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Risk management How to perform an effective IT risk assessment

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“You can never protect yourself 100 per cent. What you do is protect yourself as much as possible and mitigate …

Threats Flaw in Fortigate routers exposing businesses to MITM attacks

Fortinet's Fortigate VPN solution has been found containing a critical flaw associated with SSL certificates that has made over 200,000 …

Threats Microsoft issues fresh warning about nation-state actor Gadolinium

Microsoft has warned organisations about the use of cloud services and open source tools by a nation-state hacker group named …

Data leak Fitness chain giant Town Sports exposed the personal data of 600K members

Town Sports International Holdings, Inc., one of the largest owners and operators of fitness clubs in the U.S. East Coast, …

Cyber security Perception of cyber security professionals is now overwhelmingly positive, finds (ISC)² study

Despite an increasing demand for cyber security workers amidst the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and changing perceptions of employees towards cyber …

Cyber crime Brit hacker Nathan Wyatt, member of The Dark Overlord, jailed for five years

Nathan Wyatt, a resident of Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, has been sentenced to five years in prison in the US and fined …

Data leak Exposed Microsoft Bing server leaked 6.5TB of search queries & device details

Security researchers at Wizcase recently discovered an unprotected backend server associated with the Microsoft Bing mobile app that exposed up …

Data privacy Facebook sues Irish DPC for launching debatable inquiry into data transfers

Shortly after the Irish data protection commissioner told Facebook to put a stop on the transfer of data of EU …

Cyber crime 179 Dark Web actors nabbed for selling drugs, meds, and firearms

In an operation dubbed Operation DisrupTor, law enforcement agencies across the US and Europe arrested 179 cyber criminals who used …

Ransomware Eyewear giant Luxottica hit by a major ransomware attack

Luxottica, one of the world's largest sellers of eyewear products, had to take its servers offline after a ransomware attack …

Data protection Home Office suffered over 4,000 data loss incidents in 2019-20

Data loss incidents suffered by the Home Office more than doubled in 2019-20 compared to the previous year, with a …

Breach Over 500,000 Activision user accounts hacked & login credentials made public

Gaming giant Activision has reportedly been hacked and hackers behind the breach have gained access to the user accounts of …