November 2018

Marriott hack exposes personal data of 500 million guests
Today, hotel chain Marriott International disclosed a data breach affecting 500 million of its guests. Marriott discovered that the guest reservation database of its subsidiary Starwood Hotels had been accessed [...]
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ICO fines Uber £385,000 for failing to protect data of 2.7 million UK customers
The breach In October 2016 a massive breach affecting 57 million Uber customers and drivers was discovered by the company, but instead of acknowledging the breach Uber paid £75000 to [...]
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Phishing emails lure university students in the UK
In the last month, the students of many UK universities have been targeted with phishing emails. The UK’s tax authority, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), has warned that fraudsters are [...]
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Metropolitan Police Service’s ‘Gangs Matrix’ breached data protection laws
The ICO has issued an enforcement notice, ordering the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) to overhaul how it manages and shares data recorded on the Gangs Matrix, a database that records [...]
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Security and usability without a trade-off
In the past, effective security often came at the expense of usability and vice versa. Presently, many still believe that both security and usability can’t be achieved together effectively and [...]
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