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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

Oracle Fixes 104 Flaws in Massive April Patch Update Oracle Fixes 104 Flaws in Massive April Patch Update

Oracle has released its April 2014 Critical Patch Update, providing fixes for 104 vulnerabilities across a number of product lines, with several of them considered severe. Among the patches are fixes for 37 Java SE vulnerabilities.
17 April 2014

Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness Despite Mobile, Cloud and Big Data, People Are the Biggest Security Weakness

As the volume of data generated within the enterprise workflow grows bigger each and every day, adopting a future-proof approach to information security will be increasingly imperative – and even more challenging. Much talk has arisen about the cloud and mobile devices, and their requisite applications, being a growing threat vector. But new survey results suggest that when it comes to protecting companies’ IT infrastructure, it is in fact people who present the biggest security problem.
17 April 2014

Disintegration of Trust in Cyberspace Must Drive New Security Attitudes Disintegration of Trust in Cyberspace Must Drive New Security Attitudes

The revelations in 2013 that governments and their agencies have been spying on citizens in the name of national security have seriously undermined trust when it comes to operating in cyberspace, according to the Information Security Forum (ISF).
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

Research Report Confirms Snowden’s Positive Effect on Industry Research Report Confirms Snowden’s Positive Effect on Industry

More than half of information security professionals believe the Snowden revelations have had a positive effect on the industry, according to a report released today. The research report, titled ‘Information security: From business barrier to business enabler’, surveyed 1,149 information security professionals across the globe about the industry landscape and the challenges they face.
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

98% of English Police Not Trained to Fight Cybercrime 98% of English Police Not Trained to Fight Cybercrime

Police have to be prepared for any contingency, but when it comes to cybercrime in the UK, it turns out that the boys and girls in blue have some work to do. A report from her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has found only 2% of police staff across 37 forces in England and Wales had been trained to effectively investigate cybercrime.
15 April 2014

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