Breach Exposes Data on 9, 400 High-Level US Security Clearance Workers

News broke yesterday that that thousands of files containing personal and sensitive information on US citizens who have classified, and up to Top Secret, security clearances have been exposed; presumably for most of the year due to a security lapse. Chris Vickery, director of cyber risk research at the California-based security firm UpGuard, discovered the cache of around 9,400 job application files on an unsecure Amazon Web Services S3 storage server that required no password to access.

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Open Weekend at London Transport Museum’s Depot, Acton – 23 and 24 September

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Open Weekend at London Transport Museum’s Depot, Acton

11:00 to 17:00 on 23 and 24 September 2017

 On just one weekend this September, visitors will have a rare opportunity to go behind the scenes at London Transport Museum’s Depot in Acton, west London and see some of the treasure-house of over 320,000 artefacts, which are not on display at the Museum’s main site in Covent Garden.

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Instagram hacked, Up to 6 Million Users Information has Been Stolen

Last week it was reported that social networking site Instagram was hacked- a bug in the social network has exposed some users’ phone numbers and emails if they weren’t public. The data was subsequently stolen by hackers who were selling searches of the exposed data for $10 a pop, The Daily Beast’s Joseph Cox reported, with the hackers claiming to have more than 6 million users’ details.

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Cyber insurance: beware of ‘one size fits all’ policies, says audit and accounting leader BDO

In a new cyber insurance white paper published today, BDO’s Global Cybersecurity Leadership Group emphasizes the importance of businesses drawing up their unique risk profile and advances a 4-step agile roadmap, to discuss with their underwriter and broker when taking out cyber insurance policy.

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