Marriott International has been fined £18.4 million (US $23.8 million) for its failure to adequately protect the personal records 339 million guests. The fine, imposed by UK data regulator, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), is a massive 81% less than the £99.2 million fine originally imposed upon the hotel group last year. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Japan's Nuclear Regulation Authority is asking people to contact it via phone or fax, as it is unable to receive emails from the outside world. The reason? It turned off its email following a suspected cyber attack.
A Finnish psychotherapy clinic has dismissed its CEO in the wake of a disastrous data breach which has seen patients' personal details, as well as notes of what has been discussed in confidential therapy sessions, exposed... and clients blackmailed.
Multiple Amazon customers have turned to social media to describe how they have received a notification from the online retail giant that their email addresses have been leaked to an unnamed third party. Emails sent by Amazon to customers admit that a rogue employee unlawfully passed on users' personal email details to a third-party, violating the company's rules Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
You probably back yourself not to be flattered or scared by a voice scammer - but what about vulnerable friends or relatives?
Sandbox Interactive, the developers of the free medieval fantasy video game Albion Online, have warned players that a hacker managed to break into its systems and gain access to its user database. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The trials and tribulations of London's Hackney Council continue after it suffered a "serious cyber attack" last week. The real-life victims of a cyber attack are the thousands of innocent residents, some of whom may desperately need money in their pocket to pay their rent, living in fear of eviction and homelessness.
British Airways has been fined £20 million (US $26 million) following a data breach which saw its systems hacked and the personal and payment card information of 400,000 customers stolen. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Hackney Council in London is keeping surprisingly schtum about what is actually going on behind-the-scenes of its "serious cyber attack".
Hackney Council says it has suffered a "serious cyber attack," which has impacted many of its IT systems and services. The London borough council has informed UK regulators that data has been breached as a result of the attack, but it's not known if ransomware is to blame.
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