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Data Firm Exposes 235 Million Social Media Profiles

Data Firm Exposes 235 Million Social Media Profiles

A social media data broker has exposed the public-facing profiles of 235 million users via a misconfigured online database, according to researchers. Comparitech teamed up with Bob Diachenko to uncover three identical copies of the data on August 1, left…

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Remote Working Security Checklist

Remote Working Security Checklist

Remote Working Security Checklist Covid-19 has forced the issue of remote working en-masse for almost every office-based business, from financial firms to the healthcare industry. The need to move swiftly during the first lockdown in March meant that, understandably, business…

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SANS Institute Phishing Attack Leads to Theft of 28,000 Records

SANS Institute Phishing Attack Leads to Theft of 28,000 Records

The SANS Institute has revealed that hundreds of emails from an internal account were forwarded to an unknown third party, compromising 28,000 records of personally identifiable information (PII). The global cybersecurity training and certifications organization said in a statement that the incident…

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A Third of UK Unis Hit By Ransomware in Last 10 Years

A Third of UK Unis Hit By Ransomware in Last 10 Years

Around a third (33%) of UK universities have been targeted with ransomware, freedom of information (FOI) requests submitted by the agency TopLine Comms have revealed. Of the 134 universities the requests were sent to, 105 responded. Of these, 35 (33%) revealed…

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Human Error Threatens Cloud Security

Human Error Threatens Cloud Security

Virtually all security professionals believe that human error could put the security of cloud data at risk, according to new research published today. A survey commissioned by Tripwire and carried out last month by Dimensional Research found that 93% of security professionals were concerned that human…

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Over 43,000 Phishing Emails Slip Through NHS Security Filters

Over 43,000 Phishing Emails Slip Through NHS Security Filters

More than 43,000 NHS staff have been hit by phishing emails over the past few months, as they battled to save patients infected with COVID-19, a Freedom of Information (FOI) request has revealed. Think tank Parliament Street asked NHS Digital for the…

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