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Settlement reached in Facebook user’s dismissal case

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As the usage of social media grows exponentially and the opinions of one can be read by all in just an instant, companies are left in a quandary. The knee jerk reaction is to just turn it all off and ban employees from saying anything whatsoever about the company online…. Read more »

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Claims of fraud brought against online dating company

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We all know that people embellish or neglect certain facts about themselves in the online dating arena. But completely fictional people with completely made-up profiles? That might be crossing the line. A group of plaintiffs who brought claims for fraud, amongst others, against a Canadian online dating website think so…. Read more »

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Lush hit as website is repeatedly hacked

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If you’re a fan of fragrant bath soaps and face creams, you may have noticed that Lush.co.uk is currently out of order, the victim of repeat hacking that has compromised customers’ credit card details. In numerous cases, the credit card fraud has changed from a potential danger to a reality…. Read more »

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Vodafone Australia dealer shut down after data breach

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Vodafone Australia has recently come under scrutiny after billing details and call history of millions of its customers were found to be available through a publicly accessible website. Upon further investigation, Vodafone Australia’s largest premium partner, Communications Direct, was found to be at the source of the data breach. Not… Read more »

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Sainsbury’s employee caught in Nectar point scam

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As a business, it can be hard enough protecting yourself against the outside threat of hacking and fraud. But how can you prevent trusted employees taking advantage of weaknesses in an IT infrastructure? James Stevenson, a Sainsbury’s IT employee, was recently sentenced to 20 months in prison for Nectar point… Read more »

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US Health Department reports privacy breach

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After a year imposing fines on hospitals guilty of losing patient records, the patient privacy breach shoe appears to be on the other foot for the California Department of Public Health, which reported losing data for more than 2,500 facility residents, department employees and other healthcare workers to state authorities… Read more »

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