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West Yorkshire Firms Fined for Calls to TPS Subscribers

Two firms in West Yorkshire have been fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for calling people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). Bradford-based Energy Saving Centre Ltd, which offers services such as…
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Ikea App, TaskRabbit, Reveals Security Breach

Ikea is investigating a "cyber-security incident" involving its odd jobs marketplace TaskRabbit. The app and website let people find freelance workers to complete household tasks such as cleaning, gardening or assembling flat-pack furniture. TaskRabbit…
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Police Force Fined £130,000 For Losing Rape Victim Interview

Humberside Police has been fined £130,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after disks containing a video interview of an alleged rape victim went missing. The three unencrypted disks and accompanying paperwork were left…
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Ransomware: What Is It And How Can You Prevent It?

Take a look at this article we found on ransomware.  It's very interesting & full of great tips on how to prevent attacks on your system!  Ransomware has been around for a while now and grows more prevalent with each passing year.…
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UK Blames Russia for 'Malicious' NotPetya Cyber-attack

The Russian military was directly behind a "malicious" cyber-attack on Ukraine last summer that spread across Europe, British ministers have said. The UK government has taken the unusual step of publicly accusing Russia of June's NotPetya ransomware…
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Winter Olympics Hit by Cyber-attack

The official Winter Olympics website was taken offline after being hit by a cyber-attack, officials have confirmed. The site was affected just before the beginning of the opening ceremony in Pyeongchang, South Korea. TV and internet systems…
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VTech Fined $650,000 Over Data Breach

Electronic toymaker VTech will pay $650,000 (£480,000) to settle charges that it failed to protect the privacy of children using its gadgets. The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) levelled the charges at VTech following a data breach in 2015. While…
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Virus-Infected Devices Given Out By Police

Police have apologised after giving infected memory sticks as prizes in a government-run cyber-security quiz. Taiwan's national police agency said 54 of the flash drives it gave out at an event highlighting a government's cybercrime crackdown…
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Intel, ARM & AMD Chip Scare: What You Need To Know

Nearly all computers worldwide - and many other devices - have been exposed to security flaws which leave them vulnerable to attacks by hackers. Researchers discovered gaps in security stemming from Central Processing Units - better known…
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Apple's Major Password Bug

Apple has said it is working to fix a serious bug within its Mac operating system. The flaw in MacOS High Sierra - the most recent version - makes it possible to gain entry to the machine without a password, and also have access to powerful…