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65000 GDPR Data Breaches In Europe To Date


European privacy authorities have received almost 65,000 data breach notifications since the EU's new privacy law went into full effect. In addition, regulators in 11 European countries have imposed $63 million in General Data Protection Regulation fines.

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More than half of British firms 'report cyberattacks in 2019'


The proportion of UK firms reporting a cyberattack has jumped, despite most businesses admitting they are under-prepared for breaches, according to research from Hiscox reported by the BBC. The insurer found 55 per cent had faced an attack in 2019, up from 40 per cent last year.

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Sloppy IT Processes Risk Cyberattacks - McAfee


McAfee this week published a report that turns familiar survey findings on their heads by reporting that most cybersecurity breaches are the result of lax IT processes rather than mistakes made by end users.

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Cybercrime Soaring Reports MalwareBytes


Cybercrime is accelerating at a worrying rate, reports MalwareBytes in its Q1 2019 report. Every quarter that goes by shows more alarming data as to how much cybercrime activity is going on out there, with organizations and companies being called to face and deal with an increasing amount of threats, coming literally from everywhere.

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Sea Turtle DNS Hijacking Threatens The Internet


A new and highly skilled team of hackers spying on dozens of government targets is never welcome news, but one team of cyberspies has pulled off that scale of espionage with a rare and troubling trick, exploiting a weak link in the internet's cybersecurity that experts have warned about for years. It is DNS hijacking, a technique that meddles with the fundamental address book of the internet.

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More than half of organisations with cybersecurity plans fail to test them - IBM


IBM Security has announced the results of a global study exploring organisations’ preparedness when it comes to withstanding and recovering from a cyberattack. The study found that a vast majority of organisations surveyed are still unprepared to properly respond to cybersecurity incidents, with 77 per cent of respondents indicating they do not have a cybersecurity incident response plan applied consistently across the enterprise.

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New Supply Chain Attacks Using "Island Hopping"


Supply chain attacks are getting more prevalent and dangerous says the latest quarterly Global Incident Response Threat report from cybersecurity firm Carbon Black. Half of current cyberattacks use “island hopping” as an approach, which means attackers are after not only the target network but all those along its supply chain as well, the report states.

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UK Cybersecurity Watchdog Critical of Huawei


It's almost nine years since Chinese networking and telecommunications giant Huawei entered into an agreement with the UK government to permit extensive security reviews of Huawei’s hardware and software—a move intended to allay fears that the company posed a security risk to the UK’s networks. Since then, the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre (HCSEC) has given UK officials a window into the company’s information security practices. And UK officials haven’t necessarily liked what they’ve seen.

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Words That Can Steal Your Data


Phishing - assessing an organisation's system by malware planted in emails - is a very common way that companies can find their data integrity threatened. The hackers behind phishing attacks are well aware their the recipients of their emails probably have to act on hundreds of emails a day, so need to choose a subject line that will make them click on any link within that email.

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UK Government Criticised Over Cybersecurity Initiative


The UK Government's Cabinet Office has received a broadside from The National Audit Office (NAO) which has sharply criticised it over failings in how it set up the National Cyber Security Programme that mean it may struggle to meet its goals

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Mobile Malware Attacks Nearly Double In 2018 - Kaspersky


According to a new report, Kaspersky Lab researchers have seen the number of attacks using malicious mobile software nearly double in just one year, with 116.5 million attacks observed in 2018, compared to 66.4 million in 2017. Despite more devices being attacked, the number of unique malware files has decreased, leading researchers to conclude that the quality of mobile malware has become more impactful and precise.

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Social Media Used As Back Door For Cyberattacks


While you take that first shot of Monday morning coffee, do yourself a big favour and undertake a quick cybersecurity audit. Why? A new report reveals that fraudsters have made billions of dollars thanks to cryptomining and malware spread through various social media platforms.

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