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Turkish Crime Family hackers claim 'victory' in iCloud ransom threats

April 7th has come and gone, but what of the several hundred million iCloud accounts that were supposed to be wiped? Has Apple paid the upstart hacker group known as the Turkish Crime Family? The group has posted the address of bitcoin wallet showing hundreds of bitcoins deposited on the evening of the deadline. As of yet there has been no news of wiped iCloud accounts, leaving many wondering whether Apple actually paid the ransom. [Read more]

FCA advises firm to record comms under Mifid II, GDPR troubles ahead?

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) ruled that investment bankers and asset managers will be required to record all phone calls, voicemails and instant messages as part of the EU's Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (Mifid II) to make the trading of securities more transparent. [Read more]

Bring on GDPR. Wonga blunders in data breach - bank details lost?

Unsurprisingly, Wonga customers have been told to change their passwords after the payday loan firm admitted it had suffered a major data breach affecting over a quarter of a million of its customers. [Read more]

Met Police: Quarter of cyber-crimes solved, GDPR could be the next PPI

Search engines are the biggest aider and abetter of cyber-crime, according to the head of the Metropolitan Police Cyber Crime Unit, speaking at a breakfast briefing last week. [Read more]

The Charity Commission opens compliance investigation after ICO fines  

The Charities Commission have opened compliance investigations against the 11 charities that were just this week fined by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). On 5 April the ICO issued monetary penalties to 11 charities for contraventions of the Data Protection Act and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Act. Shortly after, the Charities Commission issued a statement saying that it too would be looking into the 11 culprits. [Read more]