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Police discouraged TalkTalk from going public with breach

The Met Police initially discouraged TalkTalk from going public with information on its data breach in 2015, the company’s former CEO has revealed. The telco’s huge data breach, which revealed 156,959 customers’ personal information and 15,656 banking details and led to a £400,000 fine, was “consciously” publicised by the company, according to Baroness Dido Harding, who… Read More


Car salesman asks customer to tick reCAPTCHA box… on paper

A Florida resident was left bemused when a car salesman asked her to tick a reCAPTCHA box… on a piece of paper. Writer Marci Robin was buying a used 2016 Fiat 500X in West Palm Beach, Florida and was going through the usual paperwork process when the salesman handed her a page with the offending tickbox on… Read More


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


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