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October 23, 2015 The banking details of over four million consumers may have been stolen following a sustained cyber attack on the Website of mobile operator Talk Talk.

October 19, 2015 - Stolen credit and debit card details are being hawked for as little as $5 per account on the dark web, according to research from Intel Security.

October 6, 2015 - Alert Logic, a leading provider of Security-as-a-Service for the cloud, today announced the availability of its Fall 2015 Cloud Security Report.

October 2, 2015 - Donald Trump's luxury hotel chain has confirmed that malware may have compromised customer credit and debit card data.

October 14, 2015 - Is the Internet of Things safe? A new survey from global cyber security association ISACA suggests a major confidence gap about the security of connected devices between the average consumer and cyber security and information technology professionals.

October 5, 2015 - Discount brokerage firm Scottrade says that 4.6 million customer contact details may be at risk after the firm received a warning from the FBI that its systems had been hacked between late 2013 and early 2014.

September 29, 2015 - According to a global survey of privacy and risk professionals released today, more than half of the 780 respondents say consumers should not feel confident that companies are adequately protecting their information. The study, conducted by global IT association ISACA, also found that only 29 percent of the respondents are very confident in their enterprise’s ability to ensure the privacy of its sensitive data. In fact, nearly one in five said they have experienced a material privacy breach.

October 14, 2015 - UK internet users are being warned to take guard against a virulent strain of banking malware that has succeeded in siphoning £20 million from individual bank accounts.

October 2, 2015 - The American Bankers Association, the lobby group that has taken a leading role in lambasting retailers over lax data security, has admitted that email addresses and passwords used to make purchases or register for events through its online shopping cart have been compromised.

September 24, 2015 - The US Office of Personnel Management says that hackers who breached its systems over the summer made off with the fingerprint records of 5.6 million individuals, raising questions over the security of biometrically-protected identities.

October 8, 2015 - Hackers affiliated with the Chinese government have breached the computer network of the mobile wallet outfit at the centre of Samsung Pay, according to the New York Times.

October 2, 2015 - In the latest in a series of high profile data breaches, credit referencing agency Experian says hackers accessed its servers and stole the personal details of 15 million prospective T-Mobile customers.

September 24, 2015 - A survey of more than 900 cybersecurity experts shows that an overwhelming majority (87%) expect to see an increase in mobile payment data breaches over the next 12 months, yet 42% of respondents have used this payment method in 2015. The 2015 Mobile Payment Security Study from global cybersecurity association ISACA suggests that people who use mobile payments are unlikely to be deterred by security concerns.

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