Category: Technology

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iCaaS to speak at the Call & Contact Centre Expo
March 4, 2020

iCaaS are delighted to be speaking at the Call & Contact Centre Expo on March 19th at London’s  ExCel. Not only is this a fantastic opportunity to talk about how our solution can help call and contact centres who deal with vast amounts of data on a daily basis, it is also a chance to network with the industry’s top professionals. Call centres have a responsibility to safely store customer data. And as data privacy regulations...

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Deepfake video goes viral
February 19, 2020

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if the 1985 classic Back to the Future was remade with Ironman and Spiderman? If so, then take a look at this deepfake video which has gone viral. Doc Brown and Marty McFly are two of the most iconic characters in movie history. The faces of Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Holland have now been superimposed over the original actors Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox in this latest deepfake...

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Cupid fails to shoot an arrow at Facebook in time for Valentine’s Day
February 14, 2020

The rollout of Facebook Dating has been delayed to an unknown date after privacy regulators raised concerns about their data compliance. Even though romantics in the U.S. have had access to the app’s dating feature for the past six months, Europeans looking for love will have to wait a little longer to meet their potential soulmates. Facebook Dating, the company's in-app dating feature, was initially set to be launched on February 13, just...

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Data privacy and the link to corporate social responsibility
February 12, 2020

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is increasingly linked to data privacy which is now embedded in corporate strategy. There’s no denying that adopting better data management can guarantee competitive advantages, especially in international markets. The finance industry has seen a definite increase in banks committing to CSR and taking a closer look at governance, environmental and social issues. Banks in particular are positioning...

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Sensitive personal data of thousands of porn stars leaked online
January 17, 2020

More than 4,000 porn stars have had highly sensitive private information exposed online by an adult website. Cyber security researchers vpnMentor, a VPN comparison site, claim they found an open folder on PussyCash’s Amazon web server containing 875,000 files. PussyCash own multiple porn websites and hosts affiliation programs for multiple adult sites, paying webmasters for traffic sent to the sites through banners and exit traffic. The...

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Travelex suffers a ransomware cyber-attack
January 8, 2020

Foreign currency trader Travelex has fallen victim to a cyber-attack from a ransomware gang called Sodinokibi. The criminals behind the hack told the BBC they are demanding $6m (£4.6m) or company computer systems will be deleted, and customer data sold online. Cashiers have been resorting to using pen and paper to keep money moving at cash desks in airports and on high streets, but orders online have been affected. The breach was first...

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iCaaS leads the way with innovative software
December 19, 2019

Scottish entrepreneur Nicola Hartland found a gap in the GDPR market and has since built a very successful business.Hartland discovered that there wasn’t a company offering a quick and easy solution to help her business comply with the new rules. And so iCaaS was launched. She set about raising more than £1.3million worth of investment from a range of backers and two years developing one of the most disruptive pieces of software on the market....

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More than 100 data breaches reported to the ICO by charities
December 18, 2019

Charities reported 108 data breaches to the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) for the second quarter of 2019/20. Latest figures show that this figure – although high – is actually down from the same period last year when 137 breaches were reported to the regulator. And not surprisingly, most of these incidents were down to human error. The most common causes of the data breaches were loss or theft of paperwork in an insecure...

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Private text messages of millions of Americans exposed online
December 2, 2019

A major data breach has leaked the texts and usernames of more than 100 million Americans. According to vpnMentor, a company that ranks virtual private networks (VPN), the database of a company called TrueDialog was compromised allegedily. The company is a US-based enterprise communications firm, providing "Enterprise-Grade SMS Texting Solutions." The database of 604GB included unencrypted passwords and the contents of SMS messages....

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OnePlus Confirms Data Breach
November 28, 2019

For the second time in two years, smartphone maker OnePlus has been the victim of a cyberattack. Hackers accessed thousands of OnePlus customer data through a vulnerability in the vendor's website. The company admitted that hackers had accessed sensitive details including customers’ contact numbers, names and addresses but stressed that no payment information and passwords had been accessed. They also added that if customers had...

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