Cyber News Tag

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...

The fine against British Airways for GDPR failings has been reduced to £20m from the original £183m intent to fine issued last July. An ICO investigation found the airline was processing a significant amount of personal data without adequate security measures in place, leading to a...

More than one in five (21%) UK workers feel more vulnerable to cybercrime since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new study by PwC. Stress or fatigue was the most common factor (35%) cited by those workers, followed by lack of skills and training...

UK school payment service Wisepay has revealed that the card details of parents who made transactions on its site between October 2 and 5 have been compromised. This was after Wisepay’s website was hacked, resulting in an attacker harvesting payment details via a spoof page. The...

Ransomware was the most observed threat in 2020, according to a global corporate investigations and risk consulting firm based in New York City. Kroll's proprietary data on cyber incident response cases shows that ransomware attacks accounted for over one-third of all cases as of September 1,...

The world's second-biggest fashion retailer was today handed a monumental fine for violating the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). A German subsidiary of Hennes & Mauritz AB (H&M) was fined €35,258,707.95 by regulatory body the Hamburg Data Protection Authority (HmbBfDI) for excessive use of...

More than half of businesses have cited scaling endpoint security as their main pain point in 2020. According to new research of 1005 key business stakeholders including C-Suite, IT and cybersecurity leaders by Asavie, 53% cited endpoint as their number one issue, followed by protecting against vulnerabilities (44%), and...

Around one in three (31%) people in the UK are not actively concerned about cybersecurity, according to a study by ESET. In a survey of 2000 UK citizens, which looked at their cybersecurity habits, more than half (57%) do not believe they’ve been hacked and 46% claimed...

A European fashion retailer has become the latest big-name brand to expose personal data on millions of its customers after misconfiguring a cloud database. Researchers at vpnMentor discovered the unencrypted Elasticsearch server on June 28 and parent company BrandBQ finally secured it around a month later,...