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1300 mistakenly fired in Aviva HR blunder

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Aviva has had to apologise after it’s HR department unintentionally sent 1,300 employees in its asset management arm an exit email that was intended for just one person. The Telegraph reports that the email instructed the workers to hand over all company property, security passes, and electronic passwords on their… Read more »

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Mac Flashback trojan infecting 600,000 computers

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As the usage of Macs is on the incline, so are the number of viruses out to infect them. A recent report conducted by Russian antivirus company Dr. Web has found that over half a million Macs are infected with the Flashback trojan, which poses as a Flash Player installer… Read more »

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CFC explores the risks of storing your data in the cloud

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While there has been growth in public awareness about cloud computing, there remains some confusion about what it actually is. Put simply, cloud computing is pooled hardware and software made accessible via the internet. It means IT users can access their applications and data online. The applications and data are… Read more »

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Jackson’s back catalogue stolen from Sony

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Already having to pay out for last year’s huge PlayStation Network breach, Sony is in the spotlight again after the entirety of Michael Jackson’s back catalogue was stolen from the company by hackers. The cyber attack saw the illegal download of around 50,000 music files belonging to the singer, including… Read more »

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Agreement will force Apps to produce privacy policies

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Since 2004, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) has required online services that collect certain types of data from Californian users to post a privacy policy which describes how the information will be used. If they collect this data, Apps fall under this category, but a recent report has… Read more »

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Symantec source code published by hacker

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Antivirus firm Symantec has recently been the victim of a hack attack in which the hacker released the source code for its pcAnywhere utility. Fears have arisen that hackers could analyze the code to find security holes and then attempt to take over customers’ computers. The release of the source… Read more »

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Drug data company accused of selling raw information to pharma firms

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Drug research company Pharmafakt GFD has been accused of selling raw data on drug prescription habits to pharmaceutical companies. Although selling the information is legal if made anonymous, this information was not coded in any way, which would allow pharma companies to see which doctors are prescribing which drugs and… Read more »

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Cybercrime will only get worse in 2012

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If you thought cybercrime reached the headlines a lot in 2011, then get ready for 2012. Experts are saying that this year will be the worst year ever for hack attacks. It’s a scary thought. Fastcompany.com reports that a recent Norton study found the total cost of cybercrime to the… Read more »

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Internet operator VeriSign is hacked repeatedly

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VeriSign, the company ultimately responsible for the integrity of websites ending in .com, .net and .gov, has been hacked repeatedly, Reuters reports. It is believed that hackers stole undisclosed information from the company, though VeriSign does not believe the servers that support their Domain Name System network have been breached…. Read more »

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Data breach cover is essential for small businesses

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If you work in the insurance industry, it can be easy to forget that small business owners aren’t always sure what types of cover they should have in place. Forbes, however, has put together a handy list of thirteen types of insurance essential for small business owners. Number eight on… Read more »

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