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 […]

RiskIQ identify new threat NoTrove delivering millions of scam ads, threatening consumers, and the digital advertising industry

Earlier this year, RiskIQ, the leader in digital threat management, reported an eight-fold increase in internet scam incidents that deny the $83 billion digital advertising industry millions of dollars. Now, researchers at RiskIQ have identified NoTrove, a newly discovered and major threat actor that is delivering millions of scam ads that threaten consumers and further […]

Chipolte investigates a data breach

The fast food chain Chipolte is investigating a data breach after reporting a sharp rise in sales. The restaurant is looking into its payment processing system due to the recently detecting unauthorised activity on its network which supports the payments. Chipolte said that they noticed unauthorised activity on its network with transactions and believe that […]