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 […]

Snapchat: spying allegations are “wholly inaccurate”

Multiple employees have said to be allegedly abusing their access to private user data, Motherboard reveals. According to two former employees,  Snapchat have dedicated tools that can access consumer data, and it is these tools that are being abused be employees. Employees could view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers, and email addresses. SnapLion […]

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 […]

APAC business must take cyber security more seriously

New research has found that most (80%) of organisations in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region did not take cyber security into account until after starting digital transformation programmes. The study’s concerning results showed that 55% of those organisations remained at risk, despite carrying out regular breach audits. Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific is the analytics […]