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Security Updates 26th October 2018

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The latest news from the sector sees Cathay Pacific hack affect 10 million customers, Facebook gets slammed with a £500,000 fine from the ICO, IT Governance provides a useful check-list for SMEs looking to protect themselves against data breach regulatory headaches and more… Cathay Pacific Hack Affects 10 Million Passengers Worldwide The personal identifiable information […]

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Your Online Ad Updates

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This week finds Facebook cracking down on Clickbait and “dodgy” political adverts whilst launching a war room to combat negative content, Bing has launched a new BingBot technology to help crawl more efficiently, Google Ads unveils new reporting tools to help marketers understand landing page reach, and more … Facebook to “Out” Political Advertising Funders […]

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IT Security Updates 31.08.18

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Hi again and welcome to our latest ‘Essential IT Security Updates’ newsletter : essential reading for IT security and data protection leaders like you wanting to stay ahead of developments and news in this ever-changing sector. Feel free to use this content in your marketing or simply to keep abreast for yourself and your team. […]

Welcome to our new ‘Essential IT Security Updates’ newsletter.

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  Welcome to our new ‘Essential IT Security Updates’ newsletter. This is essential reading for IT security and data protection leaders wanting to stay ahead of developments and news in this ever-changing sector. This inaugural issue features news that the ICO have fined BT for a 5 million customer email ‘spam’ campaign that was found […]

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Contactless ‘Pay to Pray’

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The Church of England has announced that it will be able to accept contactless card payment for donations at 16,000 churches, cathedrals and religious sites. Why? The Church of England raises a whopping £580m every year in donations, but in today’s society, particularly among young people, cash is carried less often, and there is a […]

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£870 Million Super-Cyber-Crook Captured

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The suspected leader of the criminal gang behind the Cobalt and Carbanak malware campaigns that targeted banks and netted £870 Million has been arrested in Spain. The Carbanak & Cobalt Malware Attacks Cobalt and Carbanak are names of the different generations of malware, increasing in sophistication – 3 were used in all – which the […]

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Facebook Revamps Privacy Settings

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In a move that Facebook says was due to happen before the recent personal data harvesting scandal, the social media giant has updated its privacy tools to make users more informed and in control. 50 Million Profiles Harvested The high-profile outcry that followed revelations over data from 50 million profiles that were harvested for use […]

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50 Million Facebook User’s Data With Cambridge Analytica

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Facebook is at the heart of a storm after a whistleblower alleged that the data analytics firm that worked with Donald Trump’s election team and the winning Brexit campaign harvested 50 million Facebook profiles from a data breach. Why? London-based data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, which was once headed by Trump’s key adviser Steve Bannon, […]

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Camelot Hack – ‘It Could be You!’

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Lottery operator Camelot has announced that 150 customer accounts have been affected by a hack that took place prior to Friday’s £14-million draw at 8.30pm. Low Level The company has described the hack as ‘low level’ and has stressed that no money was stolen, and that the attackers only saw limited information. Camelot attributed the […]

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Fighting Exploitation Via Blockchain and Coke

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Coca-Cola, the US State Department, and 2 other companies are working on a project to used blockchain to fight forced labour worldwide. What Is Blockchain? Blockchain is an incorruptible peer-to-peer network (a kind of ledger) that allows multiple parties to transfer value in a secure and transparent way. Blockchain’s Co-Founder Nic Carey describes Blockchain as […]