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Wi-fi Security Flaw ‘Puts Devices at Risk of Hacks’

The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts said it could leave “the majority” of connections at risk until they are patched. The researchers added […]

Liverpool-based Company Fined £70,000

A Liverpool firm which made more than 100,000 nuisance calls has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The Lead Experts Limited was responsible for 111,072 automated calls to people who had not agreed to be contacted in this way. This is against the law. The firm said it had bought people’s contact details from another […]

Equifax Data Hack Affected 694,000 UK Customers

The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year. The firm’s original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was fewer, at nearly 400,000. Equifax now says that it will contact its affected UK customers by letter […]

Supermarket Morrisons Sued by Staff Over Personal Data Leak

Thousands of Morrisons staff are suing the company after their personal details were posted on the internet. The High Court action is seeking to make the supermarket chain liable after a member of staff stole the data of nearly 100,000 employees in 2014. Andrew Skelton, an auditor at the firm’s Bradford head office, was jailed for […]

Secure Sanitisation of Storage Media

Why sanitisation is necessary, the risks to manage, and how to sanitise affordably. This guidance is suitable for any organisation wishing to ensure that their data held on storage media can not be read by unauthorised parties after it has left organisational control. What is sanitisation? Any data which is sensitive to your business should be […]

PCI DSS Compliance Reduces Likelihood of Data Breaches

A Verizon report shows a link between compliance with the payment card industry security standard and an organisation’s ability to defend against cyber attacks, but nearly half are failing to maintain compliance. Of all the payment card data breaches Verizon investigated in the past year, no organisations were found to be fully compliant with the payment […]

Recycled E-waste Adds to Cybersecurity Concerns

Electronic waste, or e-waste, incites more than an environmental crisis, as most disposed hardware still leaves unsecured traces of data linked back to its former owner, according to a Fortune report. Improper destruction of recycled devices can leave sensitive data vulnerable to whomever picks it up. While the U.S. legally exports electronic waste to Asia and Africa, […]

Google Announces Plans for ‘Zero Waste’ Data Centres

Google announced Thursday it is diverting 86% of waste from its 14 data centers away from landfills to more sustainable pathways. Six of the data centers have already become “zero waste” operations. In addition to reduction strategies and analytics, Google is focusing on better management of its electronic equipment, such as repairing or recycling servers and electronic […]

Firm Fined for Making Record 146 Million Nuisance Calls

Dirwy o £350,000 i gwmni am wneud 146 miliwn o alwadau niwsans – y nifer fwyaf erioed A company behind a record high 146 million illegal calls about PPI has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). People were left feeling harassed and threatened by the recorded – also known as automated – calls initiated […]