It’s Brexit Day

More than 1,300 days after the UK narrowly voted to leave the EU and months of political wrangling, Brexit Day is finally upon us. Tomorrow marks the start of the official transitional period, during which Boris Johnson has promised to cut all ties with Europe; the UK will no longer have to stand by EU […]

#Privacy: South Carolina water company struck by cyber attack

Greenville Water is recovering from a cyber attack which forced the company to take phone and online payment systems offline. The attack which occurred on Wednesday January 22, targeted the company’s utility’s payment systems, subsequently impacting nearly 500,000 customers.  Greenville Water CEO, David Bereskin said in a statement that he is “fairly certain” the utility […]

#Privacy: Canadian construction company struck by MAZE ransomware

The Toronto-based company Bird Construction that won military and government contractions, has been hit by a ransomware attack.  The threat group behind the attack, MAZE, have claimed to have successfully stolen 60GB of data from the company.  “Bird Construction responded to a cyber incident that resulted in the encryption of company files,” wrote a Bird […]

#Privacy: Happy Data Protection Day!

Today industry leaders, governments, parliaments, national data protection bodies and other entities come together to raise awareness about the importance of personal and agency-wide data protection.  January 28 marks the anniversary of the first legally binding international law in the field of data protection – the Council of Europe’s Convention 108. Since this time, Data […]