• Thousands of Netflix, Disney+ streaming accounts being stolen

    With a surge in home use of video and music streaming services such as Amazon Prime Video, Apple Music, Netflix and Spotify thanks to social distancing and self-isolation measures taken during the Covid-19 coronavirus crisis – as well as the scheduled launch of Disney+ in the UK on 24 March – Proofpoint has warned that cyber criminals are increasingly targeting and hijacking user accounts.

    Proofpoint threat researchers reported that cyber criminals have found a way to steal valid streaming credentials and are now selling them online for discounted prices, with the victims almost always completely unaware that they are “sharing”

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  • The AWS bucket list: Keep your cloud secure

    Back in February, cloud security specialists DivvyCloud released their 2020 cloud misconfigurations report, which highlighted that misconfigured cloud installations had cost organisations $5tn (approximately £4tn) over the past two years.

    During that time, over 33 billion records were exposed; an increase of 80% from previous years. These included the Adobe breach in October 2019, as well as the breach at B&Q in January 2019.

    The report also revealed that older businesses are more likely to have misconfigured cloud installations, as nearly 70% of the breaches related to organisations over 10 years old. Organisations that had been established less than

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  • Making home working work – a guide for IT leaders

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    24 March 2020

    Making home working work – a guide for IT leaders

    In this week’s Computer Weekly, with staff working from home during the coronavirus crisis, we look at three key technology areas to consider. We find out about a novel approach to teaching security awareness to users. And we examine the role of IT in corporate environmental, social and governance programmes. Read the issue now.

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