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TalkTalk share price falls, but CEO maintains it will rally

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Shares for the troubled communications firm TalkTalk have fallen by 20% following recent news that their systems had been hacked and customer data stolen. TalkTalk’s Chief Executive Dido Harding has issued a robust statement maintaining that the company and its share values will recover in the longer term, and already… Read more »

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200,000 Comcast passwords reset after breach

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Comcast, an American company that provides internet and cable services, has revealed that nearly 600,000 customer email addresses and passwords associated with Comcast accounts were posted on the dark web. A Twitter user discovered the breach and notified IT security magazine CSO, but it seems that, when informed, Comcast were… Read more »

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M&S customer info exposed in brief technical glitch

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Well-known retailer Marks & Spencer took its website offline for a couple of hours last week after complaints by customers that they could see personal data belonging to other people as they shopped. Marks & Spencer has denied that it was the victim of a hack attack and is instead… Read more »

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Two thousand British Gas logins posted online

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British Gas has revealed that account login information and passwords belonging to over 2,000 of its customers were posted online recently. Some unanswered questions remain, however, as British Gas has been quick to reassure affected customers that its secure systems were not breached by hackers but it has also said… Read more »

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Talk Talk latest victim of “significant” hack attack

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Personal and banking details belonging to up to four million customers are believed to have been stolen from phone and broadband provider Talk Talk in what is being called a “significant” hack attack. Customers are being advised to change their account password as soon as the company’s website is back… Read more »

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Experian data breach affects 15 million T-Mobile customers

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Credit checking company Experian has revealed that its North American operation has been the target of a data attack. This attack centers around people who have applied for finance from the mobile phone operator, T-Mobile; names, addresses, dates of birth and driver license numbers belonging to fifteen million people are… Read more »

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North American retailers become victims of suspected widespread hacking

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A suspected security breach involving the credit card details of thousands of customers has caused retailers CVS, Costco and Walmart Canada to close their photo-processing websites and other mobile photo services. The breach seems to be specific to the photography element of these companies’ operations and no other part of… 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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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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Zappos hit with privacy breach

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American shoe giant Zappos, owned by Amazon.com, has recently undergone a major security breach which exposed the personal details, albeit no full credit card information, of as many as 24 million of its customers. The good news is that Zappos was fairly well-equipped to defend and respond to such an… Read more »

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