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SSCC 170 - Is the best time to shop at a store right after it has a breach? [PODCAST]

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Here's the latest episode of our weekly security podcast.

Join Sophos experts Chester Wisniewski, John Shier and Paul Ducklin as they turn news into advice...

South Korean ID system faces overhauls following 10 years of data thefts

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The South Korean government is considering reissuing national identity card ID numbers for every citizen over the age of 17, at the cost of billions of US dollars.

How dare you use my camera! 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Here's this week's 60 Second Security.

A week of news distilled into a swift minute of amusing but informative video...

220 million records stolen, 16 arrested in massive South Korean data breach

220 million records stolen in massive South Korean data breach

South Korean authorities have revealed a massive data breach that has affected over half of the country. The stolen records include real names, account names, passwords and resident registration numbers from a number of website registrations across online game and movie ticket sites.

Browsers pwned, Korean megabreach, hackers phoiled, and Chet Chat turns 4! [VIDEO]

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Which browser plugin withstood PWN2OWN? How big was the latest South Korean megabreach? What happens when hackers attack phishers?

Find out in 60 Second Security...

Hackers steal 12 million customer records from South Korean phone giant

Hackers steal 12 million customer records from South Korean phone giant

In a caper that lasted a year, one or more hackers stole the details for KT Corp customers, then passed them to an accomplice who allegedly sold cell phones posing as a company representative. It's the second mega-breach to rip holes into South Koreans' personal data since January.

South Korea concocting Stuxnet-like virus to infect enemies

South Korea concocting Stuxnet-like virus to infect enemies

Let's hope that somebody in South Korea remembers that malware doesn't respect borders. Stuxnet escaped from its original cage to bite a whole bunch of countries not originally on the hit list, plus it spawned its nasty son, Duqu.

Flash patched, Forbes hacked and Korea reacts - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Another Flash emergency already? More SEA hacking? Why have the password "changeme" if you don't? How big a fine for a 20,000,000 record breach?

It'll only take you a minute to find out!

South Korea punishes three credit card firms over data heist

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South Korean regulators have fined three credit card companies and banned them from issuing new credit cards for three months in the wake of the country's largest-ever data theft.

Leaks in logfiles, malware on Macs and Korean credit compromise - 60 Sec Security [VIDEO]

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Leaky logic leaves logins loose in logfiles; mendacious mails menace Macs with Mavericks malware, and criminal contractor compromises Korean credit company!

60 Sec Security - 25 Jan 2014...

SSCC 131 - Mac malware, Starbucks security, Apple versus FTC and giant Korean breach [PODCAST]

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Chet and Duck turn a week's worth of lost data, malware attacks, misleading apologies and shabby security into actions you can take to steer a safer course in your own organisation.

Here's our weekly "podcast with a purpose"...

Marketers, IT contractor arrested in theft of 20 million South Korean credit cards

Marketers, IT contractor arrested in theft of 20 million South Korean credit cards

The inside job, affecting 40% of the country's population, has been traced back to one IT guy inside a credit bureau plus some dodgy data buyers, who've also been arrested.

DarkSeoul: SophosLabs identifies malware used in South Korean internet attack

Internet attack hits South Korean banks and broadcasters

Computer networks belonging to South Korean TV broadcasters and at least two major banks have been disrupted by what some have suggested was a malicious internet attack originating in North Korea.

Windows XP is still Microsoft’s biggest security headache, but infections are rising on Windows 7

Windows XP is still Microsoft’s biggest security headache, but infections are rising on Windows 7

The rate of infection ticked up for Windows 7 in the first half of 2012, but Windows XP, Microsoft’s legacy operating system, is still far and away the biggest security headache for Redmond.

North Korea uses infected games to DDoS South Korea

North Korea uses infected games to DDoS South Korea

South Korean police have arrested a man from Seoul on suspicion of working with North Korea to develop games infected with spyware.

Police rescue man and daughter kidnapped by email scammers

Police rescue man and daughter kidnapped by email scammers

A man and his daughter are rescued by police after they were lured to South Africa by a scam email telling them they had won a fortune in a lottery.

Election-day cyber attack scandal rocks South Korea's ruling party

Election-day cyber attack scandal rocks South Korea's ruling party

Did governing politicians in South Korea approve an election-day cyber attack?

Three of South Korea's top seven leaders quit their posts over DDoS scandal.

13 million MapleStory players at risk after hack - casting a shadow over Nexon's IPO

13 million MapleStory players at risk after hack

If you're about to float your video game company on the stock exchange, probably the last thing you want is for a hacker to break into the personal details of some 13 million of your players.

Epson Korea hack impacts 350,000 customers

Epson Korea hack impacts 350,000 customers

Hackers have broken into Epson Korea's computer systems, and stole information including passwords, phone numbers, names, and email addresses of customers who had registered with the company.

Another Korean data breach - GOMTV.NET spills user account data, including passwords

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GOMTV.NET, a global operation of South Korean streaming media provider Gretech, has reported a large-scale data breach. Poor password handling by Gretech made a bad thing worse.

Learn how to avoid making this sort of mistake with your own customers' data.