Data Leakage

Spy

Yahoo reveals fine threats of up to $250,000 by US government

News 15 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

Secret court documents reveal court case dated back to 2007

Data loss folder

East Midlands Ambulance Service loses disk containing 42,000 patient forms

News 2 Sep, 2014 Rene Millman

East Midlands Ambulance Service confirms it's notified authorities about the breach

Encryption

Yahoo set to implement end-to-end mail encryption

News 8 Aug, 2014 Rene Millman

Sets 2015 date for enhanced security of all its users’ communications

GCHQ

GCHQ snooping tribunal hearing starts today

News 15 Jul, 2014 Rene Millman

Spooks under scrutiny by regulators after demands for hearings by privacy groups

Houses of Parliament

Government pushes emergency law to allow data snooping

News 10 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Government legislation will force telecoms companies to log customer info for government investigation

Snowden: Just 10% of NSA data is terrorism-related

News 7 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

New documents released by Edward Snowden reveal that only 10 per cent of the NSA’s collected data pertains to possible illegal activity

Angry Birds, Squeaky Dolphin, NoseySmurf: The NSA programs you never knew about

Analysis & Insight 4 Jul, 2014 Alex Hamilton

IT Pro takes you on a run down of some of the major NSA projects that may have passed you by over the last 12 months

Mobile malware

Android malware worms its way into devices via texts

News 27 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Selfmite malware acts more like worm than trojan

Julian Assange

Pressure mounts on US justice department to drop Wikileaks investigation

News 20 Jun, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Human rights organisations claim investigation could put all journalists at risk of prosecution

BBM Protected messaging feature unveiled by BlackBerry

News 17 Jun, 2014 Rene Millman

Phone maker touts FIPS 140-2 crypto for super secret messages as it renews focus on enterprise

Domino's Pizza customer details held to ransom by hackers

News 16 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Domino's customer databases hacked, while perpetrators demand a ransom

Heartbleed-like OpenSSL bug active for more than 16 years

News 6 Jun, 2014 Alex Hamilton

A security flaw in OpenSSL, active since 1998, has been discovered by a group of researchers in Japan

snooping

Amazon & Snapchat ranked bottom for government requests

News 16 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Apple, Facebook, Google and Yahoo applauded for protecting user data

Computer spy

Employees steal data to make good impression in a new job

News 16 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

A third of employees who steal data set up a competing business

Security

Companies risk all by skimping on security say Verizon

News 15 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Data breach report shows that companies need to wise up on their defence policies

GCHQ

Charity makes legal bid against GCHQ over malware infections

News 14 May, 2014 Rene Millman

Malware operations conducted by spooks violates European Convention on Human Rights

Data breaches

Data breach leaves Bitly accounts compromised

News 9 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

URL reducer comes up short after malicious attack

Orange logo

Orange confirms details of 1.3 million customers were stolen

News 8 May, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

French telco giant warns of follow-up phishing attacks

Data breaches

Almost one-fifth of UK theft leads to data loss

News 2 May, 2014 Alex Hamilton

Nearly a fifth of stolen mobile and computing devices contain important data, police numbers show

PwC sounds alarm over spiralling cost of security breaches

News 29 Apr, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Advisory firm's annual security breaches survey shows rising cost to business of security breaches

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