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Data Breaches

9 Million customers data stolen from EasyJet

Earlier today, on the 19th of May 2020 we found out that 9 million customers have had some of their personal information stolen from EasyJet. The extent of this hack at the moment seems to be that 2200 people have had their credit card details stolen and have been notified, although we expect further developments … Read More

Huawei really considering them?

Boris Johnson is facing rebellion in the commons over his decision to allow Huawei a role in developing the UK’s 5G network. The opposition have today called for a ban on high risk venders being allowed to play a role in the development of our technology infrastructure. Major General Jonathon Shaw, the former head of … Read More

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Ransomware Attack

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have finally announced, after almost three weeks of having to carry out their daily duties with just pen and paper, that they have fallen victim to a cyber-attack that has encrypted their data, rendered their systems useless, and is holding them for ransom. Consequently, 135,000 residents in the area are … Read More

900,000 Virgin Media customers’ data exposed…

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

419 Million Facebook Accounts Compromised

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…

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

Twitter Glitch Causes Massive Data Breach

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

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