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Breach may cost EasyJet £18billion

By | 28th May 2020

Earlier this month, EasyJet reported a major security breach of their systems where the names, email addresses and travel details of approximately 9 million customers were accessed. More than 2,000 customers’ credit card details were also compromised. The breach was reported to the National Cyber Security Centre and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). A law… Read More »

COVID-19 related scams are becoming rife

By | 14th April 2020

Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) groups and cyber criminals are looking to exploit the circumstances around the COVID-19 crisis. In particular, there has been a significant rise of scams pretending to be legitimate requests from official HM Government departments, targetting individuals and businesses. The aim is usually to obtain sensitive exploitable information such as logins, bank… Read More »

Workforce cyber-awareness training mostly ineffective

By | 18th November 2016

In a US study by Experian and Ponemon Institute earlier this year, 55% of the polled companies experienced a security incident due to a malicious or negligent employee despite already having a a data protection and privacy training program in place. 60% of respondents believed that their employees were not knowledgeable or had no knowledge… Read More »

Security breaches in UK businesses increased by 81% in 2015

By | 5th April 2016

According to a survey commissioned by the HM Government and produced by the international consultancy PwC, 90% of large organisations and 74% of small businesses experienced a security breach in 2015. The 2014 figures were 81% and 60% respectively, which for the small businesses represents an increase of 23%. What is even more concerning, is… Read More »