News Unsecured database exposed PII & prescription details of 78,000 Vascepa users

Security researchers recently unearthed an unsecured and unencrypted MongoDB database that contained personally identifiable information (PII) of more than 78,000 …

News Lack of tools preventing organisations from exploiting vast amounts of dark data

A large number of organisations store a lot of information about consumers and markets these days that they are simply …

News Facebook used highly-invasive Research VPN app to bypass Apple’s privacy policies

Facebook paid an unknown number of Internet users aged between 13-35 years up to $20 (£15.25) in exchange of them …

News Unprotected ElasticSearch database exposed 24mn banking and financial docs

An Elasticsearch database containing more than 24 million banking and financial documents, mostly digitised credit and mortgage reports, was found …

News Daily Mail website branded unaccountable by fake news watchdog

Microsoft's Edge browser is warning visitors to the Daily Mail's website to exercise caution as the website has decisively failed …

Threats Researchers reveal fingerprint scanners aren’t foolproof anymore

Back in 2016, researchers at Michigan State University demonstrated how, by using a scanner, an inkjet printer and conductive ink, …

News Holiday camp Butlin’s falls for phishing scam; 34,000 guest records lost

Holiday camp Butlin's was targeted by a successful phishing scam recently that compromised personal details of up to 34,000 guests, …

News Facebook denies it asked banks to share customers’ financial information

Facebook has denied allegations that it is actively asking U.S. banks to share financial details of its users such as …

News UK consumers’ trust on businesses’ data handling processes among the lowest in the world

Consumers in the UK do not have much faith in how the businesses they're dealing with are handling customer data, so …

News Google, Apple & Mozilla to distrust ALL Symantec-issued TLS certificates

Google, Apple, and Mozilla recently announced that they will distrust "ALL" Symantec-chained SSL/TLS certificates later this year, signaling to website …

Threats Third party app developers can read users’ messages on Gmail

Google has warned Gmail users to stay vigilant and to review privacy policies of third party apps before subscribing to …

News Software glitch compromised health data of 150,000 NHS patients

A glitch in a software operated by NHS Digital allowed the organisation to use confidential health data of up to …