Data stolen in cyber attack on London local authority ‘has been published’

Criminals responsible for a cyber attack on Hackney Council’s  IT systems have now published some of the stolen data, according to the London borough. The council yesterday provided an update on the investigation into the October attack, which caused widespread disruption to public services. In a statement, it said some of the stolen data has […]

Business Focus: PrivSec fundraising deals in November and December

A round-up of fundraising and business deals from the privacy, data protection and cybersecurity sectors in November and December 2020. 21st December: Privacy, security and data governance platform OneTrust announced a $300million Series C funding round, bringing the total amount of money raised by the company in the past 18 months to $710 million. TCV […]

Connected vehicles and the rise of automotive cyber security

Vehicles are now entertainment, communications and productivity hubs, connected to both the internet and their surroundings – so automotive cyber security is increasingly essential, writes Alexander Moiseev After many months of downtime, the much-anticipated resumption of major motorsport races has begun. However, like all other real-world sports, there have been various changes brought about because […]

Cyber attackers access Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine info in European Medicines Agency hack

Documents relating to Pfizer and BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine regulatory submission were accessed by cyber attackers, BioNTech confirmed in a statement on Wednesday. European medicine regulator, the European Medicines Agency (EMA), on whose server the documents had been stored as part of its ongoing assessment for a Conditional Marketing Authorization to potentially enable use of the […]

The importance of training: an interview with Lawpilots CEO Philipp v. Bülow (sponsored)  

Remote working, rising cyber-crime and increased data protection regulation mean that it has never been more important to ensure your staff are well-trained. In this Q&A, Philipp v. Bülow of Lawpilots explains what a good training programme should include. Could you present yourself and Lawpilots? I’m Philipp von Bülow, the Chief Executive Officer of Lawpilots. […]

UAE suffers “250% increase” in cyber attacks this year, says cyber security head

Cyber attacks have risen sharply this year, according to Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Executive Director of the UAE’s National Electronic Security Authority, CNBC reported. Speaking at the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference this weekend, he said that the UAE had suffered an “at least 250% increase” in cyber attacks this year amid the Covid-19 pandemic. “There […]