Tag Archives | data-security




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 […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Privacy

US Really Owns Your Data Now!

A while back we reported how US customs owns your data, now it’s getting even worse. 10 days ago the US appeals court gave them rights to COPY all your data without notice even if there are no suspicions. Anyone want to talk about dilution of intellectual property? Privacy? Or just basic human rights.. In […]

Topic: Legal Issues, Privacy

TJX (T.J. Maxx and Marshall’s) Largest Breach of Customer Data in U.S. History

This case has been going on for a while but obviously hush hush, being that it is the largest breach of customer data in U.S. History. The details of the case have only started emerging in the last couple of months. Information Week published a good article covering what has been going on recently. Amazing […]

Topic: Hacking News, Legal Issues

Hackers Steal U.S. Government Corporate Data from PCs – AGAIN

Seems like a social engineering type attack again relying on human ignorance and stupidity. Based around some kind of malware reporting back to a central repository. Remember kids if a deal is too good to be true…it isn’t. Hackers stole information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and several U.S. companies by seducing employees with […]

Topic: Hacking News

GFI Free Endpoint Scanner – Online Portable Storage Device Scanning

Recently GFI launched a free, online portable storage device scanner called EndPointScan. http://www.endpointscan.com EndPointScan, is an industry-first, free online service that allows anyone to check what devices are or have been connected to computers on their network and by whom. Using this diagnostic tool, one can identify those areas where the use of portable storage […]

Topic: Advertorial, Countermeasures, Security Software

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