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Google: More websites failing victim to cybercriminals

Google says that the number of websites compromised by cybercriminals has risen by 32%.

ABTA experiences data breach

The Association of British Travel Agents discovered the data breach on March 1st, but failed to notify customers until March 16th.

Number of women in infosec industry ‘remains stagnant’

The number of women working within the infosec industry is “continues to remain low”, and could be exacerbating the skills gap within the industry.

Significant cyberthreat to UK businesses continues to grow

Greater collaboration is needed in order to combat the significant threat of cybercrime to British businesses, according to the UK’s National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre.

Home Depot agrees to $25 million settlement for data breach

US retail giant Home Depot is set to pay a $25 million settlement in relation to a data breach suffered in 2014.

Consumer Reports launches new privacy and data security standard

The US-based nonprofit organization Consumer Reports has come up with a new standard that aims to boost consumer confidence in privacy and data security.

Yahoo CEO forgoes annual bonus, worth millions, over security breaches

Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer has missed out on $2m from her annual bonus due to her management of security breaches affecting billions of users.

Major internet safety strategy to ‘bolster online safety’ for children in the UK

The UK is developing an internet safety strategy in an attempt to secure a position as “the safest place in the world for young people to go online”.

Healthcare data breaches reach a ‘sizeable number of US consumers’

Approximately 26% of Americans have been compromised by healthcare data breaches, according to a new survey from Accenture.

Organizations ‘concerned by cybersecurity skills gap’

The ongoing cybersecurity skills gap is dealing a significant blow to the confidence of organizations looking to defend themselves against potential attacks.

UK government to roll out cybersecurity clubs for teens to address skills shortage

A new government scheme will be rolled out to thousands of 14-18 year olds across the UK, encouraging them to take part in extracurricular cybersecurity clubs.

InterContinental Hotels Group confirms suspected data breach

The InterContinental Hotels Group has revealed that 12 of its hotels suffered a data breach between August and December last year.

Banking chiefs ‘lack confidence to identify data breaches’

Just over one in five banks and insurers are confident in their ability to identify data breaches, according to a new global survey from Capgemini Consulting.

Strategic cybersecurity will stymie ‘expanding threat landscape’

Strategic cybersecurity the key to keeping the threat of cyberattacks at bay, a new report states.

Over half of US citizens ‘have experienced a data breach’

A significant number of US citizens have experienced a data breach and are concerned over the security of their personal information, a study reveals.

Security professionals shortage in UK ‘increasing competition among companies for talent’

IT security professionals are at the forefront of the demand from companies across the UK, many of whom have placed greater demand on tech skills.

Yahoo faces SEC probe into its two record-breaking data breaches

The US Securities and Exchange Commission is looking into whether Yahoo could have been quicker to tell investors about two record-breaking data breaches.

Lloyds Banking Group hit with distributed denial of service attack

Lloyds Banking Group fell victim to an attempted cyberattack earlier this month, which saw cybercriminals attempt to crash the online banking service over a two day period.

UK fraud and cybercrime figures show extent of these threats

There were approximately 5.6 million incidents of fraud and cybercrime in the UK last year, new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed.

Cybersecurity skills shortage ‘still a global problem’

There are signs of improvement in the global cybersecurity skills gap, but serious problems still remain, a new report finds.

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