Information Security Breach Report – 21 November 2014

A daily round up of the most recent reports of information security breaches, infosec and privacy stories from around the world.

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Breaches, Incidents and Alerts:

Polish election commission website hacked –


Experian Breach Tied to NY-NJ ID Theft Ring –

Hacking drives Olmsted Falls’ website offline –

Drupal Fixes Session Hijacking, DoS Vulnerabilities –

Security Advisory – High severity – WP-Statistics WordPress Plugin –

Greek Hackers Breach Legal Database –

Cybercriminals Use Macros to Deliver Rovnix Malware –

Multiple Vulnerabilities Found in Hikvision DVR Devices –

Staples breach update: Cyberinsurance may cover retailer’s costs –

Malware’s new target: your password manager’s password –

Developers Fix XSS Vulnerability in jQuery Validation Plugin Script –

Nasty Security Bug Fixed in Android Lollipop 5.0 –

CAPTCHA rapture as ‘thousands’ affected by seven year-old bug –

Core Security Releases Security Advisories on Advantech Product Vulnerabilities –

The latest Windows Phone 8.1 has been hacked –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Six Great DIY Projects for Hacking Computers and Networks –

Data Breach Developments in California (Part 1) –

Cyber-security ‘critical’ to market –

U.S. Electrical, Financial Networks Mapped for Future Cyber Attacks –

Law Reform Commission publishes Issues Paper on Cyber-Crime –

Notes from a cyber underground –

Social engineering: Hacking the person instead of the computer –

Hackers blamed for unusual tweets from Jeremy Clarkson, Columbian FARC rebels –

Hackers use radio signals to steal private information from PCs – even when the computers are NOT connected to the web –

Enter The Digital Risk Officer –

The dos and don’ts of sharing sensitive business data –

How the threat landscape is shaping the network security business –

8 cybercrime trends that will shape IT –

The top infosec issues of 2014 –

Most IT pros prefer open source to proprietary software –

How to reduce your risk of a cyber security breach –

Tools  to hack WiFi –

Song lyric to strong password in six steps –

NSA Chief: Damaging Cyber-Attack Coming –

Security is a People Problem, Training is the Solution –

The Dridex Threat: How to Block the Latest Malware Aimed at Banks –

Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked –


The Secret Life of Passwords –

Killing Passwords: Don’t Get A-Twitter Over ‘Digits’ –

A mode for password hashing –

[Note: Not Infosec, but interesting] CERN IT boss: What we do is not really that special –

You think the CLOUD’s insecure? It’s BETTER than UK.GOV’s DATA CENTRES –

What should America turn to for web advice? That’s right: GOV.UK – says ex-Obama IT guru –

Cybersecurity Experts Warn of Medical Device Vulnerabilities –

The Rise Of The Resilient Mobile Botnet –

So you want to introduce a BYOD plan. Where do you start? –

Keen to get CRITICAL PAYMENT systems up QUICKLY after HACK? –

Auditors: State Department has history of poor cybersecurity –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories

Techdirt Podcast Episode 2: Privacy And User Control, With Brad Burnham –

California Can’t Ask Sex Offenders to Report Their Internet User Names –

Uber hires former IBM Chief Privacy Officer to carry out internal review –

Doxxing defense: Remove your personal info from data brokers –

The FBI’s Dangerous Misrepresentation of Encryption Law –

‘Someone Had Taken Over My Life’: An Identity Theft Victim’s Story –

Court Upholds $1.4 Million Privacy Verdict –


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