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The GDPR: how will it change UK businesses’ approach to cyber?

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By Graeme Newman, Chief Innovation Officer Only a few weeks ago, it emerged that popular high-street retailer Sports Direct had suffered a cyberattack, resulting in the names, emails, postal addresses and phone numbers of some 30,000 staff members being stolen. Yet, whilst internal systems detected the intrusion in September, the… Read more »

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Report estimates majority of Social Security numbers stolen by hackers

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With stories about cyber attacks on in the rise in the media, industry experts are now able to report the emergence of certain trends. Personal data seems to be the key focus, including data that might be less overtly sensitive but could have longer term and far reaching security implications…. Read more »

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200k IRS accounts hacked through “Get Transcript” app

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The FBI is investigating a security breach within the US Internal Revenue Service which has resulted in personal data being stolen from US taxpayers. 200,000 accounts were targeted and reportedly data has been taken from at least half of these. Access was gained via the application “Get Transcript” which allows… Read more »

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