Cumbria enterprise and police unite to fight cyber-crime

Businesses in Cumbria, UK, have teamed up with regional police forces in a bid to meet the growing challenges presented by cyber-crime. A new cyber and digital crime unit within Cumbria Constabulary will help Cumbria Chamber of Commerce in the new venture that will establish new online resources, cutting-edge information and advice on cyber-crime. Cumbria […]

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 data of tens of millions of […]

17,000 sites compromised by Magecart group

More than 17,000 web domains have been infected with digital skimming code caused by the scanning of misconfigured Amazon S3 buckets.  RiskIQ’s Yonathan Klijnsma explained that the campaign started in early April 2019, and by May, there were reports of thousands of websites being infected.  “These actors automatically scan for buckets which are misconfigured to […]

Japanese cryptocurrency exchange Bitpoint hacked for $32m

Bitpoint has announced today that the cryptocurrency exchange has lost 3.5 billion yen ($32m) in crypto assets.  As a result, Bitpoint has suspended all services including deposits and withdrawals to investigate the hack.  RemixPoint Inc., the owner of the exchange, released a document explaining that around 2.5 billion yen had been stolen from funds belonging […]

TrustArc receives funding to further advance their leadership position in the privacy market

The privacy management company TrustArc has announced that it has received $70 million Series D growth investment led by private equity firm, Bregal Sagemount. TrustArc announced today that the raised $70 million in Series D funding, bringings its total raised to over $100 million. “We are very excited to bring on Sagemount as a strategic […]

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.  It was discovered that 66% of […]

Uber ordered to improve security measures for personal data

The Colombian data protection authority has ordered Uber to improve its security measures in order to protect the personal data of Colombian users.  Following an investigation the Colombia DPA had found that between October and November 2016, an unauthorised party had accessed personal data that Uber had stored in its third-party cloud provider’s servers.  The […]

Two-thirds of enterprise suppliers are questioned about their cyber security training

Research by CybSafe found that increasing cyber security requirements are being imposed on businesses supplying enterprise customers. In its latest Secure the Supply Chain survey, 250 IT decision-makers at small-and-medium-sized suppliers enterprise were questioned about security requirements placed on their businesses.  It was found that 60% of businesses had to report on their cyber security […]