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Vulnerability Management

June 7th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Vulnerability Management   How ilicomm can help your business ilicomm’s vulnerability assessment programme will not only reveal as yet un-diagnosed problems but will highlight weaknesses and recommend the explicit technical controls required to mitigate the risk to a level acceptable to you.   ‘According to the new Breach Level Index, in 2017, the number of [...]

GDPR: Less Than Two Weeks

May 15th, 2018 by Hannah Densley in ilicomm News No Comments »
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GDPR: Less Than Two Weeks   What is GDPR? GDPR stands for the General Data Protection Regulation. This regulation is replacing the current European Data Protection Directive, taking effect on the 25th of May - less than two weeks' time. The GDPR applies to all companies worldwide that process personal data of EU citizens. Here [...]

Russian indicted over LinkedIn and Dropbox mega-breaches

October 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A Russian citizen has been arrested in the Czech Republic and indicted in connection with massive breaches: the 2012 attack on LinkedIn and the subsequent attack on Dropbox. Read more: https://nakedsecurity.sophos.com/2016/10/24/russian-indicted-over-linkedin-and-dropbox-mega-breaches/

Data security breached 9,000 times in government departments in just 1 year

September 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Personal data security was breached nearly 9,000 times in UK government departments in one year, according to a damning report from the National Audit Office (NAO). The watchdog revealed the 17 largest departments recorded 8,995 data breaches in 2014-15, but that only 14 were reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). HM Revenue and Customs […]

Bitcoin drops more than 10% after security breach

August 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The price of bitcoin has fallen more than 10% after the Hong Kong-based digital currency exchange Bitfinex said it had suffered a major hack. The security breach led to the possible theft of bitcoin worth $65m (£49m). Bitfinex told the Reuters news agency on Wednesday that nearly 120,000 bitcoin were stolen from its exchange platform. […]

Disney’s “Playdom” games forum breached, passwords plundered

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Playdom is an online games company that was acquired by Disney back in 2010. Most of its games seem to have been shut down some time ago, with just three titles left on the Playdom website, which is still tagged with a copyright message dated 2014. (Marvel: Avengers Alliance; Star Wars: Commander; and Guardians of […]

MySpace and Tumblr hit by ‘mega breach’

May 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Hundreds of millions of hacked account details from social networks MySpace and Tumblr have been advertised for sale online. In both cases, the logins appear to have been stolen several years ago but only recently came to light. The incident comes the same month it emerged that a four-year-old database containing more than 167 million […]

Hackers’ website breached by hacker

May 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The email addresses and private messages of more than 470,000 members of a hacking website have been leaked online following a huge data breach. The Nulled website was a popular marketplace for stolen account details and hacking tips. The leaked data contained more than 5,000 purchase records relating to the exchange of stolen information. The […]

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in April 2016 – 156,687,282 records stolen

April 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Data breaches Minecraft community lifeboat suffers data breach affecting seven million members CoinWallet Bitcoin Trader Shuts Down Following Data Breach Edwin Shaw employee loses unencrypted flash drive with 975 patients’ info Hundreds of Spotify credentials appear online – users report accounts hacked, emails changed NCT data breach – 15,000 expectant parents affected Info of 200,000 […]

Students hit by University of Greenwich data breach

February 17th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Personal details about hundreds of London-based research students were posted online in an apparent breach of data privacy laws. The University of Greenwich has apologised and said it is in the process of contacting those affected. The matter was brought to the BBC’s attention by one of the students, who discovered the information could be […]

JD Wetherspoon data breach 300% bigger than TalkTalk incident

December 8th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It has emerged that the personal details of 656,723 customers of high-street pub chain JD Wetherspoon – including their names, dates of birth, email addresses and telephone numbers – were stolen by criminals in June when a customer database related to an old website was hacked. (To put this in perspective, the recent breach at […]

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