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Search Tool Accesses Firms' Documents in the Cloud

A website created by anonymous hackers has been launched that allows anyone to search for sensitive data stored in the cloud. Buckhacker is a tool that trawls servers at Amazon Web Services (AWS), a popular cloud computing platform. AWS…
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Company Previously Fined for Making Nuisance Calls Prosecuted

A company that has already been fined for making nuisance calls has now been prosecuted in a criminal court for continuing to break the law. Direct Choice Home Improvements Limited was given a £50,000 civil monetary penalty by the Information…
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Court Rules Facebook Broke German Privacy Laws

Privacy rights campaigners are claiming victory over Facebook in a German legal battle. It follows a regional court ruling that found some of the social network's data consent policies to be invalid. The Vzbv consumer group successfully…
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Equifax Under Pressure After Data Breach Update

Equifax is facing a fresh demand to disclose the full extent of last year's data breach, following a report that it was bigger than previously disclosed. The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported on Friday that cyber-thieves had accessed US…
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Hackers Hijack Government Websites to Mine Crypto-cash

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) took down its website after a warning that hackers were taking control of visitors' computers to mine cryptocurrency. Security researcher Scott Helme said more than 4,000 websites, including many…
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Apple Confirms iPhone Source Code Leak

Apple has confirmed that some of the source code for its iOS mobile operating system has been leaked online. The boot-up source code used on its older iOS 9 operating platform was posted on code-sharing website Github. Apple typically keeps…
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Accident Recovery Firm Employee Fined

A former worker at an accident repair firm who downloaded and sold the personal data of motorists to nuisance callers has been fined. Phillip Bagnall, 33, of Scotta Road, Eccles, Greater Manchester, was an employee of Nationwide Accident…
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Google-Nest Merger Raises Privacy Issues

Tech giant Alphabet is merging its Google and Nest divisions together. The firm suggests the move will aid its efforts to build hardware and software to "create a more thoughtful home". Nest had run as a standalone unit since its $3.2bn…
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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…