Cyber Security Roundup for July 2019

July was a month of mega data privacy fines. The UK Information Commissioners Office (ICO) announced it intended to fine British Airways £183 million for last September's data breach, where half a ...
Data protection – more than just data security

Data protection – more than just data security

Data protection is a major concern for organisations large and small. Recent announcements by the UK data protection authority, the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office), of significant penalties for British Airways (more than ...

Record GDPR fine provides stark data and payment protection warning to business owners

With reports confirming that British Airways will be fined £183 million by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following a significant data breach last year, PCI Pal’s CEO James Barham is encouraging businesses ...
UK Pub Chain 'Greene King' Gift Card Website Hacked

UK Pub Chain ‘Greene King’ Gift Card Website Hacked

Major UK pub chain, Greene King (Bury St. Edmunds), had its gift card website (https://www.gkgiftcards.co.uk) compromised by hackers. The personal data breach was discovered on 14th May 2019 and confirmed a day ...

Top Tips On Cyber Security for SMEs

Guest article by Damon Culbert of Cyber Security JobsCyber criminals are a part of modern life, from Uber account hacks to major business data breaches, our online identities are rarely safe. And, ...
Learning from the Big Data Breaches of 2018

Learning from the Big Data Breaches of 2018

Guest article by Cybersecurity ProfessionalsWhat can we learn from the major data breaches of 2018?2018 was a major year for cybersecurity. With the introduction of GDPR, the public’s awareness of their cyber ...
Thieves stole $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency in 2018 as mining gives way to stealing in crypto space

Thieves stole $1.7 billion in cryptocurrency in 2018 as mining gives way to stealing in crypto space

Bitcoin’s legendary ascension to the $20,000 mark a little more than a year ago inspired legions of fast-buck makers to hop on the bandwagon and invest in this intriguing yet volatile asset ...
UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

UK fine against Uber for 2016 data breach would be 200 times bigger in 2018

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Uber’s widely publicized data leak from two years ago has finally resulted in a fine from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office. The penalty would have been 203 times the amount if the ...
Two Firms Fined £220,000 by ICO for Making 600,000 Nuisance Calls

Two Firms Fined £220,000 by ICO for Making 600,000 Nuisance Calls

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) fined two firms £220,000 for making more than half a million nuisance calls. On 31 October, the ICO announced its imposition of the fine after two home ...
UK’s ICO fines Facebook £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica scandal

UK’s ICO fines Facebook £500,000 for Cambridge Analytica scandal

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the independent regulator for data protection and information rights law, has handed Facebook the maximum fine allowed under the 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA) for its ...
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