Facebook Charged $5 Billion For Privacy Breach

The Wall Street Journal and other media reported late Friday that Facebook will be charged with a $5 billion fine for privacy lapses in conjunction with the company’s 2018 Cambridge Analytica scandal. The fine represents the largest ever imposed by the FTC against a tech company. The FTC began probing Facebook in March 2018 following reports that political consulting […]

How Can Organisations Effectively Manage, Detect And Respond To A Data Breach?

78% of businesses cite cyber security as a high priority for their organisation’s senior management. Whilst it is encouraging that this figure has risen year on year, generating awareness of cyber security is only one part of the issue. The next step for organisations to take is not only understanding, but intelligently acting on the risks presented. Despite the heightened […]

La Porte County Pays $130,000 Ransom To Ryuk Ransomware

According to this link, https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/la-porte-county-pays-130-000-ransom-to-ryuk-ransomware/, La Porte County, Indiana, has paid $130,000 to recover data on computer systems impacted by ransomware.  The attack occurred on Saturday, July 6 and was spotted before it propagated to all the computer on the network  Despite this response, two domain controllers were impacted so network services became unavailable. Three days later, […]