It's been a big week for security news. Parliamentary email hacked, UK politician logon credentials circulating for sale, a massive (paper) data breach at the NHS, another massive ransomware outbreak, Boomerang Video fined... Wait, what? Who the hell are Boomerang Video? Boomerang are a small video-game rental operation. Their website was hacked in 2014 and … Continue reading Yes, data protection matters to you too
Let’s talk about you and me, and all the good things and the bad things that may be. Once you start thinking about cyber-security, you tend to focus on the external threat – the $450bn cyber-crime industry that is very definitely out to get you. They often succeed, too, and sometimes the cost is very … Continue reading Let’s talk about staff, bay-bee
Why haven’t I blogged about Yahoo! already? Because it’s boring. Large company with lots of consumer personal data fails to take even barely adequate steps to protect that information. How is this news? There were two recorded data breaches every day in 2014 in the US alone, four every day (that we know about) worldwide. … Continue reading Yahoo! Yahoo! Ya…awn!
So, Yahoo! has been hacked, and 500m records abstracted, allegedly by a “state-sponsored” agency. Apart from worrying what you might have kept on Yahoo!, and whether using the same password for your social media account and your bank account was really a good idea, what does this mean for you? First off it’s a reminder … Continue reading What can you learn from the Yahoo! hack?