Information Security Breach Report – 26 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:

DHS Intelligence Assessment: Malicious Cyber Actors Target US Universities and Colleges –

5800 Gas Station Tank Gauges vulnerable to cyber attacks –

Isle of Wight site hack gives cities dose of cyber fear –

Hackers could infiltrate NSW traffic and sewage systems, Auditor-General Grant Hehir warns –

No major damage after official websites hacked, says ADA –

Oil and gas industry preparing for cyber attacks –

Russian Dating Site Topface Hacked for 20 Million User Names –

UK: Downing Street security breach as hoax call is put through to PM David Cameron –

Malaysia Airlines website ‘compromised’ by ‘cyber caliphate’ Lizard Squad hackers –

Siemens Fixes Vulnerabilities in SCALANCE, SIMATIC Solutions –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Auto Dealers Susceptible to Cyber Crime by Association –

Efficient Alert Management Lacking in Many Organizations: Report –

Patchapalooza: In 2015, software patches, software security flaws surge –

‘Two-step’ solution locks out cyber thieves –

Kaspersky exec: Criminals get smarter along with tech –

Target Data Breach Class Action Gets Approval –

The claim process for Sony’s $15 million PSN breach lawsuit starts now –

Apple agrees to China’s security checks on iPhones –

Hackers expose cyber flaws –

Charities must face up to their cyber risk –

Bank of England says lenders must do more to shore up cyber defences –

Privileged Users Top List of Insider Threat Concerns: Survey –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

Flash 0-Day: Deciphering CVEs and Understanding Patches –

Remove Your Incident Analysis Bottleneck To Improve Your Time To Contain –

Data Breaches Hit the Board Room: How to Address Claims Against Directors and Officers –

The importance of email encryption software in the enterprise –

How businesses can neutralize cyber security threats in 2015 –

Expert discusses cyber attacks and their effect on security, defense –

Government offers tips on how to defend your network –

Business Forum: Companies need a detailed data breach battle plan –

How to get a copy of every Tweet you’ve ever posted –

Internet Society Approach to Cyber Security Policy –

Researchers Detail Regin Attack Platform Modules –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories

Researchers Examine Location Tracking in Mobile Apps: ShmooCon –


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