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March 20, 2015

Hackers continue on hacking and breaches continue to happen. The cycle continues, as organisations carry on being successfully compromised and the need to combat cyber warfare increases. Proper and efficient response to an attack is vital and early threat detection is key to increase your incident response time and the aftermath.

Here’s Cyberseer’s roundup of the top content posted this week in the cyber security industry.

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10 million Health Insurance members compromised in UK as a result of cyber attack.“Premera Blue Cross breached, info on 11 million customers at risk” [SC Magazine]

“The personal information of more than 10 million Premera Blue Cross members and applicants may have been compromised, the health insurance company announced…explaining that it was victim of an attack and that unauthorised access was gained to its IT systems.”

“Target’s $10M settlement in data breach lawsuit is a tiny price to pay” [Ars Technica]

“A federal judge in Minnesota has approved a proposed $10 million settlement deal in a proposed class-action lawsuit filed against Target, which suffered a massive credit card hack that affected 40 million people in later 2013.”

UK business unprepared for data breaches“UK Businesses Woefully Unprepared for Data Breaches” [Info-security Magazine]

“Despite the escalating number of data breaches and the seemingly non-stop headlines that they generate, UK businesses are unprepared, unconcerned for the consequences and seemingly nonchalant about consumer impact in the wake of an incident.”

“China admits cyber-warfare capabilities” [SC Magazine UK]

“It’s hardly a surprise revelation, but it’s nonetheless significant that, for the first time China has formally acknowledged that its military and intelligence community have specialised cyber-warfare units.”

“The Equation Group’s scalpel proves the sledgehammer is unneeded” [Digital Trends]

“If you’ve been following the news lately, you’ve probably caught a glimpse into the shadowy world of Kaspersky’s newest investigation, which followed the movements and actions of the clandestine hacking collective known as ‘The Equation Group’.”

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