UK Parliament Seizes Facebook Internal Papers

Parliament has used its legal powers to seize internal Facebook documents in an extraordinary attempt to hold the US social media giant to account after chief executive Mark Zuckerberg repeatedly refused to answer MPs’ questions. The cache of documents is alleged to contain significant revelations about Facebook decisions on data and privacy controls that led to the Cambridge […]

Brits Among Most Fearful Of Cyberattacks In Europe

British citizens are among the most afraid in Europe of cyberattacks taking place during elections, a report by the European Commission has found. Three out of four voters in the UK are concerned about widespread hacking while casting their vote, the report said. This level of concern was only beaten by Spain, where 77pc said they were afraid of such […]

New Mirai Variant Targets Enterprise Linux Servers For Powerful DDoS Attacks

It has been reported that two years after the chaotic Mirai botnet blocked access to major websites using hacked consumer routers and other IoT devices, a new variant is taking aim at x86 Linux servers in the enterprise. Sean Newman, Director Protect Management, Corero Network Security explains the attack. Sean Newman, Director Protect Management at Corero […]

Expert Commentary: Uber Breach

Following the announcement that Uber has been fined £385,000 by the ICO over ‘a series of avoidable data security flaws’ which allowed hackers to collect sensitive information on 2.7 million customers, IT security experts commented below. Rich Campagna, CMO at Bitglass: “This fine shows that even the most prominent public organisations need to pay more attention to data security […]

Atrium Third Party Healthcare Breach (2.65 Million Records)

Atrium Health, previously Carolinas HealthCare System, said today that data of about 2.65 million patients including addresses, dates of birth and social security numbers may have been compromised in a breach at its third-party provider AccuDoc Solutions. Atrium, which provides healthcare and wellness programs throughout the Southeast region in the United States, said a review […]