Maidstone firm responsible for nuisance calls fined £50,000

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a £50,000 fine to MyHome Installations Ltd for pursuing people who had specifically opted out of telephone marketing. The ICO received 169 complaints concerning the calls to phone numbers listed on the Telephone Preference Service (TPS), the UK’s official opt-out of telephone marketing register. The complaints from members […]

Honda’s Japan plant hit by WannaCry

Honda is the latest company to fall victim to the WannaCry malware. Honda temporarily halted production of over 1000 vehicles in one of their plants to the north-west of Tokyo, after the company discovered they were infected late on Sunday. A Honda spokeswoman told AFP that production resumed on Tuesday. She added: “There is a […]

2017 Trustwave global report reveals cybersecurity trends

The 2017 Trustwave Global Security Report reveals the top cybercrime, data breach and security threat trends from 2016. The report demonstrates both good and bad news in the world of cybersecurity as intrusion detection and breach containment times were relatively better, but other threats like malvertisements became cheaper and malicious spam saw increases. Key highlights from […]

ICO extends global reach by hosting three international events this week

The influence of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) among global information rights regulators will be demonstrated this week as the UK body hosts three international events in four days. Co-operation and knowledge sharing with overseas counterparts on data protection and privacy issues was one of the key themes in the ICO’s Information Rights Strategic Plan, […]

Morrisons supermarket chain fined for flouting customers’ marketing wishes

A national supermarket chain has been fined for breaking the law on how people’s personal information should be treated when sending marketing emails. An investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC (“Morrisons”) deliberately sent 130,671 emails to people who had previously opted out of receiving marketing related to their Morrisons More card. The emails, […]

NSA link WannaCry attack to North Korea

The WannaCry ransomware attack is believed to be traced back to North Korea according to British and US security officials. The attackers behind the virus are believed to be a North Korean cyber gang called the Lazarus Group. The attack affected 150 countries including over 60 NHS trusts in the UK locked data and demanded […]