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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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CSI Leasing UK Acquires Freedom Tech Limited

CSI Leasing UK recently acquired Freedom Tech Limited (FTL), a London-based IT finance specialist that offers innovative technology finance solutions and employee technology benefit programs for schools and businesses. They are also the only…
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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.…
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Hackers Steal $400,000 of Crypto-Currency

Hackers have stolen $400,000 (£290,000) of the virtual currency Stellar Lumen in an online attack on Saturday. The group hijacked the server that hosts BlackWallet, a web-based wallet application that stores lumens and stole 669,920 from users'…