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Information Security Buzz - 620 Million Account Details For Sale On Dark Web

Information Security Buzz - 620 Million Account Details For Sale On Dark Web

Following the news that 620 million stolen account details from 16 hacked sites have been posted for sale on the dark web today, IT experts commented below.
Computer Weekly - Global cyber attack could cost up to $193bn, study shows

Computer Weekly - Global cyber attack could cost up to $193bn, study shows

Cyber defence tools alongside appropriate insurance are essential in the light of an insurance industry report on the potential cost of a global cyber attack, say security industry representatives.
InfoSecurity Magazine – Global Ransomware Attack Could Cost $193 Billion

InfoSecurity Magazine – Global Ransomware Attack Could Cost $193 Billion

A major global ransomware attack could cost organizations an estimated $193bn, with those in the US worst affected, according to a new cyber-risk report. Bashe attack: Global infection by contagious malware, was produced by the Singapore-based Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project, of which Lloyd’s of London and other insurers are founding members.
Metro – Largest recorded data breach affects 773 million email addresses – see if yours is compromised

Metro – Largest recorded data breach affects 773 million email addresses – see if yours is compromised

Our email addresses and passwords are going to be revealed at some point, given the amount of security breaches that occur each month. But one security researcher has revealed what is probably the motherlode of all data breaches and it’s called simply ‘Collection #1’. Is yours compromised?
New Statesman Tech – Collection #1 is the largest database of compromised login details ever seen

New Statesman Tech – Collection #1 is the largest database of compromised login details ever seen

The largest ever database of breached login details has been leaked on the dark web, putting hundreds of millions of people at risk of fraud and hacking. The database, known as Collection #1, was discovered by breach expert Troy Hunt and contains more than 770 million unique emails and 21 million unique passwords….
Forbes - How Wellcome Trust Executives Got Whaled By Oldest Trick In The Fraud Playbook

Forbes - How Wellcome Trust Executives Got Whaled By Oldest Trick In The Fraud Playbook

Wellcome Trust has revealed the email of four senior executives was compromised and sensitive information monitored for several months. The Wellcome Trust is most certainly a large organization any which way you look at it; in fact, with some £26 billion of assets, it is the biggest charity in Britain. So, when it was revealed that no less than four senior executives were "misled into entering the...
Silicon - Quora Mega-Breach Could Open Users To Targeted Scams

Silicon - Quora Mega-Breach Could Open Users To Targeted Scams

The hack exposed personal data on 100 million users, as well as information from linked accounts such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn Security industry figures have warned that Quora users affected by the site’s mega-breach this week could be hit by targeted scams, due to the detailed personal information that may have been compromised.
Verdict - Marriott hack reaction: “It’s likely that every living human has been hacked”

Verdict - Marriott hack reaction: “It’s likely that every living human has been hacked”

The breach, which saw a slew of personal details, including passport numbers, dates of birth and financial data exposed over a period of four years, is notable for both the length of exposure, and the number of people – 500 million – impacted. “If 500 million individual guests were indeed impacted by this breach, it will make it one of the most significant data security incidents that we have seen...
Forbes - What Marriott Breach Hotel Guests Need To Do Right Now

Forbes - What Marriott Breach Hotel Guests Need To Do Right Now

Marriott International has confirmed that a breach of the Starwood guest reservation database could have compromised sensitive personal data of half a billion hotel guests. The subsequent investigation uncovered the shocking reality that someone had managed to gain unauthorized access to the Starwood network from as far back as 2014.
Independent - Amazon hit by unexplained data leak just days before Black Friday

Independent - Amazon hit by unexplained data leak just days before Black Friday

Amazon customer service contacted people to warn them that their names and email addresses had been compromised, though it is not yet clear how many customers were affected or how it happened.
Daily Mail - Amazon reveals customer details data leak ahead of Black Friday

Daily Mail - Amazon reveals customer details data leak ahead of Black Friday

Amazon has revealed a technical error has caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website. The e-commerce giant said it has emailed affected customers, with the incident coming during one of the busiest shopping weeks of the year as Black Friday approaches.
Metro USA - Black Friday surprise: Amazon data breach exposes customer email addresses

Metro USA - Black Friday surprise: Amazon data breach exposes customer email addresses

It was not the Black Friday event Amazon customers were expecting. Two days before the biggest shopping day of the year, Amazon suffered a major data breach: The names and email addresses of hundreds of customers were accidentally published on the site.
The Guardian - Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday

The Guardian - Amazon hit with major data breach days before Black Friday

Amazon has suffered a major data breach that caused customer names and email addresses to be disclosed on its website, just two days ahead of Black Friday.
Forbes - Worst Amazon Black Friday Deal Confirmed As Customer Data Is Leaked

Forbes - Worst Amazon Black Friday Deal Confirmed As Customer Data Is Leaked

Amazon has confirmed that customer names and email addresses have been disclosed in a Black Friday week data leak. The online retail giant wasn't hacked, there was no breach and there was no apology. There was just an email informing those customers involved (including me) there had been a 'technical error' which had resulted in names and email addresses being 'inadvertently disclosed.' Oh well, t...
Information Security Buzz - US Govt Network Compromised By Employee Looking At Adult Content

Information Security Buzz - US Govt Network Compromised By Employee Looking At Adult Content

Today, it has been reported that an employee of the US Geological Survey (USGS) viewing adult content at work has led to a government network being compromised by malware. Investigators have since found that the culprit had viewed over 9,000 sites at work.
Independent Nigeria -  Experts Condemn Cathay Pacific Airways For Covering Up 9.4m Customer Breach

Independent Nigeria - Experts Condemn Cathay Pacific Airways For Covering Up 9.4m Customer Breach

The Hong Kong company, which operates internationally, admitted on Wednesday that it had found “suspicious activity” on its network in March 2018. Two months later, it confirmed that a slew of personal information—which included passport details—had been accessed.
NewsWeek - Cathay Pacific: Breach hits 9.4 million customers, airline accused of 'cover up'

NewsWeek - Cathay Pacific: Breach hits 9.4 million customers, airline accused of 'cover up'

Cathay Pacific Airways has been criticized for failing to disclose a breach involving the personal data of up to 9.4 million customers until months after it was found.
Alphr - Cathay Pacific data breach exposes 9.4 million customers

Alphr - Cathay Pacific data breach exposes 9.4 million customers

Chinese airline Cathay Pacific has admitted that it's been the victim of a catastrophic data breach, exposing the details of 9.4 million customers.
IT Pro - Cathay Pacific data breach hits 9.4 million customers

IT Pro - Cathay Pacific data breach hits 9.4 million customers

Chinese airline Cathay Pacific has admitted to being victim to a massive data breach, thought to have resulted in the loss of information belonging to as many as 9.4 million passengers.
International Airport Review - Cathay Pacific data breach affecting millions of passengers

International Airport Review - Cathay Pacific data breach affecting millions of passengers

Over nine million passengers’ data has been compromised in the latest data breach to hit the aviation industry – but the breach, first identified in March, is only now being made public.