The must-have video chat app for bored brits on lockdown is
offering a huge reward for information about alleged hacking.
Rumours started circulating that the app had been targeted
by cyber criminals.
Complaints about the popular video-calling service being
"hacked" spread like wildfire online.
The app lets friends and family make video calls, play
games and hang out in a virtual "house party".
The rumours indicated that Houseparty was...
The cruise liner Princess Cruises, which confirmed that two
of its ships had on-board outbreaks of Coronavirus, has now confirmed a data
It was revealed that it had detected unauthorised access to several email accounts over a four-month period between April and July 2019, some of which contained personal information on its employees, crew and guests.
Carnival Cruise Line, Princess' parent company, stopped
their global operations after...
Victims of a data breach that exposed the details of more than
900,000 people have been contacting their solicitors.
Newcastle-based solicitors Ben Hoare Bell LLP are just one of
the firms investigating the breach, which was allegedly down to “human error”
rather than a cyber-attack.
The database at the centre of the breach, contained phone numbers,
home and email addresses and was accessed "on at least one occasion"
by an unknown...
Payroll, council tax arrears and bank details were amongst a
pile of sensitive information left exposed in an open skip.
The A4 lever arch folder belonging to Gloucester City Council, contained
350 pages of data, within which there were 37 pieces of paper with at
least 30 individuals’ private data.
The information was dated 2013 and was discarded in the skip alongside
office equipment after workers cleared out the former office of the city...
Point-of-sale computers in Currys PC World and Dixons Travel shops suffered a cyber-attack affecting 14million customers.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), imposed the maximum £500,000 fine to DSG Retail Limited (DSG) under the previous data protection legislation (Data Protection Act 1998), which was in force when the incident occurred. However, they warned that the fine would have been much higher under the GDPR laws which carry...
Doorstep Dispensaree, based in Edgware, north London has been fined a whopping £275,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for “cavalier” disposal of records about vulnerable care home residents.
The pharmacy, which supplies medicines to individuals and
care homes, stored approximately 500,000 documents containing care home
patients’ names, addresses, dates of birth, NHS numbers, medical information
and prescriptions in its...
Building contractors Balfour Beatty tasked with
refurbishing the MI6 building in London have been fired after losing the floor
plans for the spy headquarters.
The plans were said to have contained details of the
building's layout and security protocol
According to The Sun, the plans went missing a few weeks
ago, having been produced by the company to help with the restoration works at
the Vauxhall Cross site.
Allegedly more than 100 papers,...
The home and work addresses of hundreds of celebrities, politicians and emergency service workers have been posted online in a huge Cabinet Office blunder.
The government has since apologised "to all those
affected" after it accidentally published addresses of more than 1,000
New Year Honour recipients online.1
The file - which included details of senior police officers
and politicians - was uploaded to an official website on Friday evening...
A new report by Amnesty International claims that Facebook
and Google’s surveillance poses an unprecedented danger to human rights.
The group has now called for the core business model of
both companies to be dramatically overhauled.
Due to the mass aggregation
of personal data, they claim this is violating people’s right to privacy and
restricts freedom of expression.
The rise of big
data, and big data analytics, creating a "golden age...
The Information Commissioner
has sent out letters to the main political parties, reminding them that they
must comply with data protection laws ahead of the forthcoming election on
There’s no doubt that the ICO
is very strict about the use of data in political campaigning.
letter read: “A dedicated election hub for parties and campaigns has also been
created on the ICO website, along with an updated ‘Be Data...