Company which made 75 million nuisance automated calls in four months is fined by the ICO

A company which made 75 million nuisance calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Miss-sold Products UK Ltd made the automated marketing calls between 16 November 2015 and 7 March 2016. The calls contained recorded messages, primarily promoting PPI compensation claims, but the company did not have the recipients’ […]

ICO fines firms behind 44 million spam emails, 15 million nuisance calls and one million spam texts

Four companies that disrupted people with nuisance marketing have been fined a total of £600,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Hundreds of complaints from the public about the firms prompted four ICO investigations, and resulted in the following fines: Barrington Claims Limited, previously based in Llanelli but now registered in Port Talbot, fined £250,000 […]

Carphone Warehouse fined £400,000 after serious failings placed customer and employee data at risk

Carphone Warehouse has been issued with one of the largest fines by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after one of their computer systems was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack in 2015. The company’s failure to secure the system allowed unauthorised access to the personal data of over three million customers and 1,000 employees. […]

ICO blog: ICO seeks comment on draft Children and GDPR guidance

Children today are truly digital natives. With that in mind, we need to ensure that they have the tools to be contributing digital citizens. This means that the protection of children’s personal data is fundamentally important. That is why the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce new, specific legal responsibilities for organisations processing children’s […]

Report sees known exploits and fileless malware drive record new malware surge

A recent report revealed the malware reach an all-time high of 57.6 million new samples—four new samples per second—featuring developments such as new fileless malware using malicious macros, a new version of Locky ransomware dubbed Lukitus, and new variations of the banking Trojans Trickbot and Emotet. The McAfee Labs Threat Report: December 2017, examined the growth and […]