DATA SECURITY

Files released by the mysterious hacker Shadow Brokers suggested Friday the US National Security Agency had penetrated the SWIFT banking network and monitored a number of Middle East banks. The files, according to computer security analysts, also showed the NSA

Yahoo Breached Again?

Yahoo Inc warned it had uncovered yet another massive cyber attack, saying data from more than 1 billion user accounts was compromised in August 2013, making it the largest breach in history. The number of affected accounts was double the

The group behind the Gatak Trojan (Trojan.Gatak) has turned to healthcare as its key target. Gatak is known for infecting its victims through websites promising product licensing keys for pirated software, and in the past, the insurance sector was also

The Telegraph reports that carrier Three Mobile’s systems in the UK have been breached and that its sources say roughly 6 million customers’ personal data could be at risk. The company noted that the attackers used an employee login to

Loose laptop sink ships isn’t a Navy slogan yet, but they might want to consider it. A report from the Navy yesterday revealed that a single compromised laptop may have allowed someone to get their hands on the personal information

The financial repercussions of a data breach have been highlighted by the $1 million fine handed out to Adobe Systems for a 2013 security incident. Roy Cooper, attorney general of North Carolina, said that businesses and government “must do more”

A Microsoft regional director and security developer, Troy Hunt, was contacted early on Tuesday morning by an anonymous person on Twitter who told him he had obtained personal information about him and his wife. “This guy reached out to me

A SQL database backup was “placed in an insecure environment” by a third party. The Australian Red Cross has apologised after a 1.74GB-sized backup database containing over half-a-million personal details leaked of blood donors. According to security researcher Troy Hunt,