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Profiling employees for cyber habits good predictor of risk

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The University of Adelaide’s 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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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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Google.com mistakenly sold, for a time, on Google’s domain-buying service

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Google has offered a cash reward to a man who bought and briefly owned the web domain Google.com after he spotted that it was mistakenly on sale on the web giant’s own website-buying service. Google spotted the mistake within about a minute and cancelled the transaction, which took place on… Read more »

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Crowdfunding site Patreon hit by hackers

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Crowdfunding site Patreon has fallen victim to a data hack with names, addresses and donations being released online. Patreon is a funding site which supports artists, and members of the public are able to make donations to promote individual projects. A representative from Patreon has confirmed that no credit card… Read more »

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Hackers capitalising on future launch of Facebook’s “dislike” button

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Following the recent announcement by social media giant Facebook that it is planning on offering a “dislike” button, hackers and internet fraudsters have been quick to jump on the bandwagon. Facebook has not yet made this setting live, but cyber criminals are hard at work and already offering malware-laced versions… Read more »

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CFC’s Cyber Risk Management Portal

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Find out more about the CFC Cyber Risk Management Portal, our end-to-end risk management solution providing upfront advice and support to help avoid a loss as well as access to a post-incident response center should the worst happen. Have a question? Contact your CFC underwriter today and we’ll do our… Read more »

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New York magazine website hit by angry tourist hacker

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The website of New York magazine has been taken down by a tourist who was unhappy about being the subject of a prank attack whilst visiting the city. He was allegedly the victim of an incident involving a fake hand gun and other poor treatment whilst visiting the city a… Read more »

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Ashley Madison cheating website hacked

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The security of the well-known dating website Ashley Madison for married people has been breached with hackers stating they will reveal the details of thousands of customers who are registered with the site. The hacker or hackers call themselves The Impact Team and posted their intentions by way of an… Read more »

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IT problems cause processing failures at RBS

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UK bank RBS has encountered processing problems again after around 600,000 transactions failed to complete across the bank’s customer network. This is the second time the bank has gotten into difficulty; in 2012, a system failure left many customers unable to gain access to their accounts, a failure for which… Read more »

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Baltimore police officer details posted online

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Hackers connected with the group Anonymous have published details of police officers from the City of Baltimore Police Department. The hackers claim that these details are the email addresses and passwords for seven serving employees within the Baltimore Police Department and one city official. The disclosure occurred after the death… Read more »

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