UK companies are in danger of slipping into serious compliance breaches if they don't have their GDPR plans in place by May 2018.
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Think W3 Limited, an online travel services company, has been served a £150,000 monetary penalty after a serious breach of the DPA revealed thousands of people’s details to a malicious hacker.
Sony will pay up to $10,000 to each claimant for identity theft losses and up to $1,000 each to cover the cost of credit-fraud protection services in connection with a cyber attack on the firm in 2014.
An online holiday insurance company has been fined £175,000 by the ICO after IT security failings let hackers access customer records. More than 5,000 customers had their credit cards used by fraudsters after the attack on Staysure.co.uk.
Attackers potentially had access to over 100,000 live credit card details, as well as customers’ medical details. Credit card CVV numbers, the security number on the signature strips of the cards, were also accessible despite industry rules that they should not be stored at all.
Thousands of Morrisons' employees are to sue the supermarket giant in what is believed to be the UK’s biggest ever claim in relation to a breach of data security.
Although awareness of the information security risks posed by compromised or disgruntled insiders is rising, few organisations are taking adequate steps to detect and shut down insider attacks.
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