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Staff data breached at South Wales fire service

Category: Computer Investigations

10 February, 2016

The personal data of employees at a Welsh fire service may have been accessed following a breach of its security systems, it has been discovered.  According to reports, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service was informed on Friday night (February 5th) about an information security breach that ... read more>>

Lincolnshire Council suffered January data breach, tipster claims

Category: Computer Investigations

8 February, 2016

Lincolnshire Council has moved to reassure local people that their data was not stolen, as an anonymous tipster has claimed that a data breach in January put details of thousands of people at risk, causing the council to close down all IT systems temporarily.  It was reported in The Lincoln... read more>>

More than half of business say attack on payment data is 'likely'

Category: Legal Technologies

5 February, 2016

Companies in both the UK and US are concerned about the potential for attacks on payment data and the effect that this could have on their customer bases if such vital data was to be breached.  This was the finding of a new survey carried out by Semafone, which sought out to find out more a... read more>>

'Human error' to blame for majority of data breach cases

Category: Electronic Disclosure

4 February, 2016

The majority of data breaches caused in IT systems in the UK can be blamed on basic human error, it has been claimed.  A Public Sector Data and Information Security Survey has shown that more than 50 per cent of all cases are traced back to people who have access to the system themselves, w... read more>>

Security worries mean Brits neglect to share details online

Category: Electronic Disclosure

3 February, 2016

People in the UK are increasingly less likely to share any personal data online, due to worries about breaches, hacks and other forms of attack that could leave their information at risk.  In the past year, large companies such as TalkTalk, Sanrio, V-Tech and Asda have all either been breac... read more>>

Hyatt hotels hit by cyber attack that 'lasted several months'

Category: Computer Investigations

31 January, 2016

Hotel company Hyatt has admitted that as many as 250 of its hotels, including some in the UK, were hit by a cyber attack that lasted more than a few months, according to new reports.  The company said that across the world, hotels were hit in Indonesia, Malaysia, the US and Canada, as well ... read more>>

Ransomware responsible for 42 per cent of security breaches in 2015

Category: Computer Forensics

31 January, 2016

Ransomware was to blame for more security breaches within companies than any other type of attack in the UK in 2015, according to the latest reports that have been released this week.  IT security reseller Foursys polled 400 UK IT managers nationwide and discovered that as many as 42 per ce... read more>>

TalkTalk loses 7% of customers after 2015 breach

Category: Computer Investigations

31 January, 2016

Telecoms company TalkTalk experienced a real knock-on effect from the data breach it suffered last year, when the personal information of hundreds of thousands of its customers were leaked online, according to the latest reports released.  Recently, a survey claimed that as many as 77 per c... read more>>

HMRC data breach 'could cost it £13 billion' survey shows

Category: Computer Investigations

29 January, 2016

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) could face a hefty financial headache if data held about its users was to be compromised, according to a new survey carried out by digital authentication provider MIRACL.  MIRACL asked 1,000 UK consumers about how much money they would be looking to seek in com... read more>>

ICO study shows how serious data breaches can affect reputations

Category: Computer Forensics

29 January, 2016

A study commissioned by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has shown companies that working to lower the risk of a data breach is of vital importance, with those that suffer potentially putting their reputation with customers on the line.  According to the ICO findings, as many... read more>>


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