April 18, 2017

Time to remove ‘cyberattack’ from the infosecurity incident response manual?

In March, editors at the Associated Press Stylebook officially proclaimed that the word cyberattack is “greatly overused”, and clarified that the term should only be employed […]
January 29, 2016

Hand over £1 million or all your sausage are belong to us

Well, ok, not your sausages, I mean data, but with this story being about Lincolnshire County Council, I just couldn’t resist. Earlier this week, 300 of […]
January 21, 2016

TalkTalk customers WalkWalk after data breach

Data breaches, though unfortunate, don’t have to signal the death knell for your business. As many companies have discovered, the fallout can be severe but, in […]
January 12, 2016

Data thieves – ignore, slap on the wrist or jail?

I wrote yesterday about Onur Kopcak and the arguably draconian prison sentence he received for engaging in a spot of identity theft, concluding (in my own […]
December 24, 2015

Potential Livestream breach – payment details safe but PII may have been swiped

Live video streaming platform Livestream – which has partners including the BBC, Spotify, Nike, Nasdaq and Tesla – has alerted its customers to a potential data […]
December 4, 2015

Credit card details safe but personal info swiped in JD Wetherspoon breach

Another day… another… yeah, you guessed it… breach. This time around its UK pub chain JD Wetherspoon (note to self: alcohol is evil). According to the […]
November 30, 2015

Bluebox Broadband Breached – 3,000 customers see details published online

The dust hasn’t even settled on the TalkTalk breach and we are already seeing another TelCo compromised, this time in the form of Bluebox Broadband. According […]
November 27, 2015

Kids play as toy maker Vtech gets hacked

Just a few short weeks after mere children hacked TalkTalk – allegedly – and its the kids turn to be hacked. Or a firm that caters […]