#privacy: Over 99% of cyberattacks rely on human interaction to be executed

Proofpoint has announced its annual The Human Factor 2019 report findings which is based on an 18-month analysis of data the firm collected across its global customer base. The report found that more than 99% of the threats observed required human interaction thus signifying the importance of social engineering to enable successful attacks.  It was […]

#privacy: Toyota subsidiary loses £30 million to BEC scam

Toyota Boshoku Corporation, a subsidiary of the Toyota Group, has become the latest victim of Business Email Compromise (BEC). On August 14, the firm was conned into transferring a large payment, resulting in a financial loss of approximately £30,328,277. In an announcement the company wrote: “Recognising the high possibility of criminal activity, we promptly established […]

#privacy: Delta Air Lines launches facial recognition technology at LA Airport

Delta Airlines has deployed facial recognition technology  at Los Angeles International Airport.  The new technology will accelerate passenger clearance processes and shave minutes off their boarding time. To verify their identity, passengers will have to step into a kiosk using facial recognition technology.  The move comes in the midst of calls for a statewide moratorium […]

#privacy: Over four-fifths of UK schools have experienced at least one cybersecurity incident

According to a new UK government report, 83% of schools have suffered a cybersecurity incident.  The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the London Grid for Learning (LGfL) surveyed 432 schools across the UK.  It was revealed that an overwhelming 69% of schools had suffered a phishing attack, whilst 30% stated that their school had […]

#privacy: UK gender identity clinic exposes patient details

A London gender identity clinic has exposed the personal details of almost 2,000 transgender patients. The Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic sent patients an email about a competition whilst accidentally cc’ing hundreds of others. Subsequently, the email revealed hundreds of patient’s name and email addresses.  Two seperate emails had been sent, both cc’ing about 900 […]

#privacy: Third-party exposes user data from Monster.com

An exposed web server containing the resumes of job seekers was discovered last week.  The server had resumes and CV from job applicants between 2014 to 2017, many of which included personal private information such as home addresses, phone numbers, email addresses and prior work history. It remains unclear as how to many files were […]

#privacy: Two thirds of employees are not regularly trained on email security

New research from Tessian has revealed that only 34% of organisations regularly provide their employees with email security awareness training.  In a survey of 1,000 UK workers at organisations with more than 100 employees, it was revealed that nearly a quarter of employees (22%) stated that they did not receive any training on how to […]

BigID raises $50 million Series C Funding 

Big ID has announced that it has raised $50 million in Series C funding to help enterprises comply with global privacy regulation and meet their data protection needs.  Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with help from SAP.io Fund, Comcast Ventures, Boldstart Ventures, Scale Venture Partners and ClearSky, as well as new investor Salesforce Ventures.  […]