Information Security Breach Report – 28 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:

Uber on your Android phone steals your data –

Shutterfly web properties suffer data breach –

Firms lose £2m in social engineering trick –

New PoS Malware Hits E-kiosks and Ticket Vending Machines –

Syrian Electronic Army hacks websites via Gigya’s login service –

A Tale of Two Powerpoint Vulnerabilities –

Hackers target parliament website? –,Hackers-target-parliament-website

PoS malware d4re|dev1| is also targeting Mass Transit Systems –


Miscellaneous Infosec stories:

Retailers data breaches could get ‘ugly’ during holiday season –

Edward Snowden: best … security … educator … EVER! –


Data breach incidents by quarter –

Penalties for losing sensitive data –

Analysis of leaked logs from Syria’s censoring national firewall –

Biometrics in smartphones need more control – ex-GCHQ boss –

A WHOPPING 8 million Windows Server 2003 systems still out there –

Giovanni Buttarelli named new data protection watchdog –

For cyber safety, UK turns to Israeli tech –

Italy: Garante introduces ‘progressive’ mandatory breach notification –

Client: “We used to have pentests, but they kept giving us bad reports, so we stopped them…” –

Global outage of AWS CloudFront CDN on Nov 26 2014 –


This Artist’s Images Integrate Code From Malware Like Stuxnet and Flame –

“My, what an ENORMOUS malware infection you have!” [PODCAST] –

Cyber security among six UK industries competing for skills, says IET –

So, who *did* write the Regin malware? –

If necessary will shut mobile, Facebook to prevent question leak during exams –


Tools, Tips and How it’s done:

300,000 WordPress hacking attempts and 5 observations –

101 Bad Android Apps –

Cyber shopping: 12 tips from police to foil cyber scammers –


Miscellaneous Privacy stories

Bitcoin Not That Anonymous Afterall –

Home Office: Fancy flogging us some SECRET SPY GEAR? –

Stop selling spyware to despotic regimes, beg MEPs –



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