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US supermarket chain Supervalu confirms network hit by 'criminal intrusion'

August 15, 2014 - US supermarket chain Supervalu has become the latest retailer to admit that it has been hacked and that customer card data may have been stolen.

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IBM uncovers Android banking vulnerability; consumers turned off by security fears

August 8, 2014 - One-in-ten banking apps are wide open to a malicious drive-by hacking exploit that exposes user credentials when visiting bug-laden websites.

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European Central Bank site hacked

July 24, 2014 - Crooks have hacked the European Central Bank's website, stealing contact data and demanding a ransom for its return.

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Bromium Research Highlights Increased Internet Browser Vulnerabilities

July 23, 2014 - BromiumĀ®, Inc., the pioneer of a new model of endpoint security using micro-virtualization, today announced the publication of "Endpoint Exploitation Trends H1 2014," a Bromium Labs analysis of public vulnerabilities and exploits from the first six months of 2014. The research determined that Internet Explorer vulnerabilities have increased more than 100 percent since 2013, surpassing JAVA and Flash vulnerabilities. The report also dissects the anatomy of emerging zero-day attacks, including Action Script Spray and Adobe Reader Sandbox Escape.

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Global insurance IT spending to reach $140bn by 2018, says Ovum

July 23, 2014 - CIOs are expanding their IT budgets to drive a new set of IT priorities as insurance market conditions improve, according to new research by Ovum*. In mature markets, there is a focus on improving operational efficiency and organisational flexibility, while in developing markets, close attention is being paid to expanding core platforms and infrastructure to support growth. These factors will drive global insurance IT spending to over $104bn by 2018.

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20% of UK Organisations Believe Malicious Insiders Pose Biggest Threat to Security

July 18, 2014 - A survey amongst 250 IT security professionals, conducted during this year's Infosecurity Europe show, has revealed that 20% of organisations believe malicious insiders pose the biggest threat to their security. A further 44% suggest employee's ignorance could also cause defences to crumble. Hardly surprising, then, that this audience firmly pointed the finger at 'people' (70%) as the most frequent point of failure in an organisation's IT security, with 20% citing processes and just 9% at technology.

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