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 […]

Google workers note down Google Assistant commands

In April, PrivSec reported on how Amazon’s Alexa sends its recordings to human analysts for “review”, but now VRT NWS reveals that Google employs similar surveillance tactics. The news website says the search engine giant employs workers to listen to and transcribe Google Assistant users’ voice commands. Speaking to Business Insider, a Google spokesperson said […]

Lloyds Bank turns to software start-up to build cyber defences

Cyber-security start-up, Callsign is helping Lloyds Banking Group to meet approaching antifraud laws with new digital identification and authentication software.  The new tech is being brought in to satisfy the EU’s Second Payment Services Directive which comes in on 19th September. The law will require most online payments over €30 to pass through extra verification […]

Phishing remains a concern for organisations worldwide

An analysis of workers’ cyber knowledge gaps revealed that phishing identification and data protection are the top problem areas for end users.  The report from Proofpoint, “Beyond the Phish 2019” analysed data from nearly 130 million questions answered by Proofpoint’s customers’ end users. Question categories ranged from insider threats to avoiding ransomware attacks.  It was […]

eCh0raix ransomware targeting network attached storage devices

Researchers at Anomali have discovered a new ransomware targeting QNAP network attached storage (NAS) devices. The ransomware dubbed eCh0raix, targets NAS devices produced by the Taiwanese firm QNAP systems.  eCh0raix compromises consumer and enterprise devices by brute-force credential attacks and exploiting known vulnerabilities.  “The malicious payload encrypts the targeted file extensions on the NAS using […]

Is your business ready to notify everyone it needs to in the event of a data breach? 

With data breaches an increasingly common (and costly) experience, most organisations understand the need to put in as many defences as possible against cyber attacks. While those efforts might keep out most, a single breach can wreak havoc across an organisation. It is therefore imperative that every business has a data breach response plan in […]

LA County hospital suffers data breach

Thousands of patients of hospitals and healthcare centres across LA County have had their private information exposed in a data breach, official reports say. The Department of Health Services in LA County holds contracts with the Nemajdi Research Corp which suffered a phishing attack earlier in 2019. The attack saw the medical details of over […]

SNP call for probe into leak of private letter

SNP deputy leader, Keith Brown has written to Cabinet Secretary Sir Mark Sedwill demanding an inquiry into a potential data breach.  The incident arises after a letter from MSP Brown sent to Brexit Minister, Robin Walker ended up on the desk of Scottish Conservative MP, Luke Graham. The private letter held concerns made by a […]