HS2 investigating possible misconduct tied to ‘serious’ data breach

HS2 has launched a formal investigation into allegations of gross misconduct tied to a “serious” data breach earlier in the year, City A.M. understands. Sources allege the incident took place in late May. HS2 Ltd, the company sponsored by the Read More …

Elon Musk’s X accused of violating EU digital laws, Musk says EU offered illegal secret deal

Elon Musk’s X (Formerly Twitter) has been accused by the European Union (EU) of multiple violations of the Digital Services Act, which can potentially lead to hefty fines for the social media platform. One key violation includes allowing people to Read More …

Law firm Kirkland sued in class action over MOVEit data breach

U.S. law firm Kirkland & Ellis, the world’s largest law firm by revenue, has been pulled into U.S. litigation over a wide-ranging data breach linked to a file transfer tool that compromised data at hundreds of organizations. A proposed class Read More …

Are data breaches the new normal? Should we just assume our data isn’t safe?

In recent days, both Ticketek Australia and Ticketmaster have experienced breaches which have exposed customer details to hackers. They join a growing list of high-profile data breaches that have put the privacy of millions at risk. For example, in 2022, Read More …

Optus sued by regulator over 2022 cyber-attack

Australia’s Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has begun legal action against Optus, the country’s second largest telco, over a data breach it suffered in 2022. The watchdog has filed legal proceedings to the Federal Court, alleging that Optus “failed to Read More …

A Microsoft under attack from government and tech rivals after ‘preventable’ hack ties executive pay to cyberthreats

Microsoft has come under fire recently from both the U.S. government and rival companies for its failure to stop a Chinese hack of its systems last summer. One change the tech giant is making in response: linking executive compensation more closely Read More …

Israel’s Cabinet votes to shut down Al Jazeera operations in Israel

Israel’s cabinet on Sunday voted unanimously to shut down the Qatari news outlet Al Jazeera’s operations in Israel, nearly six months after first announcing its intentions to do so due to security concerns related to the Israel-Hamas war. The decision, Read More …

New laws to protect consumers from cyber criminals come into force in the UK

Consumer protections against hacking and cyber-attacks will come into force today, as all internet connected smart devices will be required by law to meet minimum-security standards. Manufacturers will be legally required to protect consumers from hackers and cyber criminals from Read More …