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WhatsApp: How the Supermarket Voucher Scam Works

Scammers have used WhatsApp to trick people into handing over personal information by tempting them with bogus supermarket vouchers. The messenger app was used to send fake vouchers to people, purporting to be from trusted chains such as Asda,…
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ICO Survey Shows Most UK Citizens Don’t Trust Organisations with Their Data

The ICO’s Deputy Commissioner will be reminding organisations to be transparent with people’s personal data after a survey revealed a significant deficit of trust that organisations must address if they want to innovate with personal information. The…
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2 Million Tarte Cosmetics Users Exposed in Latest Misconfig

Popular cruelty-free brand Tarte Cosmetics, found online and at major retailers like Sephora and Ulta, has become the latest company to misconfigure a database (actually two), exposing personal information for nearly two million customers to…
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Malaysian Data Breach Sees 46 Million Customers Data Leaked

A massive data breach has seen the customer data of more than 46 million mobile subscribers in Malaysia leaked on to the dark web. The leaked information includes mobile numbers, unique phone serial numbers, as well as home addresses. Personal…
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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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Taxi Booking App Firm is Fined

The company behind a taxi booking app has been fined £45,000 by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for breaking the law on sending unsolicited text messages. Cab Guru Limited was set up by a consortium of licensed taxi and private…
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Equifax Announces Cybersecurity Incident

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the…
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News and sports websites 'vulnerable to attack'

News and sports websites have some of the lowest levels of security adoption, a study has suggested. A team of cyber-security experts looked at the security protocols used by the top 500 sites in various industries and online sectors. They…
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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Recent events have left businesses more aware than ever of the dangers of poor data security. This awareness, combined with increasing regulation, means that taking appropriate steps is essential. However, although nearly three quarters…
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Recording The Data Destruction Process

Recently CSI Lifecycle Services unveiled the new Data Destruction Recycling Vehicle (DDRV) including a report of its first international trip to Germany. As well as shredding hard drives to 30mm for commercial data or 6mm for highly sensitive…