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Michaels Confirms Card Breach Affecting 3 Million Customers Michaels Confirms Card Breach Affecting 3 Million Customers

Michaels Stores, the arts and crafts retail chain, has confirmed that it has been the victim of two separate, eight-month-long point-of-sale (PoS) attacks, exposing the credit and debit card data of as many as 3 million customers.
18 April 2014

Suspect Arrested in Heartbleed-related Breach at Canadian Tax Agency Suspect Arrested in Heartbleed-related Breach at Canadian Tax Agency

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have wasted no time tracking down the suspected perpetrator behind the Heartbleed-related data breach at the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) earlier this week.
17 April 2014

Netflix Scam Uses Elaborate Tech Support Ruse Netflix Scam Uses Elaborate Tech Support Ruse

Netflix is being used in a new phishing scam that lures victims into calling a “tech support” line, connecting to a live human that proceeds to probe around the user’s PC and lift information, behind an elaborate cover.
16 April 2014

More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes More than Half of IT Workers Make Undocumented System Changes

Frequent IT system changes without documentation or audit processes can cause system downtime and security breaches from internal and external threats, while decreasing overall operational efficiency. Yet, a new survey has revealed that a majority of IT professionals have made undocumented changes to their IT systems that no one else knows about.
16 April 2014

Heartbleed May Have Led to Compromises at Mumsnet and Canada Revenue Agency Heartbleed May Have Led to Compromises at Mumsnet and Canada Revenue Agency

The scourge of Heartbleed, which may affect nearly two-thirds of websites, is continuing apace with data exposures at leading UK parenting site Mumsnet and the Canadian tax agency.
15 April 2014

Mandiant: China-backed Cyber Threats Show No Signs of Abatement Mandiant: China-backed Cyber Threats Show No Signs of Abatement

More than a year after security firm Mandiant caused a stir by publishing a report that alleged China was behind widespread and increasingly sophisticated cyber-espionage projects, it’s back again to tell us that things have gone from bad to worse.
15 April 2014

HeartBleed 101 HeartBleed 101

The major security flaw known as Heartbleed, which may affect nearly two-thirds of websites online, threatens to expose masses of usernames, passwords and other sensitive information worldwide. And, predict experts, the ramifications will be with us for years.
14 April 2014

Microsoft Wins EU Data Protection Approval for Cloud Microsoft Wins EU Data Protection Approval for Cloud

Microsoft has been given the stamp of approval from Europe for data security. The Article 29 Working Party, which represents the 28 national data protection agencies across the European Union, has determined that Microsoft’s enterprise cloud contracts meet the standard for privacy protection set forth in Europe’s data protections regulations.
14 April 2014

Symantec Threat Report Confirms New Era of ‘Mega Breaches’ Symantec Threat Report Confirms New Era of ‘Mega Breaches’

In the latest Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, it is report that the number of ‘mega data breaches’ went from 1 in 2012 to 8 in 2013, with a total of 552 million identities exposed in 2013.
08 April 2014

Less than 10% of Companies Feel Safe from Insider Threats Less than 10% of Companies Feel Safe from Insider Threats

In an era of Edward Snowden and other high-profile data exfiltration incidents, such as last year's Saudi Aramco breach, perhaps it’s unsurprising that only 9% of businesses in a recent survey from Ovum said that they feel safe from insider threats.
07 April 2014

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