Category: Cyber Security

Credit reference agency Equifax fined for data breach. GDPR
20Sep, 2018

Credit reference agency Equifax fined £500,000 for security breach

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) issued credit reference agency Equifax Ltd with a £500,000 fine for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million UK citizens during a cyber attack in 2017. The incident, which happened between 13 May and 30 July 2017 in the US, affected 146 million customers globally. The ICO investigation [...]
ICO Ofcom Internet Harm Research Report
19Sep, 2018

79% of UK adult internet users have concern about aspects of going online

79% of UK adult internet users have concern(s) about aspects of going online 66% are concerned about CONTENT that people view, read or listen to online 58% are concerned about DATA / PRIVACY 55% are concerned about INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER USERS 54% are concerned about HACKING / SECURITY 45% of UK adult internet users indicated [...]
Scamming the public - premium rate calls
03Jul, 2018

Combating scamming: the latest threat to HMRC customers

Combating scamming: the latest threat to HMRC customers I’m Donald Wooller. I work in the Customer Protection team at HMRC. In support of Scam Awareness month, I’d like to share details about one of the lesser known scams we’re currently dealing with. I’ve previously blogged about SMiShing where criminals try to steal people’s money or data, usually [...]