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More Than 746,000 NHS Phishing Emails Blocked in a Month

More than 746,000 phishing emails pretending to be from the NHS were blocked in just one month in 2017, the National Cyber Security Centre says. A report on the first year of the GCHQ unit's cyber-defence programme found that it removed 121,479…
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Company Fined £300,000 After Making 8.7 Million Nuisance Calls

A company that made 8.7 million nuisance calls has been fined £300,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Holmes Financial Solutions Ltd, based in Speke, Liverpool, made the automated marketing calls between 22 October 2015…
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Fines up to £17m For Firms With Poor Cyber-Security

Companies that fail to protect themselves effectively from cyber-attacks will face fines of up to £17m, the government has announced. Energy, transport, water and health companies are expected to have "the most robust safeguards". Regulators…
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Microsoft Disables 'Buggy' Intel Patch

Microsoft has disabled a flawed Intel software update that was causing some customers' computers to reboot unexpectedly. Intel had issued its software patch to address a security issue affecting millions of its processors worldwide. But…
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Lyft Investigates Privacy Abuse Claim

Ride-sharing company Lyft, seen as Uber's biggest rival, is investigating an anonymous claim that employees were abusing customer's private data. The allegations, posted online, suggested that employees looked at trip data of former romantic…
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Google Tackles Chromecast Wi-fi Blasting Bug

Google has released a fix for a bug in Chromecast and Android devices which could temporarily knock out home wi-fi networks. The problem emerges when Chromecast and Google Home devices wake from their low power "sleep" state. When waking,…
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Thousands Hit in OnePlus Credit Card Hack

Up to 40,000 people were caught out by hackers who stole credit card details from the site of phone maker OnePlus. The company stopped taking card payments via its site earlier this week after learning about the attack. An investigation…
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Man Prosecuted & Police Force Given Undertaking, After Sensitive Data Leak

A Kent man who posted sensitive police information on Twitter has appeared in court after he admitted breaking the Data Protection Act. William Godfrey, 30, of Bull Lane, Bethersden, had previously been in a relationship with a probationary…
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'Text Bomb' is latest Apple Bug

A new "text bomb" affecting Apple's iPhone and Mac computers has been discovered. Abraham Masri, a software developer, tweeted about the flaw which typically causes an iPhone to crash and in some cases restart. Simply sending a message…
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Company Fined for 75 million Nuisance Automated Calls

A company which made 75 million nuisance calls in four months has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). Miss-sold Products UK Ltd made the automated marketing calls between 16 November 2015 and 7 March 2016.…