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Security researchers have uncovered a major Facebook scam exploiting hundreds of thousands of users after the scammers left an Elasticsearch server unsecured. Among the 5.5GB haul discovered by vpnMentor on September 21, was 150,000-200,000 Facebook usernames and passwords, and personal info including emails, names and phone numbers...

A British ticketing company has been financially penalized over a 2018 data breach that exposed the personal information of millions of customers across Europe. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined Ticketmaster UK Limited £1.25m for failing to keep its customers’ personal data secure. Ticketmaster issued a data breach notice in June 2018...

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is 'stepping up support' for the National Health Service to help protect UK hospitals and other healthcare organisations against cyberattacks. The NCSC's Annual Review 2020 reveals that the cyber arm of GCHQ has handled more 200 cyber incidents related to coronavirus...

A hotel software provider has exposed the personal data of millions of guests around the world after misconfiguring an AWS bucket, according to a new report from Website Planet. The tech site’s security team discovered an exposed cloud database belonging to Spanish developer Prestige Software, whose...

The events of 2020 have turned most predictions for 2021 on their head. Top trends such as artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) will still define the ways in which tech reshapes our lives in the next year. However, the most significant...

The number of publicly reported data breaches fell in the third quarter of 2020, but billions of more records were exposed globally to bring the total this year to 36 billion, according to Risk Based Security. The security vendor’s 2020 Q3 Data Breach QuickView Report was compiled from...

Around 65,000 cyber-attacks are attempted on UK SMEs daily, with about 4,500 of them carried out successfully, according to Hiscox. This means that every 19 seconds, one SME in the UK is suffering from a cyber breach/attack – and a survey by cyber insurance firm...

Rising cybercrime and remote working have become a serious concern for cybersecurity professionals. Covid-19 has drastically changed the working environment in all corporate environments all over the globe. Working from home has become the new normal, creating a cybersecurity threat in the process. To know how mandatory...

There’s a significant movement in cybersecurity right now that is seeing organizations approach the problem of cyber defence through the eyes of an attacker. This is very different from the check-box approach often associated with standard security or compliance frameworks – and it requires specialist...

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been chatting with people at four multi-national companies I work with who've seen productivity and revenue increase during the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been surprisingly consistent about why they've benefited from this New Normal. I’ve also been following...