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FSA suggests businesses turn their attention to data security

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We keep reading about it. Another story about a security breach, about a big company being hacked, about personal details stolen or sold and privacy intruded. That’s all we’re hearing on the news today and sorry to go on about it, but it is quickly becoming one of the greatest… Read more »

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Surrey County Council pays out £120k for data breaching emails

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Ever wish you could climb in your computer and retrieve a mistakenly sent email? Surrey Country Council probably has. The council has been fined £120k by the Information Commissioner’s Office for breaking the Data Protection Act. Information Commissioner Christopher Graham said the council had paid the price for failing to… Read more »

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IP theft tackled with new hub

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Following the recent government-backed study by the Office of Cyber Security (OCS) which estimated that the UK loses 27bn each year due to cybercrime, the Federation Against Software Theft (FAST) has backed the recommendation that a central hub for UK firms be developed for the reporting of cyber fraud. In… Read more »

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Cyber crime costs Britain £1,000 a second

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As businesses of all types move almost exclusively online and individuals rarely separate from their web devices, cyber crime is quickly becoming a widespread problem, costing the UK an estimated £27bn last year alone. This includes £3.1bn affecting ordinary citizens through identity theft and online scams and £21bn affecting businesses… Read more »

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PCC ruling will have you thinking twice about what you tweet

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In November 2010, UK newspaper the “Daily Mail” published an article which detailed the then publically available Twitter comments of civil servant Sarah Baskerville. Baskerville had made remarks alluding to working while hungover as well as several political in nature that showed her disagreement with the current UK government. Baskerville… 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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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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