Research reveals that more than 2 billion stolen account credentials are available on the cybercriminal underground. McAfee released its latest McAfee Labs Threats Report: August 2019, examining cybercriminal activity and the development of cyber threats in the first quarter of 2019. It was revealed that a 118% increase in ransomware attacks included the “discovery” of […]
Posted on 30th August 2019 in GDPR.
Now that we know what peak sales are, we can start to look at how retailers can harness these opportunities and take full advantage.
Posted on 30th August 2019 in Great British Entrepreneurs.
More than 180,000 patients have been notified by Presbyterian Healthcare Services following a phishing attack. On June 6, 2019 the nonprofit health system discovered that an unauthorised third party had gained access to employees’ email accounts through a phishing scam. Subsequently the phishing attack led to the exposure of protected health information. Following an investigation it was […]
Posted on 29th August 2019 in GDPR.
With their seemingly endless budgets and global reach, it’s easy to assume the big retailers dominate the year’s busiest shopping periods. However, the modern technological landscape in which even the smallest retailers operate means it no longer has to be the case. Technology allows smaller retailers to operate in the same way as the […]
Posted on 29th August 2019 in Great British Entrepreneurs.
Gurucul announced its results of a survey on workplace behaviour which was conducted at Blackhat USA 2019. Of the 476 IT security professionals surveyed, it was identified that 24% would take company information in the hopes that it would help them apply for a more senior role at a competitor. Additionally, a further 27% of […]
Posted on 28th August 2019 in GDPR.
An English cyber-criminal who carried out targeted computer attacks on more than 100 firms from his UK base has been forced to pay back a stolen cryptocurrency haul worth £922.978.14, news reports reveal. Argos, Uber and Sainsbury’s were among the victims of Mr Grant West, who was jailed for fraud for an elaborate hacking spree which […]
Posted on 27th August 2019 in GDPR.
StockX, a sneaker trading platform, is facing a lawsuit over a data breach that resulted in more than 6.8 million customer records being exposed. Filed on Monday in U.S District Court, the lawsuit is on behalf of a minor from Kansas and other minors whose personal data “was accessed, acquired, stolen and re-sold by hackers […]
Posted on 23rd August 2019 in GDPR.
The Irish government has been criticised by the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (IDPC) for the way in which a public ID card has been implemented. The IDPC claims there is no legal basis for public entities to oblige individuals to use the card when receiving services, reports reveal. First brought in in 2011, the public service […]
Posted on 22nd August 2019 in GDPR.
Users will now be able to view all their data that is shared by third-party websites and apps to Facebook. The new setting will allow users to clear their history, prevent any future activity from being tracked, and selectively stop specific websites from sending users browsing activity to Facebook. The feature simply removes the connection […]
Posted on 21st August 2019 in GDPR.