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    Cyber-attack incidents escalating against UK small businesses


    Politicians in Westminster are under pressure to do more to for small businesses in Britain which are up against unprecedented levels of cyber-attack, new research shows. According to studies conducted by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), one-in-five small businesses said they had been the target of a cyber-attack over ...

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    StockX confirms being hacked


    StockX, a sneaker trading platform, has reportedly been hacked, exposing more than 6.8 million customer records. On Thursday, customers received a password reset email, with a message attributing the reset to “recently completed system updates on the StockX platform.” The company did not explain further as to what caused the ...

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    Cyberattacks against manufacturing sector, doubled in the past six months


    Half of organisations in the manufacturing sector are affected by cyberattacks. IBM’s X-Force IRIS incident response team published new research looking at recent cyberattacks they had assisted with. It was revealed that Industroyer, NotPetya, or Stuxnet, where three types of malicious code which had been designed primarily to cause damage, ...

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    Jana Small Finance Bank exposes millions of records online


    A database belonging to Jana Bank has been found open online, accessible by anyone. The non-password protected database had been discovered by researcher, Jeremiah Fowler, on May 26. The Elastic database, contained information including Know Your Customer (KYC) PII client information, wallet ID, usernames, emails, account and transaction data. ...

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    EU Commission: GDPR shows results, back work needs to continue


    The report concluded that most Member states have set up the necessary legal framework and the new system of strengthening the enforcement of data protection rules is falling into place.Věra Jourová, Commissioner for Justice, Consumers and Gender Equality stated how the General Data Protection Regulation provides businesses opportunities to “make ...

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    Sky cyber-security fears leads to password reset for customers


    Customers of Sky broadband packages are being encouraged to reset and change their passwords, reports reveal. The prompts come within a broader security crackdown, as the media giant bids to mitigate risk against cyber-criminals. A number of customers have now received emails holding links to enable the password reset to ...

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    Over 50% of organisations believe attackers can infiltrate their networks


    In the CyberArk Global Advanced Threat Landscape 2019 Report , only half of organisations believe they can stop cyber attacks. The report surveyed 1,000 global organisations and identified that although organisations view privileged access security as a core component of an effective cybersecurity program, this view has not yet translated ...

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    Almost a third of EU firms still not GDPR compliant


    A new report by accounting company RSM announced that almost one in three European businesses are not compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation. RSM conducted a survey with the European Business Awards and spoke to over 300 companies. It was noted that medium-sized businesses are “struggling to understand and ...

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    Bulgaria data breach hacker arrested


    Last week, news broke of a data breach in Bulgaria that impacted upon over five million of the nation’s citizens. The breach occurred when a hacker broke into the National Revenue Agency to steal names, income details and social security data. The hacker then forwarded 57 folders holding 11gb ...

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    Slack resets user passwords four years after data breach


    Slack has said it will reset user passwords that the workplace support platform believes may have been compromised during a data breach that hit the firm in 2015. At the time of the incident, the firm revealed its security defences had been breached by hackers who broke into the profile ...

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    IoT entrepreneur underlines critical nature of device security


    A tech chief has spoken out about the need for adequate data protection measures within IoT (Internet of Things) products, citing security as critical to winning consumer confidence. Jamie Siminoff, the founder and principal inventor behind the smart doorbell manufacturer, Ring, feels that the company’s devices’ success hinges on privacy ...

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    The Great Hack documentary arrives on Netflix this month


    This summer sees the arrival of The Great Hack, a documentary exploring the Facebook / Cambridge Analytica scandal and how it lifts the mask on the dark arts of personal data processing. The scandal has its roots in the start of this decade, when an apparently innocuous personality app appeared ...

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    Whistleblower numbers shoot up in GDPR era


    The number of informants lifting the lid on data protection-related scandals has skyrocketed over the last 12 months, RPC has concluded. Research conducted by the City law firm found a 175% rise in instances of whistleblowing in the year to May 2019, with figures going from 138 to 379 ...

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    Cambridge Analytica: FTC to fine Facebook $5bn


    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved a record $5 billion settlement with Facebook following an investigation into allegations of data privacy violations. The fine follows after an investigation opened into Facebook’s data practices March 2018, once news broke about the political consultancy firm, Cambridge Analytica , improperly accessing the ...

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    Under half of SMB security issues are related to encryption, research reveals


    Research conducted by Alert Logic revealed that small and midsize businesses (SMBs) are more vulnerable to attacks targeting their weaknesses. In its new report, Critical Watch: SMB Threatscape 2019, researchers analysed more than 1.3 petabytes of data and 8.2 million verified security incidents across 4,000 organisations of all sizes. ...

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    NHS has blocked over 11m cyber attacks over the past three years


    The NHS has blocked a total of 11.4 million malicious emails over the last three years according to a Freedom of Information request sent by Centrify . NHS Digital responded to the request stating that out of the 11.4 million, over six million were blocked due to IP or domain ...

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    UK businesses hit by cyber attacks every 50 seconds


    According to Beaming , in the second quarter of 2019, businesses in the UK have faced an average of 146,491 attempted cyber attacks. This current rate of cyber attacks equates to one attack every 50 seconds. The figure is a significant increase of 179% from 2018, in which businesses had ...

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    7 out of 10 Britons call for tougher punishment when companies flout data privacy


    More than a year on from the scandal in which 87 million unauthorised Facebook users’ details were shared with Cambridge Analytica, 71% of UK adults want tougher action in penalising companies that abuse our data privacy by misusing third party data. This is according to new research from YouGov*, with ...

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    Police data-share put King’s College London in breach of GDPR


    A review of cyber-security procedures has concluded that King’s College London violated EU data laws when it shared personal and private data of politically active students with police authorities. King’s College London (KCL) has now handed itself into the Information Commissioner’s Office. The review also concluded that none of ...

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    Report reveals more than half of employees don’t adhere to security policies


    According to a survey by Barracuda Network, 87% of respondents predicted email threats to increase in the coming year. The survey of 280 high-level decision makers revealed in a blog post that 75% of respondents had witnessed a steady increase in email attacks against their own organisation, over the ...