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#panamapapers and Mossack Fonseca’s Reckless, Feckless IT Security: Was That Breach a Privacy Curse or a Transpare

#panamapapers and Mossack Fonseca’s Reckless, Feckless IT Security: Was That Breach a Privacy Curse or a Transparency Blessing? Posted by Richard Smith on April 9, 2016.…the tight-lipped Mossack Fonseca (believed to be an industry leader)The Economist, 2012Readers will doubtless
Publish At:2016-04-09 21:40 | Read:2147 | Comments:0 | Tags:News_hacks News_politics News_privacy Richard Smith

iPhone and the FBI backdoor

iPhone and the FBI backdoor Posted by Kevin on February 17, 2016.Much is being written about the FBI’s court order instructing Apple to provide a backdoor into a terrorist’s iPhone. And much praise is being heaped upon Apple for its disinclination to do so. This disinclinat
Publish At:2016-02-17 18:25 | Read:1546 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_hacks News_

TalkTalk’s Failure over Incident Response

TalkTalk’s Failure over Incident Response Posted by Kevin on October 29, 2015.Dido Harding, CEO at TalkTalkTalkTalk’s incident response has been an unmitigated disaster.Let’s look at some of the facts…CEO Dido Harding told the Sunday Times (after earlier admitti
Publish At:2015-10-29 07:55 | Read:2024 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_hacks talkt

Lauri Love to face extradition hearing

Lauri Love to face extradition hearing Posted by Kevin on July 17, 2015.Lauri Love (source: BBC)Here we go again. Lauri Love, who was first arrested (but not charged) under the Computer Misuse Act almost two years ago has been rearrested on the original US charges and now faces an extr
Publish At:2015-07-17 20:00 | Read:1615 | Comments:0 | Tags:Expert Views Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_hacks News_

Hacking Team Hacked

Hacking Team Hacked Posted by Kevin on July 6, 2015.If you enjoy irony, this is one of your better days: Hacking Team, purveyors of spyware (DaVinci) beloved by repressive regimes around the world, has been hacked. And its dirty laundry is being hung out to dry.Don’t you just lov
Publish At:2015-07-06 09:15 | Read:1897 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_hacks News_privacy News_surveillance Hacking Team

Morgan Stanley — latest victim of the nightmare scenario

Morgan Stanley — latest victim of the nightmare scenario Morgan StanleyThe nightmare scenario is so scary and so difficult to contain that it is best ignored. That nightmare is the rogue insider who knows your network and already has authorized access. You cannot function without
Publish At:2015-01-06 18:50 | Read:1843 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_hacks hack insider

North Korea did not attack Sony; & the US did not attack North Korea

North Korea did not attack Sony; & the US did not attack North Korea The official line from the US is that North Korea attacked Sony; and the official line from the British custodian of truth, the BBC Radio 4 news, is that the US probably attacked North Korea (which the US has dec
Publish At:2014-12-23 14:55 | Read:2098 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_hacks News_politics Lizard Squad North Korea Sony

Is hacktivism a valid form of political dissent?

Is hacktivism a valid form of political dissent? RedHack, a Turkish left-leaning hacker collective, has posted a video on Vimeo demonstrating what it claims to be the deletion of Türkiye Elektrik İletim A.Ş. (electricity supply) customer accounts to the tune of TRY 1.5 trillion (or mor
Publish At:2014-11-17 01:00 | Read:3822 | Comments:0 | Tags:Kevin Townsend's opinions News News_hacks News_politics News

HSBC Turkey loses 2.7m card details; but won’t reissue

HSBC Turkey loses 2.7m card details; but won’t reissue HSBC Turkey revealed last week that 2.7 million customer card details had been compromised.In a statement HSBC claimed to have detected the compromise itself via its own internal controls within a few days of it occurring. Tr
Publish At:2014-11-15 22:00 | Read:1976 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_hacks breach compromise credit cards HSBC Rapid7 T

ICO imposes fine on Think W3 Ltd

ICO imposes fine on Think W3 Ltd If I had a bunch of active credit card numbers whose loss had not been disclosed, I might be able to sell them on the black market for up to $20 each (see Juniper Networks). For a quick sale, I might offer a 50% discount on this price. So if I had 430,5
Publish At:2014-08-15 10:39 | Read:2144 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_hacks credit cards ICO Information Commissioner mo

HTB finds SQLi flaws – CyberVor uses them

HTB finds SQLi flaws – CyberVor uses them News that Russian cybercriminals had amassed a database of 1.2 billion unique access credentials broke on August 5 when Hold Security published a report titled You Have Been Hacked. The report explained the method used by the gang, dubbed by Ho
Publish At:2014-08-15 10:39 | Read:2020 | Comments:0 | Tags:News News_hacks News_vulnerabilities credentials CyberVor fl

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