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People Are The Weakest Link, But Why?

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In the context of cyber security, it is often said that people are the weakest link in any business-critical system. It is well documented that the human element will always be more vulnerable than the technological components of a business. But why is this?

900,000 Virgin Media customers’ data exposed…

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Virgin media, which is owned by US cable group. Liberty Global, has admitted that a database containing 900,000 people’s details was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months. At least one unknown user has had access to the phone numbers, home, and email addresses stored on the database for marketing purposes, on at least … Read more

How Dangerous is FaceApp?

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FaceApp has been getting a huge amount of attention in the media lately for being the hottest new craze that everyone, including celebrities, seems to be using to modify faces in pictures to alter their appearance. Also receiving a great deal of media attention is its seemingly nefarious terms of service that none of us … Read more

419 Million Facebook Accounts Compromised

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This enormous breach of almost 1/5 of Facebook’s 2.3 billion users’ phone number and unique ID listed on their accounts was not the result of a direct hack. Databases containing scraped information about Facebook’s users were found on a server and had no password protection or any other security in place leaving them for people … Read more

The Marriott Starwood Data Breach one year later…

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It has been twelve months since the major hospitality company unveiled a data breach that affected millions of people, so it’s time to look back and see what happened. The Marriott hotel chain announced a major database breach that could affect anyone who stayed at its 6,700 worldwide Starwood hotel properties since 2014—up to 500 million people in … Read more

GDPR Compliance

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The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into effect on the 25th of May 2018 and has already caught out over 200,000 businesses in its first twelve months seeing data breach complaints go up by 160% and fines totalling 56 million euros – 50 million of which was paid by Google alone! Failure to comply … Read more

Twitter Glitch Causes Massive Data Breach

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Twitter Inc (TWTR.N) urged its more than 330 million users to change their passwords after a glitch caused some to be stored in readable text on its internal computer system rather than disguised by a process known as “hashing”. The social network disclosed the issue in a blog post and series of Tweets on Thursday … Read more

Security Beyond Compliance

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Having spoken to many cybersecurity professionals at various networking events and expos, one recurring topic of conversation seems to arise; that business owners are put off improving their cybersecurity posture because they have little knowledge of the dangers that cybercrime can pose, or of the simple methods by which they can achieve security. Many organisations … Read more