Data breach fine for Singapore’s Grab app

Singapore-based tech firm, Grab, has received a $16,000 fine from the city-state’s government after a data breach that saw GrabCar customers’ information leaked through email marketing campaigns. The company offers an app that allows Singaporeans to read the news, pay for goods, and book anything from ride-sharing services to food delivery, and house-visit beauticians. The […]

Giving CISOs the tools to measure and improve password security

Despite the well-publicised growth in cyber-attacks every year, both in number and complexity, businesses are still struggling to implement effective security policies. It’s no secret that weak passwords are a leading security threat and bad password habits are far too common. Yet businesses are struggling to quantify their own level of password risk, even those […]

Data breach notifications to ICO soar in GDPR era

Data breaches are being reported more in the UK than in elsewhere in Europe, a study has found. According to figures published by international law firm, Pinsent Masons, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has received an average of 1,276 data breach notifications each month since the implementation of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The […]

Philadelphia court network still down following cyber-attack

A cyber-attack on May 21st shut down the Luzerne County computer network. Two weeks on the issue still remains, although 65% of access to county computer programmes has been restored. On May 21, 2019 a cyber-attack was been detected via the county’s network monitoring system, resulting in administration shutting down the main courthouse network as […]

CEO of Telegram claims China is responsible for cyber attack

Telegram founder Pavel Durov claimed that the cyber attack against the messaging app coincided with the protests in Hong Kong. On Wednesday, the encrypted messaging app Telegram was hit by a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) causing major disruptions. Currently hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Hong Kong over a proposed […]

GDPR hasn’t changed how more than a third of UK workers handle sensitive data

A new insider threat survey highlights what employees really think about privacy regulations, revealing how non-compliance could be putting their employers’ data at risk  One year since the introduction of GDPR, more than a third (34.5 per cent) of British workers admit they still haven’t changed how they handle sensitive data, despite 84% saying that […]

Research reveals the most vulnerable IoT devices

SAM Seamless Network unveils its Threat Assessment Lab research, investigating new attack vectors focusing on IoTs. It was revealed that though there is a range of connected devices from computers to smart televisions and kitchen appliances, 47% of the most vulnerable devices are security cameras installed on home networks, followed by smart hubs (15%), like […]

#EDPS: Max Schrems on the struggle to enforce data privacy law

Earlier this month, Austrian lawyer, Max Schrems discussed cross-border data transfers and other pertinent issues in data security in front of audiences at the European Data Protection Summit.  Known as “the man who took on Facebook and won”, Schrems submitted 22 data privacy complaints against the famous social network to the Irish Data Protection Commission […]

HTTPS or locks on websites can’t be trusted

The FBI has warned users that “HTTPS” and a lock icon on a website cannot be trusted enough to prove a website’s authenticity. In a public service announcement, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) announced that cyber criminals are “banking on the public’s trust of “https” and lock icon[s]”. Cyber criminals are incorporating website […]

Spanish DPA fines soccer league 250K euros

La Liga has been fined 250,000 euros for violating the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). La Liga was found to be using their mobile app to detect the bars that screen football matches without paying. When downloading the app, La Liga activates the microphone of any user’s […]