News – July 2018


  • Fortnum & Mason data breach: 23,000 customers’ details accessed

    July 3, 2018

    The data of thousands of Fortnum & Mason customers, including addresses and contact phone numbers, has been accessed after a breach on a form on its website. The 310-year-old food shop, known as the “Queen’s grocer”, has become the latest company to fall victim to an attack. About 23,000 people who filled out a survey or took ...

  • IoT and malware top the worries list for industrial tech firms

    July 3, 2018

    Industrial players, like power plants, manufacturers or water treatment centres, are embracing IoT at a great pace, but failing to consider security issues, new research has said. A report by Kaspersky Lab has claimed that while these types of organisations turn more towards IoT, they’re not doing enough to protect these investments, which makes them a sitting duck ...

  • Cyber attacks are now a matter of when not if for UK businesses

    July 2, 2018

    For a growing number of UK companies, being hit by a cyber breach is not a matter of ‘if’ – it’s a matter of ‘when’. This is according to a new report by KPMG based on a poll of 150 UK leaders. When compared to the rest of the world, though, the UK is performing well, as according to ...

  • Two Zero-Day Exploits Found After Someone Uploaded ‘Unarmed’ PoC to VirusTotal

    July 2, 2018

    Security researchers at Microsoft have unveiled details of two critical and important zero-day vulnerabilities that had recently been discovered after someone uploaded a malicious PDF file to VirusTotal, and get patched before being used in the wild. In late March, researchers at ESET found a malicious PDF file on VirusTotal, which they shared with the security team ...

  • Data Regulators See Spike In GDPR Complaints

    July 2, 2018

    Companies are seeing a sharp spike in requests for information on how their data is collected and processed following the introduction of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) across Europe a month ago, with many requesting extensions to the legal deadline for their replies. The regulation has also shaken up the online advertising business, with some adtech firms ...