People Inc. announces data breach exposing nearly 1,000 clients

In a statement, People Inc. announced that personal information had been exposed after two employee email accounts had been breached. The non-profit organisation discovered the breach on February 19, 2019 whereby an unknown individual had gained access to an email account belonging to an employee at People Inc. Once identified, People Inc. immediately reset the […]

Lack of skills considered to be one of the biggest challenges to OT security

An online survey conducted by security firm NTT Security has looked into the challenges facing organisations managing Operational Technology (OT). The report revealed that just under half of the respondents (46%) said a lack of skills was the biggest challenge companies face when managing OT, whilst 29% believed that the lack of visibility into OT […]

Research reveals organisations are overconfident in their ability to combat cyberthreats

A report by Centrify and Techvangelism surveyed 1,300 organisations across 11 industries in the US and Canada. The report identified that 79% of organisations do not have a mature approach to Privileged Access Management (PAM). It was revealed that 93% of organisations believe that they are somewhat prepared against threats that involved privileged credentials, however […]

Apple and WhatsApp sign an open letter opposing GCHQ’s surveillance proposal

More than 50 companies, civil society organisations and security experts have raised concerns about GCHQ’s surveillance proposal. Published last November, the proposal argued that law enforcement should be added as a “ghost” participant and thus have access to end-to-end encrypted communications. Essentially this would mean that intelligence agencies would be ‘CC’d’ on encrypted messages without […]

Snaptrip accidentally exposes the personal details of its customers

The London-based last minute cottage renting company has leaked both the personal and payment data of its customers. Security researcher Bob Diachenko discovered the open and unprotected MongoDB database on May 21st, with no login credentials needed to view the data. Aside from admin credentials and hashed account passwords, the database named ‘Snap-Trip-Api’ contained 1,006 […]

Restaurant chain Checkers and Rally’s announces card breach

The US restaurant chain disclosed a security issue involving malware that has impacted over 100 locations. In a security notice, the chain published on its website that malware had been installed on certain point-of-sale systems at numerous Checkers and Rally’s locations. The malware has appeared to have allowed an unauthorised party to obtain payment details […]

European Data Protection Summit welcomes Tash Whitaker

Tash Whitaker is to speak at European Data Protection Summit, coming to central London this June.  The one-day event arrives a little over a year on from the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to give business leaders increased guidance on their journeys to legislative compliance. European Data Protection Summit offers IT […]