Yahoo investigating exposure of 400,000 passwords
- Hacking Group D33DS are said to be behind the attack.
- Hacking Groups continue to target big business websites, this attack demonstrates even hi-tec companies which have a high focus on IT security can be vulnerable to major data thefts.
- Serious lapses in data protection and confidentiality procedures saw highly sensitive information lost, disclosed to the wrong people and even published on the internet.
- In one alarming case a client’s referral details were revealed on Facebook after a staff member dialled the wrong number and left a message on an answering machine. It was among almost 100 serious data breaches reported by the region’s five health trusts in recent years
- 56,859 unique phishing sites were detected in February, while between 25,000 and 30,000 unique phishing email campaigns are detected each month.
- There has been a number of major data compromised due to phishing attacks, most notable is the RSA data breach of last year.
- Despite a number of arrests, Anonymous remains very active
Tesco has come under fire for emailing users passwords in plain text
- Tesco received consider negative publicity for not protecting their user’s passwords adequately and in line with best practices. Passwords must never be Emailed in plain text!