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Category Archives: Data Loss

News and posts relating to data loss events

From vulnerability to fraud, how hard is it?

February 9, 2010  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Data Loss, Hacking, PCI DSS   |   10 Comments

Hi everyone, The blog I’m writing today is a bit different to the blogs I normally write. I normally discuss application security vulnerabilities or how to write secure code but I wanted to post something different today. I used to write the occasional post which covered a specific issue in security I’d been researching that wasn’t necessarily related to application security. I’m happy to say that I have a new Ninja Research post for you … Read more >

IRISS Conference and HackEire

November 13, 2009  |  Written by Security Ninja  |   Data Loss, Hacking, Ninja News and Updates   |   1 Comment

Hi everyone, I blogged earlier this year about how happy I was to see conferences such as Epicenter embracing information security and how great it was to see Ireland’s first dedicated application security conference, now I have even more good news for the Information Security community in Ireland! The Irish national CSIRT (Computer Security Incident Response Team) will be holding its first annual conference on the 19th of November 2009 at the D4 Berkley Court … Read more >

Heartlands data breach, its a big one!

August 18, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   Application Security, Data Loss, PCI DSS   |   Leave a comment

Hi, I was in the middle of writing up a blog post pulling together information about the Heartlands data breach after I read earlier that three people have been indicted for the Heartland hack until I came across Rich Mogull’s excellent blog post. No point in me re-inventing the wheel after he had done such a great job! Some of the current highlights from the breach information are: The hacker behind the Heartland breach is … Read more >

Excellent dataloss graphs/stats

May 19, 2009  |  Written by admin  |   Data Loss   |   Leave a comment

Hi everyone, I saw hdmoore had tweeted about some excellent data loss graphs and stats so I decided to have a look myself. I found that once again the datalossdb had created this, these guys really are miles ahead of everyone else when it comes to recording information and reporting on data losses. The graphs and statistics can be found here. SN

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