ICO fines Equifax £500,000 for failing to protect customers’ data
A year on from the disclosure of one of the world’s worst data breaches, the Equifax data breach that impacted 146 million customers globally, the UK’s Information Commissioners Office has [...]
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British Airways Hacked: Aviation industry is a growing target for cybercriminals
British Airways Breach British Airways (BA) has been hacked. On Wednesday evening BA noticed some anomalies and realised that something was very wrong. After investigating through the night, it uncovered [...]
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Accounting firms are prime targets for hackers, here’s how to protect your business
Accountancy firms of all sizes are routinely targeted by hackers. Firms hold a wide range of personal data including tax identification numbers, logins and sensitive financial details, making them an [...]
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Hackers took £11 million of law firms’ money last year, here’s how to protect your…
Last year, there was a 20 per cent rise in cyber-attacks on law firms. According to figures from the National Cyber Security Centre, this saw cyber thieves take more than [...]
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NCSC Report: Cyber threats facing UK law firms
A recent report, The Cyber Threat to UK Legal Sector, produced by the National Cyber Security Centre in direct response to a requirement from the legal sector provides valuable information [...]
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GDPR: An organisation’s guide to Data Protection Impact Assessments
Up until the enforcement of the GDPR, individuals’ rights have not always been at the forefront of concern when organisations process their data. Moreover, the protection of individuals’ rights has [...]
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Dixons Carphone: Oops…personal records of 10 million customers actually compromised-sorry!
Since the initial disclosure of the Dixons Carphone’s 2017 breach in June, investigations have been ongoing. On Monday Dixons Carphone announced that the personal data of about 10 million customers [...]
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Hacked email account source of data breach at Boys Town Children’s Hospital
Omaha-based Children’s Hospital, Boys Town National Research Hospital, confirmed on July 20 that it was involved in a security incident. The personal data of 105,309 individuals may have been exposed. [...]
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Singapore health system hack affects personal data of 1.5 million
Singapore is battling yet another government targeted cyber attack. It’s not the first to hit the Singapore government, a previous attack on the defence ministry was foiled and Prime Minister [...]
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ICO fines The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse £200,000 for bulk email data breach
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA) has been fined £200,000, under the Data Protection Act preceding the GDPR, for sending a bulk email to 90 recipients that identified [...]
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