Dixons Carphone says 10 million accounts may have been hacked

(Reuters) — Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.2 million.

It was the second major cyber attack in three years on the company, which has about 22 million customers in the U.K. and Ireland. It apologized to customers on Tuesday and said that an investigation into the hacks was nearly complete.

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Cyber and climate risks, human error threaten shipping: Allianz

While large shipping losses have declined 38% over the past decade, a report by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty S.E. released on Wednesday warned that the industry faces such threats as cyber attacks, climate risks and human error.

Cyber attacks caused US$72 bln losses for S. Korea firms in 2017: Microsoft

SEOUL, June 18 (Yonhap) -- The South Korean branch of U.S. tech giant Microsoft Corp. released a report on Monday which claimed cyber attacks caused direct and indirect losses of US$72 billion last year for local companies.


Cyber security: Half of all attacks are against small businesses and most not reported to gardai

Almost half of cyber crime attacks are committed against small businesses.

Most attacks are not reported to gardaí.

This is despite the fact that cyber attacks are now seen as the fastest-growing crime, according to research compiled by Cork-based Apex Insurance, which offers firms cyber insurance.


Chili's Discloses Data Breach Exposing Payment Card Information

Restaurant chain Chili's is the latest retailer to report a data breach involving point of sale (PoS) security.

Brinker International, which operates over 1,600 Chili's restaurants globally, announced the data breach on May 12, after becoming aware of the security incident the day before. The company did not reveal how many customers have been impacted by the breach, though it did state that payment card information was stolen over a two-month period.



Deloitte plans $600m of cyber security spending

Deloitte plans to spend $580m on its own cyber security defences over the next three years as pressure increases on the ‘big four’ accounting firms to fend off attacks that could jeopardise client data.

Deloitte, which suffered a high-profile cyber breach last year that affected a small number of its clients, has significantly increased its spending on this area from “several years ago”, when it spent about $50m a year.


Data breach at service provider hits thousands of Sears, Delta customers

A data breach at a customer services provider with a name that looks like a misprint, [24]7.ai, may have exposed the data of thousands of Sears department store and Delta Air Lines customers last fall, the companies disclosed this week.



Phishing or Ransomware? Experts dispute which is biggest cyber-threat

Cyber-security executives and business decision makers question whether phishing emails or ransomware attacks are the most potent threats faced, but are businesses equipped to implement all-round risk mitigation strategies?



In today’s market, no growing business can isolate itself from online communications and commerce. Yet avoiding the internet entirely is the only way to guarantee your company will not be exposed to cyber threats. Once a business is online it will always be exposed to some residual risk it cannot feasibly address in a disaster recovery plan, business continuity plan, or through an information security technology solution.



10 biggest N.C. data breaches reported in 2018 (Slideshow)

Public records disclosed by North Carolina officials show thousands of potential data breaches reported to the state in 2018 – and it’s only March.

As of earlier this week, the state of North Carolina had already received reports of 217 data breaches, potentially impacting more than 280,000 North Carolinians.