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Young duo sentenced over role in TalkTalk data breach

Two men are facing a prison sentence after admitting their part in the recent TalkTalk data breach.

Healthcare providers ‘cannot be complacent over data security’

Consumers have placed a high level of trust in healthcare organizations to keep their data safe, but companies cannot afford to take this for granted.

Young cybercriminals ‘more motivated by peer respect than financial gain’

A new report suggests young cybercriminals are often motivated by the possibility of notoriety, rather than financial gain.

Nearly half of UK businesses experienced a cybersecurity incident in the last 12 months

Nearly half of all UK businesses have experienced a cybersecurity incident over the last 12 months, according to a new government paper.

InterContinental Hotels Group reveals ‘how it minimized recent malware attack’

The InterContinental Hotels Group says the implementation of its SPS system helped to minimize the damage caused by a recent data breach.

Internet Society: Encryption is key to growing world economy

The Internet Society says that current perceptions of data encryption are misguided and need to change for the sake of the digital economy.

Smartphone sensors ‘can reveal PINs and passwords’

A smartphone’s internal sensors may provide cybercriminals with enough information to be able to guess a user PINs and passwords, according to new research by Newcastle University in the UK.

Millennials and GDPR ‘pose increased cybersecurity risk to companies’

Millennials and the demands of upcoming GDPR regulations could result in a greater cybersecurity risk for many businesses, new research has suggested.

IAAF: ‘Fancy Bear’ Sednit behind cyberattack

The IAAF has become the latest organization to fall victim to the cybercriminal gang Sednit.

Close to 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016

Over a billion data records were compromised globally in 2016, according to Gemalto’s latest Breach Level Index.

Google: More websites falling 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.

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