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And the 10 latest blog posts relating to IT security and Cloud Web Security from ITWiser of Yorkshire :-

18 Jul
Dow Jones involved in a breach!!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that Dow Jones has been saving various internal databases in the cloud and hasn’t been securing them properly. This breach was found by Chris Vickery who works for a security firm called UpGuard (https://www.upguard.com/). This type of breach seems to be very familiar, ..

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17 Jul
Bupa involved in data breach!!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that Healthcare company Bupa (https://www.bupa.co.uk/) have been the victim of a data breach. The cause of the breach was an employee who copied and removed some customer information. The company have said the data was removed from the international health insurance division ..

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14 Jul
Mass hijacking of 750 domain names!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported by Gandi (https://www.gandi.net/) that more than 750 domains have been hijacked. It was reported late last week that an unknown person, managed to get hold of the company’s logon details for one of its technical providers. Once the unknown person had gained access they ..

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13 Jul
Passport details leaked from Flight Centre!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
A human error at the travel company Flight Centre (https://www.flightcentre.co.uk/) has resulted in a leak of personal information, this includes customers’ passports. Personal information which relates to some customers in Australia was accidentally made accessible to third party supplier ..

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12 Jul
Trump Hotels involved in breach!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that Trump Hotels (https://www.trumphotels.com/) are the 6th accommodation group to hold their hands up to using the compromised Sabre SynXis (http://www.sabrehospitality.com/solutions/hotel-central-reservation-systems) systems. SynXis offers hotel booking systems as a servi ..

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11 Jul
AA involved in a breach!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
The UK motoring giant The AA (http://www.theaa.com/) admitted late on Friday 7th July that customer information has been exposed in the recent breach, in some cases this included partial credit card numbers. Security experts are not impressed by this late admission; a specialist IT lawyer has sa ..

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10 Jul
Hard Rock hotels breached!!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It’s been reported that 2 more hotel chains have been warning customers that they have been caught out by the Sabre (http://www.sabrehospitality.com/solutions/hotel-booking-engines) booking system. The Hard Rock (http://www.hardrock.com/) chain announced last Thursday that 11 of their prop ..

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05 Jul
NotPetya hackers cash out!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that the proceeds of the Petya (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jun/27/petya-ransomware-cyber-attack-who-what-why-how)attack last week were withdrawn overnight. A number of establishments have paid the $300 ransom, even though there wasn’t any guarantee of  ..

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04 Jul
UK.gov leaves user details wide open!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that confidential information belonging to users of the UK government’s (https://www.gov.uk/) data dashboard has been left wide open. Since the information has been made public the UK Gov (https://www.gov.uk/) have asked users to change their passwords. According t ..

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28 Jun
Is Petya gonna getcha!!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
After security firms have analysed this nasty piece of malware one thing has become very clear, it’s not designed to generate ransoms but to create mayhem. The outbreak of this file-scrambling malware (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malware) nasty occurred last night and it is mainly target ..

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