Items Tagged with "Data Loss"


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Incident Response: Have You Got a Plan?

February 06, 2012 Added by:Neira Jones

We should always aim to reduce the frequency of security incidents by effectively securing networks, systems, applications and have the appropriate policies and processes in place, and the NIST report helps in providing guidelines on responding to incidents effectively...

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Data Privacy: Oxymoron, Wishful Thinking, or Strategic Goal?

February 03, 2012 Added by:Brian Dean

Consumers are desensitized to breaches, as evidenced by the meager rate of consumers applying for free credit monitoring services after a company breach. If you analyze the data that was breached, sometimes you have to ask, “Why are they even collecting all of that data?”

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Data Loss Doesn’t Always Mean Getting Hacked

February 03, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

Recently UCLA announced 16,000 patients were potential victims of identity theft because a doctor’s home office was broken into and data stolen. Data breaches cost big bucks. Encryption in this scenario failed due to a password on a sticky note near the laptop...

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How Will Facebook’s IPO Impact Online Privacy?

February 02, 2012 Added by:Allan Pratt, MBA

The dramatic shift away from protecting confidential data is due to “the Facebook era.” While we’ve all met new friends and reconnected with family members, the reality is that thieves are out there devising innovative ways to steal our identities and confidential data...

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Leaking Vault Update: Records Breached Figure Passes One Billion

January 31, 2012 Added by:Suzanne Widup

Although 2007 and 2008 grew the most in terms of additional incidents being disclosed, 2008 showed the highest number of additional records, with almost 95 million. Though 2011 is not the highest in terms of incidents, it is now the leader for records disclosed thus far...

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Five Tips on How to Prevent the Next Data Breach

January 28, 2012 Added by:Robert Siciliano

You may be aware of the uber techie bad boy hackers of Anonymous/LulzSec/AntiSec/WikiLeaks/ScriptKiddies and the organized web mobs of the world. Did you know they have wreaked havoc to the degree that almost a billion records have been compromised?

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2012 Has Delivered Her First Giant Data Breach

January 17, 2012 Added by:Josh Shaul

We consumers need to pressure business to change their practices and protect our information. By asking questions, we’ll force organizations to recognize the importance of effective security, and to either do it properly or lose customers to a competitor who will...

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Symantec Hacked in 2006? Claim Raises More Questions

January 17, 2012 Added by:Headlines

Symantec now claims that the company's own networks were in fact breached back in 2006, leading to the loss of proprietary product data: "...an investigation into the matter had revealed that the company's networks had indeed been compromised"...

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T-Mobile: Hacktivism Strikes Again

January 16, 2012 Added by:Pierluigi Paganini

The technique is always the same: ridicule the opponents, show their inability to secure their networks, and express disagreement with the decisions and policies pursued by companies and government organizations...

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Zappos.com Hack: 24 Million Customer Records Breached

January 15, 2012 Added by:Headlines

A source has provided Infosec Island with a copy of a message they received while logging in to their account regarding a "security update". The message advises customers to change their password, but makes no mention of the massive data loss event...

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Israeli Hackers Counterhack and Steal Saudi Credit Cards

January 10, 2012 Added by:Headlines

In a tit for tat type move, Pro-Israeli hackers breached Saudi shopping sites and that they have thousands of Saudi credit cards. “If the leaks continue, we will cause severe damage to the privacy of Saudi citizens,” one of the Israeli’s stated...

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Was Stratfor Breached By an Insider?

January 03, 2012 Added by:Jeffrey Carr

I'm not accusing Michael Mooney of being involved. I am, however, stating that attacks by insiders who hold a grudge against their employer are common and Mooney's position along with the circumstances around his departure will certainly be explored by law enforcement...

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Stratfor Hack Proves a Few Things

January 03, 2012 Added by:

How many more companies believe they can get by with half-baked security? Why are budgets being cut for information security by CIOs who just don’t get it? Why is it that organizations do business with other organizations without performing due diligence on the entity?

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Gamers: Hackers Latest Hot Target

December 18, 2011 Added by:Josh Shaul

If you are a gamer and you use any online gaming network or service, please be vigilant and cautious. Don't click on any offer that comes in via email, and don't signing up for anything gaming related unless you are doing so direct from the software manufacturer or gaming network...

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Are Your Health Records at Risk?

December 14, 2011 Added by:Christopher Burgess

Have we now arrived at the point in obtaining medical care that in addition to looking into the medical practitioner's experience and confirming they are compliant with HIPAA, that we now must review their data handling policies before choosing a health care provider?

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Restaurant Depot Customers Alerted of Data Breach

December 12, 2011 Added by:Headlines

"Trustwave found that that the thieves inserted malicious software or 'malware' into the credit and debit card processing systems used in Restaurant Depot stores. The malware collected card information as it was processed, stored it temporarily, and then sent it to a computer server in Russia..."

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