Information Security Breach Report – 20 January 2015

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


Breaches, Incidents and Alerts:

Hacker Says Attacks On ‘Insecure’ Progressive Insurance Dongle In 2 Million US Cars Could Spawn Road Carnage –

Marylanders’ data exposed in scores of hacks –

Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs –

Sony hackers hacked. Lizard Stresser database leaked online with credentials in plaintext –

1800+ Minecraft usernames and passwords leak online –

Arbiter Systems Substation Clock Vulnerable to GPS Spoofing Attacks –

Researchers Use Siri to Steal Data From iPhones –

Google’s Project Zero reveals another Windows zero-day vulnerability –

GoDaddy CSRF Vulnerability Allows Domain Takeover –

Australia fighter jet data theft ‘shows cyber-spy risk’ –

Shoe retailer Office lost details of over one million customers in hack, but escapes fine –

Two flaws affect some version of the popular VLC media player –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

What developments will impact business data security in 2015? ––1281054?src=rss&attr=all

Here’s What The US Has To Do To Prevent Massive Cyberattacks –

For Every Action There Is a Cyber-Reaction –

Electronic device surge could present new security threat –

AT LAST: Australia gets its very own malware –

With cyber crime soaring, security gets serious –

Anonymous supports FBI investigation of US CENTCOM hack –

No One Really Knows How Secure Government Social Media Is –

Will 2015 be the year we say goodbye to passwords? –

Cyber-security: organisations vulnerable to new swathe of attacks –

Why Encryption Matters: Political Insecurity vs InfoSec –

The daunting challenge of reporting on cyberwar –

Are terrorists trying to spam you? –

Android vulnerability highlights Google’s controversial patch policy –

ENISA Warns of Internet Vulnerabilities –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Cyber Attacks: Plan Your Communications Strategy Before They Hit –

Using SWOT Analysis to Create InfoSec Strategy –

Social Engineering Infographic –

Tyupkin ATM Malware Analysis –

How Was Your Credit Card Stolen? –

The Essential Cyber Risk Elements –

New projects bring early computers back to life –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories

Privacy breach inexcusable – Greens ––greens

Healthcare breaches need a cure for human errors –

Bad news if you tried to access your Outlook email from China this weekend… –

Dating apps found ‘leaking’ location data –


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