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72 hours and counting: Reporting data protection breaches…

The first 72 hours after you discover a data breach are critical. Why? The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) requires all organisations to report certain types of personal data breach to the relevant supervisory authority.  More specifically, Article 33…

T-Mobile data breach affects more than 1 million…

T-Mobile has confirmed that its systems have been hacked, with cyber criminals stealing the personal data of more than one million US customers. According to the organisation, customer names, addresses, phone numbers, rate plans and…

The damaging after-effects of a data breach

Think your organisation is unlikely to be affected by a data breach? Think again. A Carbon Black study has found that 88% of UK businesses were breached last year, demonstrating just how widespread the threat…

Monzo bank tells customers to change their PINs…

The digital bank Monzo has told 480,000 customers to change their PINs after it discovered an error that allowed unauthorised staff to view sensitive information. Monzo said that it normally stored PINs in a “particularly…

72 Hour Countdown: Reporting Data Breaches Under The…

The first 72 hours after you discover a data breach are critical. Why? The EU GDPR requires all organisations to report certain types of personal data breach to the relevant supervisory authority.  More specifically, Article 33…

Will you suffer a data breach if you…

Someone recently asked us: “Will my organisation be breached if we implement ISO 27001?” At first we thought they meant ‘will implementing ISO 27001 make me susceptible to data breaches?’ to which the answer is…

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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…

WhatsApp urges users to update app after massive…

If you’ve recently had a missed call on WhatsApp from a number you didn’t recognise, cyber criminals might be spying on you. The Facebook-owned app has admitted that cyber criminals have exploited a major vulnerability…