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The Panama Papers Leak – What You Need To Know

The HUGE news this week is the Panama Papers leak, a massive cache of 11.5 million documents leaked to a German Newspaper (Süddeutsche Zeitung) in August 2015. It’s one of the most significant data leaks of all time and Edward Snowden has labelled it as “the biggest leak in the history of data journalism”. It’s […]

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Egress-Assess – Test Network Egress Data Detection

Egress-Assess is a tool used to test network egress data detection capabilities, it works over FTP, HTTP and HTTPS. It can generate various data-types to test detection, credit card details, social security numbers (SSN) and name/address combos. This tool is designed to be an easy way to test exfiltrating data from the network you are […]

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Groupon India Subsidiary Leaks 300,000 Plain Text User Passwords

Oh look! Another data-leak, this was was pretty bad as it contained plain-text passwords (who on earth doesn’t hash their passwords in the DB in 2011?!). Anyway this time it was a Groupon subsidary – Sosata.com which managed to leak the e-mail addresses and plain-text passwords for 300,000 users AND on top of that, Google […]

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Facebook Apps Leaking Personal Data To Third Parties

Less than a week after our story about Facebook Introducing OTP (One-time Password) Functionality to make the site more secure, their dubious privacy standards have hit the news again. Facebook privacy has been in the news numerous times and it’s a subject we’ve also covered many times, with the sheer mass of users on the […]

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iPhone 4 Pre-Order System Exposes Customer Data

The big talk over the past weekend was about this, the AT&T system for recording pre-sales records for the new Apple iPad exposed account information. I didn’t think it was a big deal until they did something similar again today with the iPhone 4…the second time in one week – that must be some kind […]

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Website Auto-complete Leaks Data Even Over Encrypted Link

I’m always fascinated by side-channel attacks where the attack is focused on the underlying architecture of the cryptosystem and the data echos it creates rather than the algorithm or implementation itself. Similar somewhat to the recent breaking of OpenSSL using power fluctuations. This time some researcher type fellas focused on the digital noise autocomplete webforms […]

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Kaspersky Lab Alleged Customer Database Hack From SQL Injection Flaw

The latest big news is that on February 6th the Kaspersky Customer Records database was hacked through a simple SQL injection flaw on the website. The hacker claimed it was possible to expose all customer data including users, activation codes, lists of bugs, admins, shot and so on. The anonymous hacker hasn’t actually posted any […]

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Express Scripts Offers $1million Reward for Cyber Extortionists

This is an interesting story, I’ll be watching how it develops – it’s not often you see a bounty for online crimes and especially one as enticing as 1 million dollars! That’s a hell of a sum for nailing down some dodgy hackers who are running an extortion scam after a data leak. I really […]

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MI6 Sells Digital Camera on Ebay Containing Terrorist Images

Another classic data leakage….and once again it happened on Ebay! This time it’s a British agency known as MI6 (Secret Intelligence Service) demonstrating a distinct lack of intelligence. How on earth does something like even happen? Even smaller agencies and companies I’ve worked with have rigorous data destruction policies when old equipment is recycled or […]

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Ferret Version 1.1 – Data Seepage Detection Tool

Ferret works on the concept of “data seepage”: bits of benign data that people willingly broadcast to the world (as opposed to “leakage”, which is data people want to hide from the world). Examples of data seepage are what happens when you power-on your computer. It will broadcast to the world the list of WiFi […]

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