Swedish DPA bans housing co-op from using video surveillance 

The Swedish Data Protection Authority (DPA), Datainspektionen, has fined a co-operative housing association 20,000 Swedish kronor and banned it from using video surveillance.  After receiving numerous complaints claiming a co-operative housing association was monitoring the public stairwell in the association’s apartment building, the Swedish DPA launched an investigation.  That revealed the association had four cameras […]

Australian prime minister warns of sophisticated state-based cyber attacks

An ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber attack is targeting Australia’s government and institutions, according to the country’s prime minister.  Prime minister Scott Morrison announced today that the cyber attacks were targeting Australian organisations across a range of sectors, including industry, political organisations, health, essential services, education and all levels of government.  “We know it is a […]

Cognizant discloses data breach

IT services giant Cognizant has announced that a ransomware attack has resulted in unencrypted data being accessed.  On April 17, Cognizant began warning its clients that the company was targeted by the Maze Ransomware so that they could disconnect themselves from Cognizant and protect themselves from the ransomware.  In a notice of data breach, filed […]

Half of companies postponed cybersecurity initiatives to focus on virus-related remote work setup

Forty per cent of businesses were forced to delay cybersecurity initiatives in order to prepare for remote working during coronavirus lockdowns, according to research. The survey of 500 IT professionals in companies with more than 1,000 employees in the UK, US, Canada, Germany, France and Ireland was commissioned by Sectigo.  Although investing in WFH infrastructure […]