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Latest data breach publications


Only 11% of UK businesses have cyber insurance policy

Uptake of cyber security insurance in the UK is worringly low and placing millions of small businesses at risk, according to new research.


Capital One breach affecting 106 million customers caused by misconfigured cloud storage

Scores of personal information including social security numbers, credit scores and balances were sitting on Github for weeks A hacker gained access to personal information from more than 100 million Capital One credit applications in the US, the bank said as US federal authorities arrested a suspect in the case. Paige A Thompson – who… Read More


IBM says cost of data breach in US ‘more than double’ worldwide average

Countries based in the Middle East are most susceptible to attacks The average cost of data breaches has risen by 12 percent over the past five years, costing businesses $3.92 million on average, according to IBM’s annual Cost of Data Dreach report. The report interviewed more than 500 companies that have suffered a breach in… Read More


Hotel firm Marriott to be fined £99 million for data breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office will fine the hotel chain for the breach which affected around 339 million people Hotel chain Marriott is facing a fine of £99 million over a data breach which is estimated to have affected around 339 million customers. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fine relates to a data breach at the… Read More


BA landed with record £183m fine for data breach

ICO fine amounts to 1.5 percent of the airline’s annual turnover British Airways is set to be fined more than £183 million over the 2018 data breach that saw 380,000 customer payment cards compromised. Alex Cruz, BA chairman and chief executive said he was “surprised and disappointed” by the proposed penalty from the Information Commissioner’s… Read More