Card fraudster jailed for three years

A man who bought compromised card details on the dark web and recruited a delivery driver to intercept the fraudulent orders he placed has been jailed for three years. Financial Fraud Action UK reported that Ademola Bolumole used the compromised card details to make up to 20 online purchases a day at a large retailer, […]

Debenhams data breach hits 26,000 shoppers due to attack on third-party company

The UK retailer Debenhams reported that up to 26,000 customers have had their personal data compromised after a cyber-attack on its Flowers website. The data that potentially taken during the incident includes names, addresses and payment details. The attack targeted a third-party company Ecomnova taking place between 24 February and 11 April. The Flowers website […]

Rudimentary attacks pose greatest risk to midsized organisations according to new threat report

A recent cyber threat report by eSentire, Inc., the largest pure-play Managed Detection and Response (MDR) provider found that rudimentary attacks, such as intrusion attempts, information gathering, and policy violations pose the greatest risk to mid-sized organisations. Produced by eSentire’s Threat Intelligence team, the “2016 Midmarket Threat Summary Report” provides an overview of the cyber threats […]

The Institute of Fundraising published a General Data Protection Regulation guide for charities

The The Institute of Fundraising have partnered with law firm Bircham Dyson Bell to provide guidance for fundraising charities for their preparation on becoming GDPR complaint by May 2018. The guide discusses whether preparing for the new regulations to come into force from May 2018, and discuss whether organisations should be looking at changing all […]

Online retailer left customers’ financial details vulnerable to cyber attack

An online building products supplier has been fined £55,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after the firm failed to protect its customers’ personal information. Construction Materials Online Ltd (CMO) was unaware its website contained a coding error which left it vulnerable to attack. On 6 May 2014 an attacker used a common hacking technique […]

Information Commissioner warns political groups to campaign within the law

The UK’s Information Commissioner has written to all major political parties reminding them of their obligations when contacting potential supporters during the General Election campaign. Elizabeth Denham has also invited them to a briefing session to hear details of updated guidance on the use of personal data in political campaigning. The guidance covers the rules around data […]