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Many companies lack GDPR plan, PwC data shows 0

Many organisations around the world do not have a coherent plan to prepare for compliance with the EU’s new data protection laws Organisations are failing to address the most important

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BBC exposes flaws in ‘world’s most secure’ email service 8

A BBC Click investigation has thrown doubt on claims that the small, personal email server Nomx can provide “absolute security”. Created by entrepreneur Will Donaldson, Nomx says it uses the

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TalkTalk Hack: Two Men Plead Guilty 0

Two men have pleaded guilty to hacking London-based telecommunications giant TalkTalk in October 2015. Matthew Hanley, 22, and Conner Douglas Allsopp, 20, both of Tamworth, England, have pleaded guilty to

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Information Commissioner warns political groups to campaign within the law 0

The UK’s Information Commissioner has written to all major political parties reminding them of their obligations when contacting potential supporters during the General Election campaign. Source: ICO.org

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Russian Hackers Said to Target French Presidential Candidate 0

Tactics Used to Influence Vote Seen as Means to Extort Businesses The purported hacking of computers linked to the campaign of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron, supposedly by the same

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PassFreely Attack Bypasses Oracle Database Authentication 0

Equation Group Exploit Could Potentially Target More Than SWIFT Users Warning: A dumped Equation Group exploit can be used to bypass Oracle database authentication. The attack tool in question, called

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Russian Receives Record-Setting US Hacking Sentence 0

A federal judge has slammed a 32-year-old Russian hacker, who ran a massive malware scheme that targeted U.S. businesses, with a nearly three-decade prison sentence. On April 21, Roman Valeryevich

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'Fab-Lab' in Brussels 2

The ICO’s Carl Wiper and Chris Green took part in a ‘Fab-Lab’ organised by the Article 29 Working Party.  Source: ICO.org

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Holiday Inn hotels hit by card payment system hack 10

The owner of the Holiday Inn and Crowne Plaza hotel brands has disclosed that payment card-stealing malware has struck about 1,200 of its franchisees’ properties. UK-based Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)

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Cheshire financial firm fined for sending spam texts offering loans 0

A finance brokerage firm responsible for sending thousands of spam text messages has been fined £40,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office.   Source: ICO.org

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