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The news that JPMorgan Chase & Co, which is the largest of the US banks with a reach that extends to half of all American households, has been breached will surprise nobody. At least not in the sense that this is old news, with a disclosure of the event happening …

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According to the latest [Verizon 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report](http://www.verizonenterprise.com/DBIR/) all but four per cent of the security incidents analyzed by researchers could be accounted for by just nine basic attack types. That's pretty useful information for enterprise looking to prioritize their approach to security in terms of establishing a …

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So, a bunch of US financial institutes have been hacked. Nothing new there, if we are being brutally honest. The newsworthyness in this particular case comes courtesy of one of those organisations apparently being none other than JP Morgan Chase. USA Today reported yesterday that a federal law enforcement official …

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SuperValu has confirmed that is has, indeed, suffered a data breach. The supermarket company [stated](http://www.supervalu.com/security.html) that what it calls a "criminal intrusion into the portion of its computer network that processes payment card transactions for some of its retail food stores, including some of its associated stand-alone liquor stores" may …

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Another day, another breach. The latest to disclose that there had been some 'unauthorised access' to systems and internal company data' is music streaming service Spotify. The disclosure itself was something of an odd one, claiming that investigation suggested only a single user's data had been compromised following an issue …

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The latest major online outfit to suffer from a breach is Bitly, the url shortening service beloved by users of Twitter and Facebook. According to a statement from Bitly CEO Mark Josephson, the company has "reason to believe that Bitly account credentials have been compromised." ![c385df134b645f20b10410443c05d835](/attachments/large/0/c385df134b645f20b10410443c05d835.jpg "c385df134b645f20b10410443c05d835") Although Josephson insists …

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If a week is a long time in politics, then 24 hours is an absolute age in ecommerce security terms. Which make the findings of a Tripwire survey, published today, all the more worrying. The survey, conducted by Atomic Research, questioned 102 financial organizations and 151 retail organizations which process …

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Last week, the NoSQL database host MongoHQ suffered a breach which exposed customer files, email addresses and password data to the attackers. The ripples from that breach are still being felt, as users of the Sunrise calendar app on the iPhone found out this morning. Luckily that password data was …

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UK home shopping pioneers Lakeland have sent an email to all customers past and present to warn them that the retailers website has been hacked. What Managing Director Sam Rayner calls a "sophisticated and sustained attack" took place late on Friday 19th July. Measures were taken at the time to …

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Back in December 2011, reports were circulating regarding a data breach at one of the big Chinese social networking sites, Tianya.cn that suggested the login credentials of some 40 million users were potentially exposed. Clear text usernames and password combinations were stolen by hackers during the breach, although a Tianya …

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New research by [Varonis](http://www.varonis.com/) has revealed that only 25% of those companies questioned were able to answer yes to the question: "Are you able to detect when files containing sensitive data are uploaded to a third party cloud service?" Which left a staggering three-quarters of businesses in the dark about …

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Although the Opera web browser client is no longer the big 'little player' that it used to be having long since been eclipsed by the likes of Chrome and Firefox in the Internet Explorer alternatives stakes, it can still claim more than 300 million users and a place as world’s …

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One of the Internet's biggest online dating sites, eHarmony, has confirmed that security has been breached and member passwords compromised. eHarmony spokesperson Becky Teraoka says that "a small fraction of our user base has been affected" although I am led to understand that the 'small fraction' in question is actually …

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Following on from the news earlier this month that [LinkedIn had suffered a major security breach](http://www.daniweb.com/internet-marketing/social-media-and-web-communities/news/425019/linkedin-confirms-six-million-password-hack-check-if-yours-is-one-of-them) involving the compromise of at least six million user passwords, and then dating site [eHarmony apparently falling victim to the same password hacking compromise](http://www.daniweb.com/hardware-and-software/microsoft-windows/viruses-spyware-and-other-nasties/news/425118/dating-disaster-eharmony-confirms-passwords-exposed-by-linkedin-hacker), the latest to be hit would appear to be the …

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Over the weekend, software development and collaboration tools specialist Atlassian suffered a security breach to an internal system, potentially exposing customer passwords. The reason? It forgot about an old legacy database which had not been taken offline. According to Atlassian spokesperson [URL="http://blogs.atlassian.com/news/2010/04/oh_man_what_a_day_an_update_on_our_security_breach.html"]Mike Cannon-Brookes[/URL] the company had migrated its customer database …

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I have a lot of passwords to get me onto various online sites and services, but I only need to remember one: the complex and hard to crack one that unlocks my encrypted password store. Not everyone is as paranoid as I am it seems, and many fall neatly into …

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Heartland Payment Systems, one of the biggest card payment processors in the US, has been the victim of what could well be the biggest security breach of its kind. Malicious software installed onto the Heartland network could have compromised as many as 100 million transactions according to numerous emerging reports. …

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Back in May, I [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry1466.html"]broke the story[/URL] on DaniWeb in this very blog of how the online application facility for UK visas was not only insecure, but that it had potentially been so for years. The company concerned, VFS Global, which operated the visa online application form filing service on …

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