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WhatsApp: How the Supermarket Voucher Scam Works

Scammers have used WhatsApp to trick people into handing over personal information by tempting them with bogus supermarket vouchers. The messenger app was used to send fake vouchers to people, purporting to be from trusted chains such as Asda,…
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ICO Survey Shows Most UK Citizens Don’t Trust Organisations with Their Data

The ICO’s Deputy Commissioner will be reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal data after a survey revealed a significant deficit of trust that organisations must address if they want to innovate with personal information. The…
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2 Million Tarte Cosmetics Users Exposed in Latest Misconfig

Popular cruelty-free brand Tarte Cosmetics, found online and at major retailers like Sephora and Ulta, has become the latest company to misconfigure a database (actually two), exposing personal information for nearly two million customers to…
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Heathrow Airport USB Alert Highlights Insider Threat

A major security alert sparked when a USB containing top secret information on Heathrow Airport was found in a London street, highlights the risks associated with the insider threat and the importance of encryption, according to experts. A…
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ICO Issues £80,000 Fine to Unlawful Data Supplier

A firm trading in people’s personal information and describing itself as ‘the UK’s Premier Lead Generation Provider’ has been fined £80,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Verso Group (UK) Limited failed to comply…
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New Data Protection Advice Aimed at Small Organisations Preparing for the GDPR

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) will launch a dedicated advice line on Wednesday 1 November at 10am to help small organisations prepare for a new data protection law. The phone service is aimed at people running small businesses…
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Malaysian Data Breach Sees 46 Million Customers Data Leaked

A massive data breach has seen the customer data of more than 46 million mobile subscribers in Malaysia leaked on to the dark web. The leaked information includes mobile numbers, unique phone serial numbers, as well as home addresses. Personal…
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Heathrow Airport Probe After Man Finds Top Secret USB

Heathrow airport is investigating after an unemployed man found a memory stick containing top-secret security intelligence including how the Queen is protected. The unencrypted USB stick contained the timetables of anti-terror security patrols…
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Offshore Law Firm Braces for Publicity Bombshell After Data Theft

A major offshore law firm has admitted a data security incident last year could lead to the imminent public exposure of its high net worth clients’ financial details. Bermudan firm Appleby, which claims to be one the world’s largest providers…
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Hackers Breach Top Plastic Surgery Clinic

A high-profile plastic surgery clinic has said it is "horrified" after hackers allegedly stole data during a cyber-attack. London Bridge Plastic Surgery (LBPS) said its IT experts and police found evidence of the breach. A group claiming…