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March 16, 2015

Data compromise is the new norm and news again this week see’s yet again more data breaches across an array of industries. It only takes one weak link for an entire organisation to be compromised. Are you strengthening your security program to combat cyber threats?

Cyberseer provides you with a round-up of the latest cyber security news from around the web.

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“Breach Victims Three Times Likelier To Be Identity Theft Victims” [Dark Reading]

“Twenty-eight percent of them say they later avoided the merchants that failed to protect their personal information.”

Smoking Gun“New smoking gun further ties NSA to omnipotent “Equation Group” hackers” [Ars Technica]

“What are the chances unrelated state-sponsored projects were both names “BACKSNARF”?.”


“Uber Takes Over 5 Months To Issue Breach Notification” [Dark Reading]

“50,000 Uber drivers are just being told now that their names and license numbers were exposed.”

“Google researchers hack computers using DRAM electrical leaks” [CSO Online]

“Google researchers have written the first-ever attack code that takes advantage of electrical interference between densely packed memory cells, a unique style of attack that could require changes in chip design.”

Equation Drug“Inside EquationDrug: The world’s premier, NSA-backed espionage platform” [Extreme Tech]

“Ever since Edward Snowden exposed the NSA’s shadowy operations and vast web of intelligence gathering, there’s been an unanswered question lurking in the background – where are the groups that build and maintain the NSA’s various software tools? Kapersky Labs thinks it’s found at least one of them and uncovered the spycraft suite that the NSA-backed team uses to do its dirty work.”

“US air traffic control system is riddled with vulnerabilities” [Net-Security]

“A recently released report by the US Government Accountability Office has revealed that despite some improvements, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still needs to quash significant security control weaknesses that threaten the agency’s ability to ensure the safe and uninterrupted operation of the national airspace system (NAS).”

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Written by: Elizabeth Gladen

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