TalkTalk receives record fine for security failings that resulted in 2015 cyberattack

TalkTalk has received a record £400,000 fine for cybersecurity shortcomings that contributed to 2015’s cyberattack. According to an ICO investigation, this attack could have been prevented if TalkTalk had taken basic security measures to protect customer data. Elizabeth Denham, information commissioner at the ICO, said: “TalkTalk’s failure to implement the most basic cybersecurity measures allowed … More TalkTalk receives record fine for security failings that resulted in 2015 cyberattack

Encrypt – or face a huge fine

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK’s independent authority that oversees data privacy, recently released a new guidance on encryption best practices. Although encryption of data is not mandatory under UK data protection legislation, the ICO strongly recommends that organizations dealing with personal data use it. “In recent years there have been numerous incidents where personal data … More Encrypt – or face a huge fine

ICO investigating major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK

Carphone Warehouse is to be investigated by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), after the UK high street retailer revealed that they were the victim of a major hack. The ICO, which is the UK’s official data watchdog, said that it looking into the breach, which has affected up to 2.4 million customers. A spokesman for … More ICO investigating major data breach at Carphone Warehouse in the UK