This week has seen a decidedly medicinal flavour for InfoSec dramas: the ICO investigated the leak of the personal details of literally thousands of ambulance service staff, and elsewhere a Doctor left old patient records in a bin. The inevitable world-cup coverage has started early, only this time with quite a serious InfoSec error: Vauxhall, one of the sponsors, enthusiastically tweeted a picture containing the D.O.B and passport details of the players. On the PCI front, meanwhile, the card-scanning software Card Recon has been hacked.


There’s a notable SSL bug that’s worth patching and irony struck as the Government website designed promote web security DDoSed itself with its overwhelming popularity.


In mobile news, as Samsung’s homegrown Tizen mobile OS takes off, Android gets a serious dose of cryptolocker-style malware.

Data Centre

On the data centre side of things, high performance computing got a boost with DataDirect claiming they can cram 4.95 PB of storage into a single cabinet. And there’s a warning on cooling for DC managers: you might need more cooling capacity than you realise when recovering from failures.