Equifax Given Huge IRS Fraud-Prevention Contract Following Massive Security Breach

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has awarded Equifax a $7.25 million fraud-prevention contract following the company’s massive security breach which affected over 140 million consumers. According to Politico, “The IRS will pay Equifax $7.25 … Full story

Tory chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin refuses spiralling calls to quit over the PM’s disastrous speech

The party chief refused to take responsibility for the security breach as Cabinet Ministers demanded his head – but Tory insiders said he could still go later in the year. Prankster Simon Brodkin managed to storm onto the stage to hand a P45 employment … Full story

Russian-based Kaspersky software believed to been used to take classified NSA data

Russian-based Kaspersky Lab software was believed to have been used to take very sensitive and classified NSA data from an NSA contractor’s personal computer, CBS News confirmed Thursday, resulting in a significant security breach. First reported by the … Full story

Kaspersky may have been involved in biggest NSA security breach

It is almost ironic that the government body tasked with security itself become the victim of a security breach that could have easily been avoided. Then again, the NSA does have a large target painted on its back, whether it likes it or not. It is almost … Full story

Tory chairman 'refuses to quit' over P45 prankster security breach

Conservative chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin has rejected calls to quit after a major security breach at the Conservative party conference, a new report has said. Tory chairman Sir Patrick McLoughlin is in the firing line over the security breach Prankster … Full story

Sonic Offers Free Fraud Detection Following Security Breach

Fast food chain Sonic Drive-In is offering free fraud detection and identity theft protection its customers who used their credit or debit cards at their restaurants this year after a security breach last month. In a news release on its website, Oklahoma … Full story

How a ‘genius’ HR policy could have caused a security breach

Studies have revealed the HR department poses the biggest security risk to firms and this proposed policy at a local company confirms HR people are in fact the biggest corporate security threats. According to a blog post shared on Hong Kong Discussion … Full story

Equifax Awarded $7.2 Million IRS Contract Despite Security Breach

On 4 October 2017, Internal Revenue Service officials faced questions during testimony before a U.S. House Ways and Means subcommittee to explain why the agency approved a $7.2 million dollar contract for identity verification services to Equifax on 29 … Full story

No security breach from hidden cameras found in Collingwood, Ont., school: OPP

COLLINGWOOD, Ont. – Provincial police say they’ve found no evidence that hidden cameras in a rooms at a central Ontario high school were used for any purpose other than security. Late last year, a routine health and safety inspection discovered cameras … Full story

UIDAI denies security breach of its database following reports of sale of data of businesses on the internet

The reported breach “does not contain any confidential data of UIDAI and has not affected any services provided by the authority”, said a statement from the UIDAI, a statutory authority collecting and maintaining the world’s largest biometric ID system. Full story