1st August 2018
Some 10 million Dixons Carphone records containing personal data may have been accessed in a 2017 cyber attack, the British electronics and mobile phone retailer said on Tuesday, boosting an earlier estimate of 1.2 million. It was the second major cyber attack in three years on the company, which has… Read More
30th July 2018
AP — The U.K. government should increase oversight of social media like Facebook and election campaigns to protect democracy in the digital age, a parliamentary committee has recommended in a scathing report on fake news, data misuse and interference by Russia. The interim report by… Read More
25th July 2018
The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a circular to all financial institutions, instructing them to tighten their customer verification processes. The move follows the recent cyber attack at SingHealth where personal information of 1.5 million individuals was illegally accessed. For access to online financial services, banks in… Read More
20th July 2018
Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, will intensify the espionage debate around Huawei Technologies [HWT.UL], which has… Read More
20th July 2018
Hong Kong’s securities regulator has hit HSBC’s Asia unit with a HK$9.6 million (US$1.2m) penalty for systematic deficiencies in its bond selling practice, which included compliance failings. The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) found that when selling bonds to clients, HSBC Broking Securities (Asia) failed to conduct proper and adequate… Read More
19th July 2018
AP — British authorities looking into inappropriate use of data gathered by political consultant Cambridge Analytica from millions of Facebook users say some of the systems that accessed the material appear to be in Russia or a group of former Soviet states. The Information Commissioner’s Office,… Read More
18th July 2018
The European Union reached a deal on Tuesday allowing businesses to seamlessly transfer personal data between the bloc and Japan, deepening economic links as the two sides also agree a free-trade pact. The EU and Japan concluded several years of data talks in Tokyo in the margins of a bilateral… Read More
18th July 2018
AP – In the first known case of its kind, U.S. drug agents supplied unwitting cocaine-trafficking suspects in California with smartphones they thought were encrypted but had been rigged to allow eavesdropping, Human Rights Watch reported Friday. The advocacy group said it feared the technique could be… Read More
16th July 2018
AP — Microsoft is calling on Congress to regulate the use of facial recognition technology to protect people’s privacy and freedom of expression. It’s the first big tech company to raise serious alarms about an increasingly sought-after technology for recognizing a person’s face from a photo or… Read More
11th July 2018
AP — The chairman of the U.K. Parliament’s media committee says the government office that investigated the Cambridge Analytica scandal has fined Facebook 500,000 pounds ($663,000) for failing to safeguard users’ data. Damian Collins said the Information Commissioner’s Office concluded that Facebook “contravened the law by failing… Read More