#Privacy: Coronavirus phishing scams on the rise

Experts are warning of a new phishing campaign capitalising on fears of the global health emergency, Coronavirus.  On Thursday, the Coronavirus was classified as a global emergency by the World Health Organisation (WHO). Unfortunately, cyber criminals are now preying on people’s fear by launching a new phishing campaign.  Security researchers at Mimecast detected the campaign, […]

Outbreak: Why clear emergency communications deployment is critical (UK)

 Written by Pete Frasco, Senior Manager, Global Sales Engineering at BlackBerry  Today in Wuhan and around the world, various organisations – from local emergency services to federal governments and disease control experts, are mobilising to contain the coronavirus crisis.  The coronavirus is a global health emergency, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). An animal-borne disease which originated at […]

#Privacy: Health Share of Oregon discloses data breach

A stolen laptop has led to the exposure of personal information of Health Share’s members.  On November 18, 2019, GridWorks IC, Health Share’s contracted non-emergent medical transportation vendor, suffered a break-in and theft, to which on January 2, 2020, Health Share discovered that a laptop had been stolen.  The laptop contained member information including members’ […]

#PrivSecLDN: Ethics in data privacy among key themes at PrivSec London

Delegates at PrivSec London were able to learn about crucial issues affecting data privacy and cyber security over the conference’s two days at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre, but its the importance of ethical approach to data handling stood as a key theme.   Attendees in the conference’s Public Sector heard how transparency is crucial: […]

#Privacy: Mayor of Racine refuses to pay ransomware demand

The City of Racine, Wisconsin, has become the latest victim of a ransomware attack after being struck on Friday.  The city’s computer systems were infected with ransomware on Friday morning, subsequently payment, email and voicemail systems were knocked offline.  Racine Mayor Cory Mason said in a news conference, that it appears that none of the […]

#Privacy: Irish regulator launches investigation into Google and Tinder

The Irish Data Protection Commission (DPC) has launched two separate inquiries into Google and Tinder’s handling of customer data. In regards to Google, the Irish data regulator stated that it had received numerous complaints from numerous consumer organisations across the EU, regarding concerns about Google’s processing of location data. Subsequently, an investigation will be launched […]

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 […]