Cyber News Tag

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...

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...