Data Leakage

Email again

Virgin Media mass email blunder to be investigated by ICO

News 17 Apr, 2014 Caroline Donnelly

Virgin Media botched mail-out to be probed by the Information Commissioner's Office

Windows 8 Mobile Security

Are you secure enough to go mobile?

Sponsored 17 Apr, 2014

The mobile world doesn't just face the same challenges of old. Are you ready?

Google reveals email scanning in new terms of service

News 16 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Tech giant details email scanning practices following criticisms over transparency


OpenSSL founder warns more support and funding needed to prevent another Heartbleed

News 14 Apr, 2014 Rene Millman

Major users of OpenSSL need to flash cash to avoid more bugs

US government warns over Heartbleed hacker attempts

News 14 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Criminals looking to use bug to steal data.

Data breach

Experian data breach under investigation in US

News 4 Apr, 2014 Reuters

Several states examining cause of slip at credit ratings agency subsidiary

Security warning

Additional cyber threat disclosures could be harmful, warn US experts

News 27 Mar, 2014 Reuters

Conflicts between government agencies also pose problems.

Data Theft

Morrisons' employee arrested over payroll data theft

News 18 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman Caroline Donnelly

West Yorkshire Police confirm arrest of supermarket worker after staff bank account details stolen.

data leaks

BT under investigation for ‘exposing user credentials’

News 17 Mar, 2014 Jane McCallion

ICO investigating data practices during email migration.

Gates: Snowden "no hero"

News 14 Mar, 2014 Rene Millman

Some government surveillance is best kept secret says Microsoft founder.


Target CIO steps down after massive data breach

News 6 Mar, 2014 Reuters

Company vows to overhaul its technology and security systems.

EU & Brazil to build undersea cable to thwart NSA snoopers

News 25 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Aims to establish £110 million secure communications network between Europe and Latin America


Nearly a third of businesses to use biometrics by 2016

News 7 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Gartner forecasts rise in use of face, eye and voice recognition to combat mobile security threats.

mobile security

Cash Converters and CEX fail to wipe secondhand smartphones

News 7 Feb, 2014 Rene Millman

Failure to wipe personal data leaving phone users vulnerable to fraud, investigation finds.


What has Edward Snowden taught us about Quantum Cryptology?

Analysis & Insight 7 Feb, 2014 Davey Winder

The NSA may want quantum computing, but is it any nearer to cracking the problem or cryptology?

ID theft

Target hackers used stolen vendor credentials to gain access

News 30 Jan, 2014 Reuters

Data heist under investigation from US Department of Justice.

Credit card fraud

FBI warns of more credit card breaches

News 24 Jan, 2014 Reuters

Target hack likely to just be the beginning.

EE store

EE BrightBox router could expose customer data

News 20 Jan, 2014 Jane McCallion

Blogger uncovers critical BrightBox security flaw.

Data theft

Staysure hack leaves customers’ finances vulnerable

News 6 Jan, 2014 Jane McCallion

Insurance company blasted over unencrypted credit card details and customer notification procedures.


RSA denies $10 million NSA payments for backdoor access

News 23 Dec, 2013 Rene Millman

Security firm did not allow access to spooks in Bsafe software, it claims.