Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Uber fined £385,000 for data breach affecting millions of passengers

Firm failed to tell 35 million users and 3.7 million drivers their data was hacked in 2016Uber’s European operation has been fined £385,000 for a data breach that affected almost 3 million British users, the Information Commissioner’s Office has...

Assassination Nation review – revenge horror packed with insight

This gleefully gory exploitation film sets out to shock, but smartly dissects our online-obsessed society along the wayBrash, violent and nihilistic, Assassination Nation feels like the product of a one-night stand between Spring Breakers and The Purge. A trigger...

Two men jailed for involvement in TalkTalk hacking

Matthew Hanley and Connor Allsopp, from Tamworth, sentenced over customer data theftTwo friends have been jailed for their roles in hacking the telecommunications company TalkTalk.Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Tamworth in Staffordshire, admitted charges relating...

Data watchdog investigates ‘bin Chequers’ email campaign

Ads by secretive organisation Mainstream Network may have breached personal privacy rulesA secretive group that has spent hundreds of thousands of pounds encouraging voters to back a hard Brexit is being investigated by Britain’s data watchdog, it has emerged.MPs...

Defence shipbuilder Austal hit with data breach and extortion attempt

Attacker tried to sell certain materials on the internet but shipbuilder insists there is no evidence of theft of national security informationDefence shipbuilder Austal’s Australian business has been hit with a data breach and extortion attempt but insists there...

Cathay Pacific hit by data leak affecting up to 9.4m passengers

Airline confirms passport numbers, email addresses and credit card data were accessedThe airline Cathay Pacific has announced that it has suffered a major data leak affecting up to 9.4 million passengers.The Hong Kong flag carrier admitted that personal information...

MP urges police to investigate data misuse by leave campaigners

Damian Collins says Scotland Yard must explain its failure to look into potential crimes committed by three pro-Brexit groupsA senior Conservative MP has demanded that Scotland Yard urgently explain why it has not opened a criminal investigation into three...

Google to shut down Google+ after failing to disclose user data breach

Company didn’t disclose breach for months to avoid a public relations headache and potential regulatory enforcementThis March, as Facebook was coming under global scrutiny over the harvesting of personal data for Cambridge Analytica, Google discovered a skeleton in...

Facebook’s security is so bad it’s surprising Zuckerberg hasn’t deleted his account

Facebook missed serious holes in their security system. Their incompetence warrants outrageLess than a year after the Cambridge Analytica scandal launched a privacy reckoning, Facebook is back in the news over yet another data breach, this one a security...

Reasserting cyber sovereignty: how states are taking back control

The digital debate is now about trade and security – and every major nation is insisting on its technological sovereigntyAmid the hand-wringing about the rise of nationalism and populism, it’s easy to miss that the past two years have...

The Guardian view on Russia and hacking: time to tackle our vulnerabilities | Editorial

The disrupted cyber-attack on the chemical weapons watchdog and allegations of a sophisticated Chinese hardware hack have highlighted the dangersThe farcical aspects of the attempted Russian cyber-attack reported by the UK and the Netherlands on Thursday must be satisfying...

Police super-database prompts Liberty warning on privacy

Human rights group boycotts Home Office consultations on vast cloud system, saying they are a shamA new super-database being built for the police represents a “grave” risk to privacy, a leading human rights group has said.Liberty claims the government...

Exposing Cambridge Analytica: ‘It’s been exhausting, exhilarating, and slightly terrifying’

Observer reporter Carole Cadwalladr on her investigation into the firm at the centre of a data breach that shamed Facebook and exposed foul play in the EU referendum campaign and US presidential election Earlier this year, The Observer and...

Tell us: have you been affected by the British Airways data breach?

We want to hear from you if the airline has contacted you or you have encountered problems after contacting your bankBritish Airways customer data stolen from its websiteBritish Airways has warned customers that around 380,000 card payments on its...

Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security Pros

Quarter of NHS Trusts Have No Security ProsNew research has revealed a dearth of qualified cybersecurity staff in the NHS and low levels of spending on in-house training for employees. RedScan received Freedom of Information (FOI) responses from 159 trusts...

What is a keylogger? How attackers can monitor everything you type

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And that was actually the CLEAN version!

It's more than a few years back, and this oilfield services company is implementing a new email filter, says a pilot fish working there."It was part of an email security product," fish says. "The filter could identify emails containing...

Review: How StackRox protects containers

With the rise of cloud computing and later DevOps, containerization has never been more popular. But cybersecurity has yet to fully catch up. Even security applications designed to work natively in the cloud have trouble protecting the most popular...

Dark web goldmine busted by Europol

What’s the safest way to buy counterfeit banknotes? Not on the dark web market, as 235 people have just discovered to their cost.