Breach Disclosure

April 18, 2017

Time to remove ‘cyberattack’ from the infosecurity incident response manual?

In March, editors at the Associated Press Stylebook officially proclaimed that the word cyberattack is “greatly overused”, and clarified that the term should only be employed […]
January 12, 2016

Data thieves – ignore, slap on the wrist or jail?

I wrote yesterday about Onur Kopcak and the arguably draconian prison sentence he received for engaging in a spot of identity theft, concluding (in my own […]
July 6, 2015

Hacking Team: 5 Tips For Recovering From The Alleged Breach

Hacking Team, an Italian company that helps governments spy on its own citizens has apparently been hacked itself. As the story is such big news today I’ll […]
June 5, 2015

Majority Of Data Breach Incidents Not Reported To ICO

According to ViaSat UK, a specialist security and communications company, the number of breaches of the Data Protection Act reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office only represent a tiny […]
July 18, 2014

The First Rule Of Data Breach Response Is…

I would like to think that the first thing any company would do in the wake of a data breach is to crack open its incident response plan and start […]
February 26, 2014

New Breach? 360 Million Credentials For Sale On The Black Market

Information security firm Hold Security says it has uncovered credentials from 360 million compromised accounts for sale on the web’s equivalent of the black market. The […]
February 16, 2013

Facebook Breached

Facebook announced this evening that they have been the subject of a security breach impacting laptops used by some of their employees.  According to the Facebook […]
June 7, 2012

LinkedIn LeaksOut

Earlier today it emerged that a large database of 6.5 million passwords belonging to users of the popular professional network, LinkedIn, was leaked onto the Internet.  […]