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A week before GDPR, Greenwich University fined for data breach

The University of Greenwich has been handed a £120,000 fine by the ICO for a data breach involving nearly 20,000 people, which included medical information. Contact details, including names addresses and phone numbers, of 19,500 students, staff and alumni were leaked. As well as contact details, information about learning difficulties and staff sickness records were accessed… Read More


Kaspersky moves to Switzerland following corruption claims

Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Labs is moving a significant part of its production and storage to Switzerland after it came under fire for supposed connections to the Russian government. U.S. Homeland Security last year banned all federal agencies from using Kaspersky software after sensitive data was stolen from an NSA employee’s computer. There were accusations… Read More


IoT botnet Hide and Seek evolves to survive device reboot

Security researchers have discovered the re-emergence of the Hide and Seek IoT botnet, which is the first of its type to be able to survive a device reboot. Initially discovered in January this year by Bitdefender, the botnet has managed to infect around 90,000 devices worldwide. Researchers believe that the current intention of its designers… Read More


380,000 Hong Kong Broadband customer details leaked

Customers of Hong Kong Broadband Network were warned earlier this week that their personal details had been compromised by hackers. The details of 380,000 customers, including credit card information for more than 40,000 of those people, were taken from a database on Monday, the company said. Announcing that it had been breached on Wednesday, Hong… Read More


GDPR may hinder cybersecurity, say experts

GDPR, which will be enforced in just over a month’s time, may seriously hinder cybersecurity capabilities, according to some cybersecurity experts. Well-known cybersecurity investigative journalist Brian Krebs has predicted a rise in ‘spam, phishing and just about every form of cybercrime’ due to GDPR’s impact on the WHOIS tool, which he described as the ‘single… Read More