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Stockport Firms Fined for Nuisance Calls and Spam Texts

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined two firms in Stockport for disrupting the public with nuisance marketing. IAG Nationwide Limited has been fined £100,000 for making more than 69,000 calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS). Recipients described the calls as “frightening”, “threatening” and “aggressive”. IAG also failed to correctly identify itself […]

How to Backup and Erase Your iPad/iPhone

Making a back up via your iPad or iPhone: 1 – Connect your device to Wi-Fi. 2 – Plug your device into a power source. 3 – Go to Settings. 4 – Select your account at the top of the settings menu. (see below image) 5 – Select “This iPad” or “This iPhone”. (see below image) 6 – Select iCloud Backup. (see below image) […]

Data Firm, AIQ, May Face Legal Action in UK

The UK’s Information Commissioner is considering legal action against Canadian data firm AggregateIQ (AIQ). It follows testimony from co-founder Jeff Silvester to Canadian MPs in which he claimed to be co-operating with the watchdog’s inquiry into Cambridge Analytica. In a statement, commissioner Elizabeth Denham said this was not the case. AIQ is implicated in a […]

Flaws Found in Millions of Hotel Door Locks

Millions of electronic door locks fitted to hotel rooms worldwide have been found to be vulnerable to a hack. Researchers say flaws they found in the equipment’s software meant they could create “master keys” that opened the rooms without leaving an activity log. The F-Secure team said it had worked with the locks’ maker over […]

Cyber-attack Website Webstresser Taken Down

A website blamed for launching more than four million cyber-attacks around the world, including attempts to crash banks in the UK, has been taken down in a major international investigation. The operation, which involved the UK’s National Crime Agency, blocked Webstresser.org – which allows criminals to buy attacks on businesses. The site was used by […]

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 […]