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Thomson data breach exposes hundreds of travellers

Category: Legal Technologies

25 August, 2015

A data breach by holiday company Thomson has left the data of hundreds of people exposed online. The incident has led to the home addresses, telephone numbers and flight dates of almost 500 customers being revealed, according to the BBC.  An email seen by the news provider shows that the... read more>>

ICO orders removal of Google search results

Category: Legal Technologies

25 August, 2015

Google has been ordered to remove nine search results from its index after it was ruled by the ICO that the data was now irrelevant. This ruling relates to nine links that appear when searching the individual’s name and include details of a minor criminal offence that was committed nearly ... read more>>

ICANN passwords stolen in data hack

Category: Legal Technologies

21 August, 2015

Passwords and usernames have been stolen from the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) website.  The group announced this week that encrypted passwords, usernames and email addresses appear to have been stolen by unauthorised access to an external service provider. It... read more>>

Three-quarters of UK businesses unconfident about data breaches

Category: Legal Technologies

20 August, 2015

Three-quarters of UK businesses are unconfident about data breaches, a new study has suggested. Research from the Ponemon Institute found that only a third of respondents believe their organisation is “very good to excellent” at detecting and containing breaches, while 49 per cent of... read more>>

Uber boosts data security to ward off hackers

Category: Computer Investigations

19 August, 2015

Taxi firm Uber has moved to quell fears from customers about their information being compromised, by enhancing its data security efforts. The rapidly expanding company, which was recently estimated to be worth $50 billion, is intending to add more than 100 staff to its security team by the end o... read more>>

Data security 'shockingly lax' in local councils

Category: Legal Technologies

18 August, 2015

Local councils' lackadaisical attitude to data security is putting a wealth of sensitive information at risk of being compromised, a new report reveals. Research compiled by privacy campaign group Big Brother Watch shows that between April 2011 and April 2014, there were at least 4,236 data ... read more>>

Carphone Warehouse suffers data breach

Category: Legal Technologies

10 August, 2015

Carphone Warehouse has suffered a huge data breach, with up to 2.4 million of its customers possibly having their personal details exposed.  The attack was first identified on Wednesday and the encrypted card details of up to 90,000 people may have been accessed, along with names, addresses... read more>>

ICO fines the Money Shop £180,000

Category: Legal Technologies

7 August, 2015

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has issued a £180,000 civil monetary penalty to The Money Shop after the company lost computer servers featuring details of several thousand customers. In two separate incidents reported to the regulator, one server was stolen from the comp... read more>>

Facebook rolls out new security tool to protect user profiles

Category: Legal Technologies

6 August, 2015

Facebook has announced a new security tool to improve the protection of user profiles and provide password guidance to users. The three-step Security Checkup programme is available globally on desktop computers and a mobile version is expected in the near future.  The company said that u... read more>>

Hacker from Lizard Squad charged with criminal offences

Category: Legal Technologies

5 August, 2015

A hacker from the Lizard Squad has been convicted of 50,700 counts of cyber-crime in Finland. Julius Kivimaki, who is only 17 years old, was arrested by Finnish authorities for his role in Lizard Squad, which led to distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against the Playstation Network and... read more>>

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