Give Me My Data | A Facebook application to reclaim your information Electronic Privacy Information Center News of the World 'hacked 7/7 family phones' 6 July 2011 Last updated at 11:02 GMT The father of David Foulkes, who was killed in the Edgware Road blast, said police had contacted him Families of 7/7 bombing victims may have had their phones hacked by the News of the World, it has emerged. A solicitor for some of the relatives said one family had been told their phone may have been hacked in 2005. The paper has also passed to police e-mails which allegedly show payments by it to the police were approved by the then editor Andy Coulson. Meanwhile, the journalist who sanctioned hacking murdered girl Milly Dowler's phone has been identified. BBC's political editor Nick Robinson said News International executives found the information after a trawl of their documents. He said the information has yet to be handed to police although it was thought likely that they would already know it. News International said it was determined to get to the bottom of this and that it would keep going until people viewed them in a "favourable" light.
How we found the file that was used to Hack RSA The current theory is that a nation-state wanted to break into Lockheed-Martin and Northrop-Grumman to steal military secrets. They couldn't do it, since these companies were using RSA SecurID tokens for network authentication. So, the hackers broke into RSA with a targeted e-mail attack. They planted a backdoor and eventually were able to gain access to SecurID information that enabled them to go back to their original targets and successfully break in. Already in April, we knew that the attack was launched with a targeted e-mail to EMC employees (EMC owns RSA), and that the e-mail contained an attachment called "2011 Recruitment plan.xls". This bothered Timo Hirvonen. Timo wrote a data analysis tool that analyzed samples for flash objects. After five months, we finally had the file. And not only that, we had the original e-mail. The sample was uploaded on 19th of March as file-1994209_msg So, what did the e-mail look like? "I forward this file to you for review. P.S.
ICO issues guidance on disclosing employee personal data under FOI The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) said that public sector bodies must assess whether they could avoid disclosing some information about employees whilst still ensuring that "the legitimate interests" of those requesting the information are observed. "For example, could the legitimate interests be met by other means that interfere less with the employee’s rights and freedoms?" the ICO said in new guidance. (32-page / 155KB PDF) "Is it necessary to provide all of the information requested? If not, full disclosure is not necessary, and the additional information is thereby exempt." Under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) individuals have a general ‘right to know’, which entitles them to be provided with information held by Government departments and public bodies. One absolute exemption in FOI laws allows public authorities to refuse to disclose information they hold when the information amounts to personal data and to do so would be a breach of the Data Protection Act (DPA).
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