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Enterprise compliance with PCI DSS is up, says Verizon

Verizon has some good news and some bad news about organizations' compliance with PCI DSS. In its 2017 "Payment Security Report," Verizon analyzed the "compliance patterns and control failures" of organizations subject to PCI DSS. The report…
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Firms Still Struggling with PCI DSS Compliance

Despite the wave of costly data breaches over the last few years, nearly half of global firms that accept plastic are still failing to meet Payment Cards Industry (PCI) security standards, according to a report from Verizon. While overall…
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Taxi Booking App Firm is Fined

The company behind a taxi booking app has been fined £45,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for breaking the law on sending unsolicited text messages. Cab Guru Limited was set up by a consortium of licensed taxi and private…
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Mexican VAT Refund Giant Exposes Data

If you’ve ever gone on holiday to Mexico and done a little shopping, then you know you can apply for a value-added tax (VAT) refund on the goods you’re taking back home. Unfortunately, one of the largest companies that does that, the appropriately…
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Equifax Announces Cybersecurity Incident

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the…
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WEEE Collection Drop Puts Targets in Spotlight

Collections of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) have fallen in the second quarter of 2017 compared to the same period 12 months earlier, figures published by the Environment Agency suggest. And, the data indicates that compliance…
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Instagram Hackers May Have Details on Six Million Users

Hackers are claiming to have obtained the personal details of as many as six million Instagram users, including those of celebrities including Emma Watson, Leonardo Di Caprio and David Beckham. The cyber-criminals are believed to have exploited…
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Council Fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office

A council has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaving vulnerable people’s personal information exposed online for five years. The Data Protection Act requires organisations to take appropriate measures…
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Two Million Customers' Data Stolen at Cex

Second-hand gadget and video games retailer Cex has said up to two million customers have had their data stolen in an online breach. The company said the stolen data included customers' names, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and some…
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Identity Fraud Soars to New Levels

Record 89,000 cases recorded in first six months of year Identity fraud now accounts for 56% of all fraud reported by Cifas members Today, Wednesday 23 August 2017, Cifas, the UK’s leading fraud prevention service, has released new…