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Travelex says it won’t pay ransom to crooks…

While most of us spent New Year’s Eve celebrating, the IT department at Travelex was grappling with a ransomware virus that was spreading through its systems. Almost two weeks on, the currency exchange service is…

Labour Party hit by “sophisticated” cyber attack

The Labour Party’s campaign website has suffered a “sophisticated and large-scale” cyber attack, a spokesperson has said. Security procedures had “slowed down” some election campaign activities, but the party believes that no sensitive data was…

Leicester City FC fans’ financial details stolen in…

A troubled season for Leicester City FC just got worse, with the club announcing that a cyber criminal has broken into the club’s online shop and stolen fans’ financial details. The breach occurred between 23…

Average cost of cyber crime is now $13…

The digital landscape is changing quickly, and cyber crime is on the rise. Last year there were 2.3 billion data breaches, compared to 826 million in 2017. With attacks becoming increasingly sophisticated and hard to…

Do you have a data breach response plan?

This blog has been updated to reflect industry updates. Originally published 6 August 2018. The EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires organisations to respond to serious data breaches within 72 hours of detection. This…