn members have been put online for sale, it has been revealed.

Metadata from phone calls ‘reveals personal information’

Metadata that is generated through phone calls discloses a significant amount of personal information, a new study from Stanford University in the US has found.

Android apps ‘need to follow better security practice’

Many Android apps in Google Play are still not following best practice when it comes to authentication and authorization.

Cybercrime on the rise as economic crime ‘goes digital’

Incidents of cybercrime are on the rise, with a new study from PwC reporting it as the “only economic crime to have registered an increase”.

Location-tracking apps ‘breach of European data protection law’

A Norwegian-based watchdog has identified a breach of European data protection law by fitness tracking app, Runkeeper.

The security review: Online safety for families and TalkTalk

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes an online safety guide for families over the years, the repercussions of last year’s data breach at TalkTalk, and a warning from Adobe of a Flash zero-day vulnerability.

TalkTalk profits halve following last year’s major cyberattack

The UK-based telecommunications company TalkTalk has seen its profits more than halve, following last year’s “significant and sustained cyberattack”.

SWIFT: We’re not responsible for Bangladesh Bank cyberheist

SWIFT has delivered a strongly-worded statement that rejects the claims made by both Bangladesh Bank and Bangladesh Police’s Criminal Investigation Department over one of the biggest cyberheists in history.

Top tech firms ordered to disclose approach to mobile patches

Top tech organizations have been “ordered” to disclose their approach to security updates with mobile devices.

Big businesses in the UK ‘experience regular data breaches’

Data breaches are widespread among large businesses in the UK, according to a new report. The Cyber Security Breaches Survey found that two-thirds of the biggest firms have experienced an attack of some kind over the past 12 months.

The security review: Jigsaw and passphrases

Welcome to this week’s security review, which includes Jigsaw & the increasing aggressiveness of ransomware and the importance of passphrases.

New York experiences surge in reported data breaches

The New York State Office of the Attorney General has experienced a massive increase in the number of reported data breaches in 2016.

272 million email accounts compromised in major data breach

Hundreds of millions of email usernames and passwords are ‘up for grabs’ in Russia’s criminal underworld, thanks to a major data breach.

10-year-old Finnish boy uncovers Instagram comments vulnerability

A 10-year old boy has found a security flaw in Instagram and, for his efforts, been rewarded $10,000 by Facebook.

Google introduces HTTPS for blogspot domain names

Google is adding further security to the world wide web by introducing HTTPS for every blogspot domain name.

Third party risks ‘ a serious risk’

Third party risks to organizations has been described as a “serious threat”, a new study by the Ponemon Institute and Shared Assessments as revealed.

Cybercriminals ‘increasingly relying upon ransomware’

Ransomware is being increasingly relied upon in cyberattacks, according to Verizon’s latest Data Breach Investigations Report.

Malware found at a German nuclear power plant

Malware has been found on a computer at Gundremmingen nuclear power plant in Germany, it has been revealed. RWE states that it is not considered a threat as the infected computer is not connected to the internet.

Malware ‘used as part of a wider toolkit’ in Bangladesh Bank attack

Malware used by cybercriminals to carry out one of the biggest cyberheists in history is thought to have been “part of a wider attack toolkit”, according to a BAE Systems’ security researcher.

BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach: 1m affected

The personal data of around 1.1 million people could be sold off on the black market after BeautifulPeople.com experiences data breach.

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