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 […]

European Data Protection Summit welcomes Abigail Dubiniecki

Abigail Dubiniecki is to speak at European Data Protection Summit, coming to central London this June.  The one-day event arrives one 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. Following 12 months of high-profile data breaches, the privacy […]

45% of office workers would sell their firm’s corporate information, research reveals

New research from Deep Secure explores the immense risk of the insider threat and the cost of employee loyalty. It was identified that almost half of office workers would willingly sell corporate information to people outside their organisation, with 25% of employees admitting to giving away corporate information to a third party for as little […]