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5G Huawei equipment must be removed from UK’s 5G networks by 2025, says Defence Committee

Stating there is clear evidence of collusion between Huawei and the Chinese state, the Parliament's Defence Committee has recommended that …

Data privacy ECJ outlaws the wholesale collection of citizens’ data by governments

The European Court of Justice has ruled that member states can not use national legislation to indiscriminately collect traffic data …

Cyber risk ICO finds DfE seriously violated data protection rules

The Information Commissioner's Office said it has issued 139 recommendations, including 32 urgent ones, to the Department of Education (DfE) …

Data protection Only 27.9% of organisations worldwide are fully PCI DSS compliant

Nearly three quarters of organisations worldwide are not fully compliant with the PCI DSS payment security standards that were established …

Threats Unpatched QNAP NAS devices vulnerable to AgeLocker ransomware attacks

Not long after NCSC warned organisations, that use NAS devices supplied by QNAP, about hackers using the QSnatch malware to …

Cyber risk Grindr flaw allowed hackers to take over user accounts at will

Grindr, the world's largest social networking app for Gay, Bi, Trans, and Queer people, contained a serious flaw in the …

Cyber crime Russian hacker behind 2012 LinkedIn data breach jailed for over 7 years

32-year-old Russian hacker Yevgeniy Alexandrovich Nikulin has been sentenced to 88 months in prison in the U.S. for hacking into …

Data privacy H&M fined €35m by German DPA for seriously violating employee privacy

Multinational retail giant H&M has been fined more than €35 million by the Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom …

Data leak Fashion retailer exposes customer data on unsecured database

It has been reported that BrandBQ, a major player in the fashion retail industry in eastern Europe, left an Elasticsearch …

Cyber risk Huawei equipment deployed in the UK riddled with underlying defects, finds HCSEC

The Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) has noted in its latest report that underlying defects continue to persist in …

Ransomware Hackers accessed banking data and login credentials of Blackbaud customers

CRM solutions provider Blackbaud has confirmed that hackers, who carried out a successful ransomware attack in May, also accessed the …

Cyber attack Swatch Group forced to shut IT systems after detecting a cyber attack

Swiss watchmaker Swatch Group has said it had to shut down some of its IT systems to effectively respond to …