A selection of this week’s more interesting vulnerability disclosures and cyber security news. I’m not going to comment on the big breaches, or Wifi/TPM vulnerability this week, enough has already been said. What I will comment on is the despair and anger I see from those affected by any breach. We willing trust that giving personal data to many companies and government bodies will be protected, however, continuously we see breaches due to the door being left wide open because someone just didn’t take precautions. What come back do we, the public get? Why don’t we, the IT profession, do more? I really hope that these breaches are the minority, and that the majority out there are doing a good job. Sometimes though it doesn’t feel like that right?
- Cloudy with a chance of PHI leaks Maybe we should do this one as a ‘write your own headline’; exercise.
The rest of the news…
- Personal data of millions of Malaysians up for sale, source of breach still unknown VIJANDREN reports
- South Korean Gov’t Investigating Bithumb Security Breach, World’s Largest Cryptocurrency Exchange Joseph Young reports
- We Heart It says a data breach affected over 8 million accounts, included emails and passwords Sarah Perez reports
- T-Mobile Website Allowed Hackers to Access Your Account Data With Just Your Phone Number Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai reports
- UK: NHS data loss scandal deepens with further 162,000 files missing Rajeev Syal and Denis Campbell report
- Malicious Minecraft Apps on Google Android Could Turn Devices into Bots New ‘Sockbot’ malware has ‘highly flexible proxy topology’ that might be leveraged for a variety of nefarious purposes.