90% of phishing emails found in domains with secure email gateways

The 2019 Phishing Threats and Malware Review reveals the key insights about how threat actors are evolving phishing campaigns, and provides direction on how to prepare for the unknown. The report conducted by Cofense, identified that between October 2018 and March 2019, a total of 31,429 threats were reported by end users after delivery to […]

Data breach at collection firm exposes details of 7.7 million

A third-party billing collections firm has suffered a data breach that has exposed sensitive data belonging to 7.7 million customers of healthcare diagnostics company, LabCorp. The healthcare giant divulged on Tuesday of this week that the data breach may have exposed details including patient names, payment card details, medical provider details and further healthcare data. […]

27% of organisations worldwide have been breached as a result of an unpatched vulnerability

Tripwire’s 2019 Vulnerability Management Survey questioned 340 info-security professionals about vulnerability management trends. The survey revealed that 27% of organisations worldwide have suffered a data breach due to an unpatched vulnerability. Additionally within Europe, 34% of respondents reported a breach due to the same cause. When questioned how long it took to detect new hardware […]

New York privacy bills is a step up from CCPA

The state of New York is looking at introducing privacy legislation that aims to offer more protection than California’s Consumer Privacy law.  The New York Privacy Act would grant state citizens more control over their personal data and would oblige companies to prioritise customer privacy ahead of profiteering. The bill, which was introduced last month […]

UK is more vulnerable to cyber-attack than ever before

Concerns have been raised about the National Cyber Security Strategy Programme and whether its design to deliver is insufficient. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has dealt with 1,100 cyber-security incidents since its establishment in October 2016. The report discusses how the threat of cyber-attack is evolving fast and becoming technically more complex “with the […]

The University of Chicago Medicine exposes the personal info of over 1.5m donors

An Elasticsearch database containing the personal information of potential and existing donors, was found open and unprotected on the Internet. The exposed database was discovered by Security Discovery researcher Bob Diachenko on May 28. When investigating the exposed data, Diachenko identified that the 34GB-sized ElasticSearch cluster named ‘data-ucmbsd2’ contained 1,679,993 records. The records contained personally […]

#EDPS: How the UK DPA impacts your GDPR programme

Speaking at the European Data Protection Summit, Ian Evans, managing director of OneTrust focuses on the 2018 Data Protection Act and GDPR,  what the legislation means and, most importantly, what has changed. Evans said: “Privacy in an ever-changing world means that we’re looking at the DPA 2018 for the UK in line with GDPR across […]

Multiple data breach investigations for Telford & Wrekin Council

Over the past 12 months, Telford & Wrekin Council has been investigated three times for data breach incidents by the data ombudsman. The council came clean to the regulator twice last year due to data breach incidents that related to ‘human error’, according to audit and governance team leader, Rob Montgomery. In both cases, the […]