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Ransomware Infects Ukraine Government Site

Hackers have used ransomware to take the website of Ukraine’s energy ministry offline and encrypt its files. The website currently contains a message written in English, demanding a ransom of 0.1 bitcoin – worth $927.86 (£664.98) by today’s exchange rate. Ukranian cyber-police spokeswoman Yulia Kvitko said the attack is an “isolated incident” and no other […]

Former Hospital Worker Prosecuted for Inappropriately Accessing Patient Records

A former employee of a Milton Keynes hospital trust has been prosecuted for accessing patient records without authorisation. Michelle Harrison, of Milton Keynes, inappropriately accessed the records of 12 patients outside of her role as receptionist/general assistant in the Orthotics Department at Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust between March 2016 and January 2017. These […]

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 replacement windows and doors and guttering, made seven million calls over a seven month period without screening them against the TPS […]

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 has not revealed the nature of the incident, but said it was working with law enforcement and a cyber-security firm to […]

Great Western Railway Accounts Breached

A British rail operator has reset more than a million customer accounts after discovering hackers had successfully breached a small percentage of them. Great Western Railway said that about 1,000 of its passengers’ details had been exposed. The business – which runs trains between London, Penzance and Worcester – is part of the transport operator […]

Royal Mail Fined £12,000 For Sending More Than 300,000 Nuisance Emails

Royal Mail Group Ltd has been fined £12,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) after sending more than 300,000 nuisance emails. On two dates in July 2017, the company sent emails to 327,014 people who had already opted out of receiving direct marketing. The emails outlined a price drop for parcels, but the company did not have […]

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 in an envelope on an officer’s desk. The bundle contained the victim’s name, date of birth and signature as well as details about […]

Former Housing Worker Convicted by Jury of Data Protection Offences

A former housing worker who shared a confidential report identifying a potential vulnerable victim has been convicted of data protection offences by a jury. A trial at St Albans Crown Court was told that in August 2015, London Borough of Islington took back control of the Tenant Management Organisation (TMO) for a housing estate in […]

Scottish Company Raided Over 200 Million Nuisance Calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has searched a business premises near Glasgow, as part of an investigation into a company suspected of making over 200 million illegal nuisance calls. Some of the calls potentially put people’s safety at risk as they were made to Network Rail’s Banavie Control Centre, and clogged up the line for […]

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. Cases of ransomware were first seen in Russia in 2005. A 2006 report from […]