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Over 70,000 photos of female Tinder users have been shared by members of an internet cyber-crime site. There have been increasing worries regarding the safety of these photos and the possibility that they could be used for abusive purposes.  It is also particularly alarming that hackers who obtained the images appear to be mainly targeting female users.  A member of New York’s committee on cyber sexual assault Aaron DeVera reported that the images were found
The Information Commissioner’s Office has announced they are contacting all UK registered companies to remind them of their legal responsibility to pay the data protection fee. Organisations processing personal information are required to pay this fee unless they are exempt and companies who don’t register face a potential fine of £4,350. How much will you need to pay and how you can make the payment? The cost of your data protection fee depends on the
Dixons Carphone has been given a fine worth £500,000 after over 14 million people were affected by a cyberattack on its in-store tills.  The company found the huge data breach last summer and the Information Commissioner’s Office launched an investigation soon after. The ICO concluded that the attacker installed malicious software on over 5,000 tills in its stores which include both Currys PC World and Dixons Travel chains. The criminal software was undetected for almost
Kazient Privacy Experts has been named the Best Small to Medium-sized Business of 2019 at the Best Business Awards (BBAs).  Hailed as one of the UK’s highest profile awards, the BBAs has recognised Kazient’s pragmatic and innovative approach to GDPR compliance solutions. In a world where the use of data is more abundant, far-reaching and instantaneous, the value of privacy and security has become more important than ever. Non-compliance has devastating consequences from huge financial
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Travelex sites had to be taken offline due to a  cyber incident after a software virus was discovered on New Year’s Eve. The foreign currency exchange company was forced to shut down online operations to stop the malware from spreading. Travelex is the world’s largest retail currency dealer and processes more than 5,000 transactions every hour. Branches are now handling exchange services manually until the problem is fixed. Travelex issues a statement The company maintains