Hacking Met Police suspends Twitter account after its news platform got hijacked

The Met Police announced recently that its news platform MyNewsDesk was accessed without authorisation by unknown individuals who posted several …

Data leak London-based real estate agency fined £80,000 by ICO

The Information Commissioner's Office has issued a fine of £80,000 to London-based real estate agency Life at Parliament View Ltd …

Google Google kicks out 7 stalker apps that enjoyed 130,000 installations

Google has removed seven "stalker apps" from its Play Store after security researchers at Avast warned that the apps were …

News AMCA data breach affected 2.2m Clinical Pathology Laboratories patients

The massive data breach suffered by the American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA) between August 1, 2018 and March 30, 2019, …

News Motor industry employee fined £25,500 for personal data theft that lasted years

The Wood Green Crown Court in London has fined a former motor industry employee named Mustafa Kasim £25,500 under the …

News Hackers accessed Sprint subscriber accounts via Samsung website

US telecom services provider Sprint has informed customers that unknown hackers accessed their account details without authorisation via the Samsung.com …

News NCSC's Active Cyber Defence programme helped block 140,000 phishing attacks in 2018

Thanks to its Active Cyber Defence programme, the National Cyber Security Centre helped block and contain over 140,000 phishing attacks …

News Eurofins forced to pay ransom following crippling ransomware attack

Eurofins Scientific, the premier forensic testing provider, had to pay ransom to malicious actors to regain access to internal IT …

News FTC issues £3.98 billion fine to Facebook in Cambridge Analytica ruling

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has decided to fine Facebook a massive $5 billion (£3.98 billion) for its role in …

News ICO issued monetary fines totalling over £3m to firms in 2018-19

The Information Commissioner's Office issued 22 monetary fines totalling over £3 million under the Data Protection Act 1998 and 23 …

News Marriott International fined almost £100m by ICO for 2018 data breach

The Information Commissioner's Office has announced its decision to fine Marriott International almost £100 million for failing to prevent a …

News Unprotected MongoDB database found containing over 188m personal data records

Security researcher Bob Diachenko along with a team from Comparitech recently discovered a publicly-available database that contained nearly 188 million …