Data breach

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.

Experian experiences T-Mobile data breach

Experian has revealed that information belonging to T-Mobile, which was housed on one of its servers, has been accessed by cybercriminals in a data breach.

Second Russian pleads guilty in record US data breach

A second Russian man has admitted that he was part of a group of cybercriminals that carried out the largest data breach in US history.

Security of Ashley Madison breached sooner than you think

The Ashley Madison attack could be one of the most notable instances of cybercrime in 2015. Here’s a timeline of the key events.

Web.com experiences data breach

Web.com reveals that was the victim of a data breach this month, which affected up to 93,000 of its customers.

Impact Team releases stolen Ashley Madison data online

The Impact Team have released stolen Ashley Madison data on the dark web, which includes personal information belonging to 37 million users of the website.

IRS data breach more severe than originally thought

IRS admits that the data breach it experienced in May is far bigger than previously thought.

ICO investigating major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK

The Information Commissioner’s Office is “making enquiries” into a major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK.

Indiana’s AG launches investigation into major data breach

Indiana’s Attorney General has launched an investigation into a data breach at Medical Informatics Engineering, which has affected up to 4 million people.

37 million relationship cheats could be exposed by Ashley Madison hack

The 37 million users of hacked infidelity site Ashley Madison are at risk of having their names and private details leaked, reports The Verge.

Barclays compensates customers after personal data trove uncovered

Barclays bank is to pay out around £500,000 in compensation to 2,000 customers whose personal data was found on a USB stick in a flat on the south coast.

Millions of records lost in huge OPM US data breach

The US Office of Personnel Management has admitted that the widely-publicised data breach in June was more wide-reaching than at first thought.

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