#Privacy: Travelex CEO finally breaks silence

Travelex boss, Tony D’Souza, has finally broken his silence 17 days after the foreign exchange company got struck by a ransomware attack.  Since suffering the attack, the firm has released a number of short statements, however in a video uploaded today on the firm’s website, D’Souza announced that the IT system utilised by in-store staff […]

#Privacy: Belgian DPA to investigate supermarket’s fingerprint payment system 

The Belgian Data Protection Authority, Gegevensbeschermingsautoriteit (GBA), has announced that it is planning to launch an investigation into Carrefour’s fingerprint payment system.  On Tuesday, the supermarket chain Carrefour announced that it was organising a biometric payments pilot, in a store in the centre of Brussels, which would allow clients to pay for their groceries with […]

#Privacy: EU mulls a five year ban on facial recognition tech

The European Union is considering temporarily banning the use of facial recognition technology in public areas for up to five years.  In an 18-page document seen by the BBC, The European Commission has outlined its plans to introduce new rules that will bolster existing regulations surrounding data and privacy rights.  “Building on these existing provisions, […]

#Privacy: Research reveals the serious threat against UK health-related data

New research by Clearswift has found that 67% of healthcare organisations have experienced a cyber security incident in the past twelve months.  The research surveyed senior business decision makers within healthcare organisations across the UK, to which it was found that just under half of security incidents (48%) occurred as a result of introduction of […]

#Privacy: Doctors call for social media firms to hand over data for “harm” research

A report by the Royal College of Psychiatrists explains that children and adolescents are most at risk from digital technologies.  The report, released on Friday, calls for regulators to urgently establish a protocol allowing social media companies to share data with universities to help researchers understand how young people are impacted by online content.  The […]

#Privacy: Over 45m user records from US data broker LimeLeads are up for sale

ZDNet has reported that a hacker is currently selling a database containing 49 million business contacts on an underground hacking forum.  After receiving a tip from one of its readers, ZDNet reported that it had become aware that a threat actor, dubbed Omnichorus, has been selling data belonging to San Francisco-based business-to-business leads generator, LimeLeads.  […]

#Privacy: Patching still remains a problem

A new report has found that cyber adversaries continue to be both relentless and innovative in their efforts to find vulnerabilities within organisation’s IT infrastructure.  The Crowdstrike Services Cyber Front Lines Report, which offers observations obtained from its incident response and proactive services, found that over a third of the incidents (36%) investigated were caused […]

#Privacy: Ukrainian gas company targeted by Russian hackers

The Ukrainian gas company, currently at the centre of President Donald Trump’s impeachment, was hacked by Russian military agents in November 2019. Cybersecurity firm, Area 1 Security, has announced its discovery of an active phishing campaign that has been targeting Burisma Holdings, one of the largest private natural gas producers in Ukraine.  Area 1 became […]