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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

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

FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Privacy Concerns FBI's Massive Facial Recognition Database Raises Privacy Concerns

The FBI is planning a new way to track and uncover potential threats – a massive facial recognition database. According to documents obtained by the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Bureau's database will contain about 52 million biometric records by the end of the year, with plans to hold records on as many as 100 million people, or, roughly one-third of the country’s population. And that, of course, raises privacy concerns.
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

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

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

UK Launches Scheme to Measure Security Preparedness UK Launches Scheme to Measure Security Preparedness

The UK’s Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has announced the Cyber Essentials Scheme, as part of the government’s overall cyber-security strategy.
08 April 2014

Insider Leaks 1,000-page Dossier on BBC Confidential Sources Insider Leaks 1,000-page Dossier on BBC Confidential Sources

The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office has been asked to investigate alleged breaches of data protection laws after a former employee of Films on Record leaked a 1,000-page dossier of confidential information and source material from the BBC to the Mayor of Tower Hamlets.
03 April 2014

CERT-UK Goes Live as a Key Part of Britain's Cyber-defense CERT-UK Goes Live as a Key Part of Britain's Cyber-defense

It’s been in the works for months, but the UK's Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-UK) has officially opened its doors for business, promising to “provide an authoritative voice to those agencies and organizations that are helping the UK to become more resilient and to prosper in the internet age.”
01 April 2014

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