Financial services affected by mobile threats, research reveals

In the “Mobile Security in the Financial Services” report by Wandera, it was identified that financial service firms are a greater target for phishing attacks.  The report analysed six months of security data from 225 financial services customers that collectively have 50,000 devices under management.  Over the six months, 57% of financial service firms were […]

ICO intends to fine Marriott International, Inc more than £99m for data breach

Marriott International has received a notification from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of the regulator’s intention to fine the hotel chain £99,200,396. In November 2018, Marriott disclosed that their Starwood reservation database had been compromised between 2014 and 2018. The breach resulted in approximately 339 million guest records globally being exposed, of which around 30 […]

Record GDPR fine provides stark data and payment protection warning to business owners

PCI Pal’s CEO James Barham is encouraging businesses to step-up data protection processes and utilising descoping payment security technologies. Following reports confirming that British Airways had received notification from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) of its intention to issue BA with a fine of £183 million, CEO of PCI Pal, James Barham has stressed the […]

In loving memory, alpha-numeric passwords

By Geoff Anderson, CEO, PixelPin The term “data breach” will send shivers down the spine of any business leader. A string of high profile cyber-attacks has highlighted that nobody is safe and businesses of all sizes are looking at how they can protect themselves from risk. Companies are making wide-scale investments in security to protect […]

U.S Cyber Command issues warning about APT 

On July 2, the U.S Cyber Command issued a warning about a vulnerability in Outlook that had been exploited by a threat group.  “USCYBERCOM has discovered active malicious use of CVE-2017-11774 and recommends immediate #patching,” the command tweeted on Tuesday.  The vulnerability CVE-2017-11774, had been discovered by security researchers from SensePost in 2017 and was […]

Max Schrems to meet Facebook in court on 9th July

Austrian privacy activist, Max Schrems will once again go up against Facebook in the European Court of Justice. The outcome of the case could bring new strength to EU citizens’ data rights, and dictate the way companies around the world move private information around. Central to the case is the way the social network and […]

Nearly a third of people in the UK prefer passwords over biometric credentials

A report by GMX surveyed 1050 people in the UK and found that 30% of respondents prefer typing a password to access their online and mobile accounts.  A further 30% of respondents stated that they had at least 10 different online accounts, to which 43% felt overwhelmed by the number of passwords they had to […]