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Advisory – Data breach of 500m Yahoo accounts

Summary CERT-UK is aware of reports of an attack on the technology firm Yahoo in which up to 500 million user accounts were breached. In August 2016, a hacker known as “Peace” was reportedly attempting to sell information from 200 million Yahoo accounts breached in an attack from 2014. Initially believed to be speculation, Yahoo...

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CERT-UK Weekly Update 29/09/2016

This will be the final CERT-UK Weekly Update which will be replaced by the NCSC Weekly Threat Assessment from 3 October. In this final edition we look at whether or not internet of things devices are the new device of choice for DDoS botnets and provide a brief comment on the Yahoo data breach. For...

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Data security in professional services

Professional services organisations often serve as a repository of, or access point to, business critical and commercially sensitive information. SMEs and organisations in the supply chain, who may not have previously considered themselves as a target, are now being breached in order to gain data from clients; malicious actors will seek to access high value...

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