The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer?

A reflection on whether this approach to addressing IoT security challenges can ‘deliver the goods’ and how consumer awareness can help. According to an article by the BBC, the United Kingdom’s Digital Minister Margot James is proposing legislation to introduce a new labelling system to show customers how secure an IoT product is. In order to … More The UK plans to legislate to secure IoT, but is it really the answer?

Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

The breach exposed the personal data of 160,000 people and cost the telecom company £77 million. Two young Brits have been jailed for their roles in the breach at the telecommunications company TalkTalk in 2015, The Guardian reports. The Old Bailey criminal court in London sentenced Matthew Hanley, 23, and Connor Allsopp, 21, both from Staffordshire, to … More Two Brits jailed for TalkTalk hack

One in three UK orgs hit by cryptojacking in previous month, survey finds

Conversely, only a little over one-third of IT executives believe that their systems have never been hijacked to surreptitiously mine digital currencies. A total of 30% of organizations in the United Kingdom fell victim to a cryptojacking attack in the previous month, a recent survey among 750 IT executives across the UK has found. The … More One in three UK orgs hit by cryptojacking in previous month, survey finds

Bristol airport takes flight screens offline after apparent ransomware attack

The screens in “key locations” are back up and running again, while the airport paid no ransom to return its systems to working order. Bristol Airport in South West England has been hit by an apparent ransomware attack that prompted the airport to take flight information screens offline in an effort to keep the attack … More Bristol airport takes flight screens offline after apparent ransomware attack

Interviewing ESET’s experts about the Web’s journey so far

What has the journey of the World Wide Web been like so far, as seen and experienced by ESET’s security folk? ESET Senior Research Fellow David Harley provides his take in the first installment of our series of interviews marking the Web’s 27th birthday. On August 6, 1991, English computer scientist Tim Berners-Lee publicly announced … More Interviewing ESET’s experts about the Web’s journey so far

Facebook fined over data privacy scandal

Social media giant fined in the UK for failing to protect users’ personal information and for a lack of transparency. Facebook is facing its first possible financial penalty for its role in the Cambridge Analytica scandal that saw the personal data of millions of users harvested without their knowledge. The social media giant was hit with a … More Facebook fined over data privacy scandal

£120,000 fine for university after details of 20,000 staff and students exposed in data breach

The University of Greenwich has received a fine of £120,000 because of the substantial damage and substantial distress caused by a security breach that exposed the personal information of 20,000 people. It’s called “Shadow IT”, and it’s a problem that has now cost a British university £120,000 (over US $160,000) following a serious security breach. … More £120,000 fine for university after details of 20,000 staff and students exposed in data breach