The INPS website was attacked while about 339,000 applications for the €600 benefits for VAT-registered and self-employed Italians were being processed
Supreme Court rules that Morrisons does not face vicarious liability on data breach; Alibi doesn’t always work, says Martin Sloan of Brodies LLP
Marriott Hotels disclosed another data breach in which details of approximately 5.2 million guests were leaked
SC's table (enclosed) looks at UK educational institutions catering for cyber-security, whether that be dedicated cyber MScs or MBAs, more niche digital forensic or broader courses in computer science.
UK’s rapid response unit set up to combat misinformation about Coronavirus tackles five to ten misinformation campaigns each day
Orders up 23 percent year-on-year in UK; scamsters target card details and user info as more and more stay online
More and more firms have started reporting repeated cyber-incidents in the past 12 months according to recent UK government figures.
Margaret Sale, a founding member of the Saving Bletchley Park campaign, member of the board of Bletchley Park Trust and trustee of The National Museum of Computing, has died aged 87.
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From computing speed to password crackers, white-hat hackers pitch in to do their bit to boost research to control Covid-19
The annual data security audit of NHS organisations, due this month, has been postponed to the end of September
More than five billion records were exposed after an elasticsearch “data breach database” housing a trove of security incidents from the last seven years was left unprotected.
The 'intentionally opaque' way in which Google handles user data puts Google's compliance in doubt, Attila Tomaschek, data privacy expert at ProPrivacy tells SC Media UK.
Twitter released new content guidelines regarding Covid-19 tweets after Facebook’s AI fails to differentiate between verified content and spam
Yesterday Home Secretary Priti Patel publicly confirmed the existence of the joint state threats assessment team (JSTAT) based in MI5's headquarters at Thames House in London.
Oxford researchers are working with European governments on the feasibility of a mobile app for instant contact tracing of possible Covid-19 patients
NCSC experts warned the public to be wary of cyber-criminals using the Coronavirus outbreak to launch online attacks
Social network majors -- from Facebook to YouTube -- issued joint statement on fighting Covid-themed fraud and misinformation on their services
Better data, not more data required. in some cases security monitoring tools are producing more than 50 percent false positives according to new research
Nation-state threat groups have joined cyber-criminals and phishing cartels in using the Covid-19 scare for targeted attacks.
Close to 394,000 cyber security-related vacancies were announced over the past three years, but companies could fill only two-thirds of them
The Russian group hijacked the computer network operations infrastructure of Iranian threat actor APT 34
Some major sponsors pulled out of attending cloud Expo 2020 leaving unmanned stands at the show, including Sophos, IBM, Tripwire, Neustar, Appgate, ISC(2), Crest & others - but the show went on.
Chancellor Rishi Sunak earmarks more than £5bn for Britain’s digital infrastructure; manpower shortage in tech & cyber goes unaddressed
Senior security executives in UK prefer to work with organisations that publish thought leadership over ones that don’t - and are willing to pay a premium.
International Women's Day. Sexual harassment and discrimination: The dark side of cyber-security conferences
International Women’s Day is a time to celebrate the role of women in cyber-security. So why are sexual harassment and discrimination still taking place at conferences?
Sound advice for women (largely applicable to men too) on why you should consider a career in cyber-security and how to go about it.
Bug discovered, that could enable hackers to pretend to be legitimate companies by registering domains using lookalike characters
"We need more cyber to protect us in cyberspace, more sigint, more electronic warfare and special operations capabilities ...will mean we should work even more strongly with the US" Defence Secretary
The Information Commissioner's Office imposed its maimum £500,000 penalty on Cathay Pacific Airways for a 2018 data breach - which could have been many millions if it happened under GDPR
Let’s Encrypt project revoked over three million digital certificates after discovering a flaw in its certificate authority code
UK Home Office breached GDPR norms at least 100 times in its handling of the EU Settlement Scheme, reported the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration
The UK Veterinary Medicines Directorate is currently reporting that its Web services, such as the Special Imports System and the PID are currently unavailable.
Ethical hackers contracted via HackerOne earned a total of US$40m (£31m) in 2019 - nearly as much as the US$42m (£32.5m) that the company has been paid for bounties since start up in 2012.
FCA accidently published names, addresses and phone numbers in a document in response to a request for data under the Freedom of Information Act
Google has updated its terms of service as part of the plan to move its UK user account data to the US
First significant example of Russia's GRU using cyber-attacks to disrupt or destroy since late 2017 according to UK report on cyber-attacks against Georgia.
CISOs across the world expect cyber-security talent shortage to worsen; 66 percent struggle to recruit senior talent, says survey
A survey by Egress says 97 percent of respondents listed insider data breaches are a major point of worry
Armed forces veterans trained in penetration testing to target cyber-security skills gap
Despite the harm data breaches do to business reputation, several UK enterprises remain alarmingly unprepared in cyber-defence, even complacent
OS updates happen continuously and security demands constant change, but compatibility issues make OS migration a headache for most IT pros
Czechs authorities bounce into action, start an investigation after the disclosure that cyber-security company Avast had harvested customer data before selling it onto other firms.
The Labour Party faces GDPR penalties as party MPs are accused of misuse of membership data and party systems
Swiss firm Crypto AG was used by the intelligence agencies of Germany and the US to spy on foreign governments for decades - while they paid for the privilege.
US Justice Department held four members of China's People's Liberation Army responsible for the Equifax data breach
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Security professionals tasked with implementing zero-trust systems admit lack of confidence in their ability to apply it to the organisational security access architecture
A hotline for businesses hit by cyber-crime is to be launched by the NSCC by March next year to make it easier for companies to report online crimes.
Compensation was paid to most (71 percent) organisations hit by a supplier-related data incident if they had specific data usage guidelines for partners and subcontractors
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