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Bradford-based Bank & London Advertising Firm Fined Over Illegal Marketing

A bank is among the latest firms to be fined by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for sending illegal marketing texts and emails. Vanquis Bank Limited, based in Bradford, instigated a campaign to send 870,849 spam text messages…
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Equifax Data Hack Affected 694,000 UK Customers

The beleaguered credit reference agency Equifax has now admitted that 694,000 customers in the UK had their data stolen between May and July this year. The firm's original estimate of its UK cyber-theft victims, made last month, was fewer,…
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Supermarket Morrisons Sued by Staff Over Personal Data Leak

Thousands of Morrisons staff are suing the company after their personal details were posted on the internet. The High Court action is seeking to make the supermarket chain liable after a member of staff stole the data of nearly 100,000 employees…
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PCI DSS Compliance Reduces Likelihood of Data Breaches

A Verizon report shows a link between compliance with the payment card industry security standard and an organisation’s ability to defend against cyber attacks, but nearly half are failing to maintain compliance. Of all the payment card data…
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Firm Fined for Making Record 146 Million Nuisance Calls

Dirwy o £350,000 i gwmni am wneud 146 miliwn o alwadau niwsans – y nifer fwyaf erioed A company behind a record high 146 million illegal calls about PPI has been fined £350,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). People…
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Enterprise compliance with PCI DSS is up, says Verizon

Verizon has some good news and some bad news about organizations' compliance with PCI DSS. In its 2017 "Payment Security Report," Verizon analyzed the "compliance patterns and control failures" of organizations subject to PCI DSS. The report…
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Mexican VAT Refund Giant Exposes Data

If you’ve ever gone on holiday to Mexico and done a little shopping, then you know you can apply for a value-added tax (VAT) refund on the goods you’re taking back home. Unfortunately, one of the largest companies that does that, the appropriately…
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Equifax Announces Cybersecurity Incident

Equifax Inc. (NYSE: EFX) today announced a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. Based on the…
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Instagram Hackers May Have Details on Six Million Users

Hackers are claiming to have obtained the personal details of as many as six million Instagram users, including those of celebrities including Emma Watson, Leonardo Di Caprio and David Beckham. The cyber-criminals are believed to have exploited…
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Council Fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office

A council has been fined £70,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaving vulnerable people’s personal information exposed online for five years. The Data Protection Act requires organisations to take appropriate measures…