And Another Thing… What A Difference A Year Makes

They say time flies when you’re having fun and, for me, the last 12 months has proven that to be very true indeed. I cannot believe its been a whole year since I put out THAT post which, ultimately, made such a huge difference to my life. On June 25 last year I really was [...]

Annual Global Cost Of Cybercrime Reaches $445 billion

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A new McAfee-sponsored report from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) estimates that cybercrime is costing the global economy around $445 billion (£265 bn) per annum. That, it is suggested, is a figure that will only continue to rise in the future. Unsurprisingly, those areas with the highest levels of wealth – North [...]

UK Newspaper Investigation: ‘eBay Login Credentials For Sale’

Following the recent data breach at eBay, a Sun on Sunday investigation suggests that login details are being sold online. The newspaper claims that user credentials are available for around £25 each. If true, those login details could allow fraudulent traders to pose as long-standing sellers with exemplary feedback ratings which they could then use to [...]

Why Has It Taken eBay So Long To Send Out Password Reset Emails?

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As I am sure you are all aware now, the titan of online auction sites revealed last week that it had been breached sometime between February and March. It also came to light that whomever was responsible for the breach had made off with user passwords and other non-financial information such as names, email addresses, [...]

The eBay Breach – Was The Response Good Enough?

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When it comes to data breaches the comment I hear more often than any other is the fact that its when, not if, it will happen to you. As a result, security experts aplenty recommend developing a breach response well ahead of time. Given that customers are the lifeblood of every business, it seems sensible [...]