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Profiling employees for cyber habits good predictor of risk

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The University of Adelaide‚Äôs Business School has suggested in recent research that businesses should better understand the computer profile of their employees as certain behaviours may indicate a propensity to a greater risk of cyber security issues. This profiling is not necessarily about intended security breaches, but about lax behaviour… Read more »

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London hospital mistakenly exposes HIV clinic attendee details

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A security breach affecting a London clinic has revealed the identities of nearly 800 people who attended HIV clinics. The cause of the breach? Simple human error. Names were included for all to see in an email newsletter; the document was sent to all recipients as a group message rather… Read more »

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Mistake email from Thomson reveals customer travel dates, addresses

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It has been revealed that the well-known holiday company Thomson has experienced a data breach which compromised the personal details of around 500 of its customers. The BBC reports that an email which clearly revealed customer details such as name, address and flight date, was mistakenly sent out. This could… Read more »

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1,350 medical records mistakenly published on hospital website

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Over 1,300 Sonoma Valley Hospital patients have been told that some of their private medical information was mistakenly posted on the hospital’s website. The file contained the name, surgeon, date of procedure, hospital charges and insurance company name of patients who had surgery at the California hospital between July 1st,… Read more »

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Two New York utilities companies suffer large privacy breach

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Two utility companies in New York have suffered a privacy breach after an employee at an independent software development consulting firm they were both under contract with allowed unauthorised access to the companies’ customer information databases. New York State Electric & Gas and Rochester Gas and Electric, subsidiaries of Iberdrola… Read more »

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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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