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Student arrested for grade-changing school data breach

A 17-year-old student in America has been arrested and charged with illegally accessing government computers, months after the data breach took place.

The security review: Encryption 101 and Android security updates

Highlights from the past seven days in information security include encryption insights, Android updates, Facebook at 12 and a data breach at UCF in the US.

63,000 people affected by UCF data breach

The University of Central Florida (UCF) has revealed that it has experienced a major data breach. Up to 63,000 people are thought to be affected by the incident.

Wendy’s launches investigation into possible data breach

The fast food chain Wendy’s may have been the victim of a data breach, the security expert Brian Krebs has revealed. Unusual activity has been reported.

5 of the most devastating data breaches of 2015

Data breaches got bigger, brasher and more devastating in 2015. In this feature, we look at how some of the biggest came about and the impact they had.

UK businesses ‘slow to respond to unusual network activity’

A new study has found that UK businesses, in comparison to their international counterparts, are slow to respond to unusual activity on their networks.

Man arrested in connection with VTech data breach

Authorities in the UK have announced that a 21-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the major data breach at VTech in November.

Data breaches ‘likely’ to affect consumer loyalty

A new survey of consumers from across the globe finds that data breaches have an impact on their trust in a business that has been the victim of a cyberattack.

OPM data breach ‘not state-sponsored’ says China

A major data breach at the OPM in June was the result of cybercriminal activity that had nothing to do with state-sponsored cybercrime, China has disclosed.

10 million VTech users now known to have been compromised

Over 10 million users now known to have been affected by VTech data breach, the specialist electronic toys and technology company has revealed.

5 million VTech customers affected by major data breach

VTech announced that its Learning Lodge website was attacked by cybercriminals, affecting up to five million customers.

The security review: Virtualization, diversity and encryption

Get up-to-date with the latest happenings in information security with our review of the past week.

Comcast resets 200,000 cleartext passwords that were up for sale online

Comcast resets customer account details after it found out that information was being sold on the dark web.

Nearly 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked

TalkTalk talks numbers – revealing that “only 4%” of its users were affected by the hacking attack on its systems.

TalkTalk experiences ‘significant and sustained cyberattack’

It has been revealed that TalkTalk has been subject to a “significant and sustained cyberattack”, with criminals likely to have accessed personal and banking details belonging to its customers.

Sony agrees to $8 million settlement over 2014 data breach

Sony Pictures Entertainment says that it will pay out $8 million to its employees, over a data breach last year. The studio was attacked by cybercriminals over the release of the movie The Interview.

CIA director’s personal email account ‘breached by teen’

It has been claimed that the director of the CIA has had his personal email account breached by a teenager, with social engineering playing a part in the hack.

10 key facts you need to know about cyber insurance

The regular occurrence of data breaches is pushing organizations to think more seriously about updating their risk management policies. With that in mind, we look at the top ten things you need to know about cyber insurance, which is fast becoming a business necessity.

America’s Thrift Stores experiences data breach

America’s Thrift Stores has announced that it is the latest victim of a cyberattack, with the gang behind the data breach thought to be from Eastern Europe.

Dow Jones & Company experiences data breach

The latest big name victim of a data breach is Dow Jones & Company, which reports that up to 3,500 of its customers may have been affected.

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