A senior MP has hammered a Facebook exec for ‘playing games’ with the House of Commons, warning that it may use summonses to force Mark Zuckerberg and other senior Facebook figures to testify. Helen Jones, a Labour MP and chairman of the Commons Petitions Committee, told Facebook’s UK public policy manager Karim Palant that the...
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Quantum computing is one of those concepts that promises so much but seems to be just beyond our grasp. Researchers have made great progress in their attempts to manipulate the basics of quantum computing in recent years, and yet so much is still not understood about exactly how it works. The only thing that is certain is...
Windows 10 users are at risk of their devices being accessed even when they’re locked thanks to a Cortana vulnerability. Researchers at McAfee discovered that Windows 10 users who have not applied the most recent updates could be leaving their devices at risk. By activating Cortana, the Windows personal digital assistant, either through a voice...
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Customers of Dixons Carphone have had their financial and personal data compromised following a cyber attack on the firm’s systems. The firm’s shares have dropped more than 6% the announcement. According to an announcement by the British electronics retailer, there was an attempt to compromise 5.9 million cards in a processing system of Currys PC...
Embattled security firm Kaspersky has taken its fight against ‘fake news’ to the next level by suing Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf for defamation. The Russian cybersecurity company, led by Eugene Kaspersky, is taking the paper to court after it ran a sensational story about a female hacker gaining access to Kaspersky’s corporate network and obtaining a...
Genealogy website MyHeritage has suffered a data breach which exposed nearly 100 million email addresses, the company has said. Users who signed up for the service, which is based in Israel and runs DNA tests, puts together family trees and helps people find family members, prior to October 26, 2017, have had their email addresses...
Workers in security operations centres (SOCs) deal with understaffing, work with old tech, and have managers that don’t understand their needs, a new study says. The State of the SOC report, released by security information and event management (SIEM) firm Exabeam, found that 83% of managers and frontline employees are frustrated with legacy technology, compared...
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The Met Police initially discouraged TalkTalk from going public with information on its data breach in 2015, the company’s former CEO has revealed. The telco’s huge data breach, which revealed 156,959 customers’ personal information and 15,656 banking details and led to a £400,000 fine, was “consciously” publicised by the company, according to Baroness Dido Harding, who...
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The first day of GDPR is proving manic, with many U.S. websites unavailable in the EU and an activist immediately going after major tech firms. Known to many as GDPR Day, the 25th May is a big date for many reasons; not least because it should put an end to incessant emails begging for permission to...
Zerto has released an IT resilience platform designed to merge backup and disaster recovery as part of a preview of its release of Zerto 7. The company’s IT Resilience Platform was announced at the opening of its annual conference, held in Boston, and is designed to change the way businesses look after their data. Its...
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A biometrics-based security firm has released a free platform to help smaller businesses move towards identity-based authentication. AimBrain’s product is designed to replace more traditional methods of security, such as passwords and PINS, with biometric-based security. It sells to customers that run services like online banking apps. It has always used open-source software development kits...
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A Florida resident was left bemused when a car salesman asked her to tick a reCAPTCHA box… on a piece of paper. Writer Marci Robin was buying a used 2016 Fiat 500X in West Palm Beach, Florida and was going through the usual paperwork process when the salesman handed her a page with the offending tickbox on...
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Microsoft has announced that it will be extending the rights contained in the European General Data Protection Regulations to all of its customers around the world. Microsoft has said that it will extend GDPR principles, which apply in the European Union, to all of its customers around the world. In a blog post, Julie Brill,...
The University of Greenwich has been handed a £120,000 fine by the ICO for a data breach involving nearly 20,000 people, which included medical information. Contact details, including names addresses and phone numbers, of 19,500 students, staff and alumni were leaked. As well as contact details, information about learning difficulties and staff sickness records were accessed...
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Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs is moving a significant part of its production and storage to Switzerland after it came under fire for supposed connections to the Russian government. U.S. Homeland Security last year banned all federal agencies from using Kaspersky software after sensitive data was stolen from an NSA employee’s computer. There were accusations...
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Security researchers have discovered the re-emergence of the Hide and Seek IoT botnet, which is the first of its type to be able to survive a device reboot. Initially discovered in January this year by Bitdefender, the botnet has managed to infect around 90,000 devices worldwide. Researchers believe that the current intention of its designers...
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Darron Gibbard of Qualys explores how GDPR is placing a spotlight on the importance of effective data breach reporting. GDPR is nearly here. For all companies that have customers in Europe, putting new data privacy and security rules in place has been on the agenda for the last year. However, there are still some areas where...
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Customers of Hong Kong Broadband Network were warned earlier this week that their personal details had been compromised by hackers. The details of 380,000 customers, including credit card information for more than 40,000 of those people, were taken from a database on Monday, the company said. Announcing that it had been breached on Wednesday, Hong...
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GDPR, which will be enforced in just over a month’s time, may seriously hinder cybersecurity capabilities, according to some cybersecurity experts. Well-known cybersecurity investigative journalist Brian Krebs has predicted a rise in ‘spam, phishing and just about every form of cybercrime’ due to GDPR’s impact on the WHOIS tool, which he described as the ‘single...
Facebook, Microsoft and 32 other major technology companies have signed a Cybersecurity Tech Accord to protect people from cybercrime. The agreement makes a number of promises that the signatories hope will protect consumers and businesses from an ever-growing wave of cybercrime. This includes refusing to collaborate with governments on cyberattacks. Cynics reading may note some...
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