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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…
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'Bad Rabbit' Ransomware Strikes Ukraine and Russia

A new strain of ransomware nicknamed "Bad Rabbit" has been found spreading in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere. The malware has affected systems at three Russian websites, an airport in Ukraine and an underground railway in the capital city, Kiev. The…
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Global Bank Data Destruction - 14,000 Tapes!

This month we were approached by one of our global banking clients with a data destruction project.  Our client tasked us with the destruction of over 14,000 tapes, the first batch of over 200,000 which will be destroyed as part of an ongoing…
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Third of IoD Members Have Never Heard of GDPR

Nearly a third (30%) of UK business leaders have never heard of the GDPR, although those that are aware of the new regulation seem to progressing well on compliance, according to new research from the Institute of Directors (IoD). The study…
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Wi-fi Security Flaw 'Puts Devices at Risk of Hacks'

The wi-fi connections of businesses and homes around the world are at risk, according to researchers who have revealed a major flaw dubbed Krack. It concerns an authentication system which is widely used to secure wireless connections. Experts…
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Liverpool-based Company Fined £70,000

A Liverpool firm which made more than 100,000 nuisance calls has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The Lead Experts Limited was responsible for 111,072 automated calls to people who had not agreed to…
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Bradford-based Bank & London Advertising Firm Fined Over Illegal Marketing

A bank is among the latest firms to be fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending illegal marketing texts and emails. Vanquis Bank Limited, based in Bradford, instigated a campaign to send 870,849 spam text messages…
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Equifax Data Hack Affected 694,000 UK Customers

The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year. The firm's original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was fewer,…