US license plate scanning company hacked

Known as “Boris Bullet-Dodger”, the hacker broke into the company’s database and posted its data on the dark web. According to The Register, the hacker breached the company, Perceptics, and leaked almost 65,000 file names and accompanying directories. The files included location data, zip codes, dates, timestamps, image files and other sensitive data amounting to […]

Israeli database exposes high-ranking Israeli government officials

An Israeli database belonging to the online travel firm Amadeus has suffered a data breach, exposing the private details of millions of Israeli travelers. The security breach revealed the flight itineraries of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his family, as well as those of other senior officials. The hacker explained that he just had to […]

Global cyber security market set to reach US $282.3 billion by 2024

The global cyber security market is predicted to grow at 11.1% CAGR during the forecast period with the market size reaching USD 282.3 billion by 2024, according to VYNZresearch. The market is driven by factors such as increasing cyber security threats, increasing internet penetration, and increasing adoption of IoT solutions across different industry verticals. Industry players are […]

SurveyMonkey data centre advances cloud operations in Europe

74% of UK residents care that their data is stored in the European Union, according to SurveyMonkey’s latest research on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Global survey software company, SurveyMonkey has announced the launch of a European data centre that will be available this month to new enterprise customers. The public cloud infrastructure enables […]

London Underground will start tracking passengers through Wi-Fi

Following a trial in 2016, Transport for London (TfL) will roll out Wi-Fi tracking on the London Underground. In a press release TfL announced that “secure, privacy-protected data collection will begin on 8 July 2019” with improved customer services such as alerts about delays and congestion within stations. TfL also stated that individual customer data […]