Category: Encryption News

Email remains cybercriminals’ attack vector of choice
Considering the security challenges battled in 2018, it’s evident that the majority of attacks we are facing are not new, but many are reused year after year. Older attacks do [...]
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NASA confirms potential personal information breach
The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has confirmed a data breach that potentially compromised the personal information of its employees, both current and former, after discovering the [...]
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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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Personal data of 9.4 million Cathay Pacific passengers breached
Hong Kong based international airline, Cathay Pacific, that serves flights around the world announced a data breach which exposed the personal information of 9.4 million of its passengers. This breach [...]
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ICO fines Bupa £175,000 for failing to protect customer data from misuse
Bupa Insurance Services Limited who manages domestic and global insurance policies has been fined £175,000 under the Data Protection Act 1998 for failing to have appropriate organisational and technical measures [...]
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Uber to pay £113 million to settle 2016 data breach
Following the disclosure last year of the 2016 Uber data breach that Uber desperately tried to hide, Uber has agreed to pay £113 million to settle legal action brought by [...]
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