Breaches

October 2, 2017
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Local government faces security risks from ransomware, phishing and malicious threats

Local government agencies are firmly in cybercriminals’ sights. Between June 2016 and June 2017, almost nine out of ten (87 per cent) local authorities in the […]
June 7, 2017
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Insurers put some skin in the game with cyber risk policies

Should you have cyber insurance? That’s not a frivolous question any longer. The risks of ransomware, CEO fraud, data breaches or denial of service attacks are […]
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 […]