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  1. #Cyber Alerts Newsletter 41

    By neil on 23rd Jan 2012 | No Comments

    Cybercrime: Amazon’s Zappos attacked 

    Cyberattackers have struck Zappos, the Amazon-owned fashion e-retailer, reports BBC News. Zappos said up to 24m names, e-mail addresses and other personal information may have been exposed, but not full credit card numbers. 

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    Security: Hackers hit Israeli airline and stock exchange 

    The websites of Israel’s national airline, El Al, and the Tel Aviv stock exchange have been disrupted just hours after they were reportedly threatened by a Saudi computer hacker. BBC News reports that the most serious of the recent attacks on Israeli sites saw details of tens of thousands of Israeli credit cards posted online. 

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    Security: Canadian university reports data breach 

    An electronic storage device holding more than 11,000 names, along with social insurance numbers and personal banking information, was taken during a break-in at Canada’s University of Victoria in the first weekend of the new year, notes a Saanich News report. 

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    Security: New Trojan targeting US Department of Defence 

    A new strain of the Sykipot Trojan is been used to compromise the Department of Defence-sanctioned smart cards used to authorise network and building access at many US government agencies. The Register reports that Chinese hackers have adapted the Sykipot Trojan to lift card credentials from compromised systems. 

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    Security: ICO issues heaviest fine for data breach 

    The Information Commissioner is proposing to issue its heaviest ever fine for a breach of UK data protection laws. The Register reports that according to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust, hard drives containing patient data had been sold on eBay by a contractor it employed to destroy them. 

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