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Hackers claim to have breached 20,000 Superdrug accounts

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UK high street pharmacy Superdrug disclosed late last month that personal information belonging to 20,000 customers may have been breached. A spokeswoman for the health and beauty company explained that they were contacted by hackers who claimed that they had obtained the details and would release them unless a ransom… Read more »

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British Airways latest airline to fall victim to hackers

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Major airline British Airways has recently apologised for a major hack to its website, BA.com. Over the course of two weeks in late August and early September, 380,000 credit card transactions were compromised, including the long number, expiry date and the three-digit CVV security code. While investigating the incident, cybersecurity… Read more »

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Butlins falls victim to phishing attack

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British family holiday firm Butlins has said that up to 34,000 of its guest records may have been stolen by hackers. The information included names, addresses, arrival dates for holidays, and contact details. Butlins does not believe that any financial information was accessed, however. It is believed that the information… Read more »

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Can businesses afford to ignore cyber insurance?

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As the threat of cybercrime grows in quantity and scale, so too does the need for insurance cover. CFC, which recently came out top in the Insurance Times Cyber Product Report, is a pioneer in cyber insurance. The London-based specialist lines insurance provider has witnessed a dramatic rise in the… Read more »

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University fined over student data breach

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The Information Commissioner’s Office has slapped a £120,000 fine on Greenwich University in South London for failing to protect the personal information of nearly 20,000 students. As well as names, addresses, birth dates, signatures and phone numbers, distressingly the data also included physical and mental health issues. As part of… Read more »

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GWR passengers derailed by data breach

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Railway crime has moved on since the days of Ronnie Biggs and Buster Edwards. Most recently, hackers have breached the accounts of passengers on Great Western Railway. Furthermore, the message sent out to affected customers by GWR caused further consternation – in case it was also a scam. Admittedly a… Read more »

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UK cybercrime epidemic – police baffled

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Cyber fraud is now so prevalent in Britain, and across the world’s richest countries, that traditional street robberies and bank heists are almost a thing of the past. Furthermore, almost all cybercriminals go unpunished. At present, due to a lack of resources, Britain’s anti-fraud police are unable to cope. There… Read more »

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Russian cyberattack concerns puts UK infrastructure on high alert

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Following on from the Salisbury chemical attack and the murder of Russian businessman Nikolai Glushkov, there is continued concern for the safety of Russian exiles resident in the UK. Members of the intelligence community, however, are conscious that Moscow may look to utilise cyber-attacks as part of its next step…. Read more »

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Size doesn’t matter to cyber crooks

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It is not just the big-name corporates that are at risk from cyberattack, states leading UK insolvency consultant Business Rescue Expert.SMEs are equally likely to suffer attacks and are less likely to have initiated effective defense procedures. As well as hitting a small business in the pocket, a cyberattack can… Read more »

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Young people leave the door open to hackers

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Surprisingly, new research suggests that it is the younger generation of Brits who are most likely to use the same online password multiple times – leaving themselves more vulnerable to hacking. In particular, anyone using messaging systems to send sensitive information such as bank details, copies of passports or driving… Read more »

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