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Record ICO Fine Issued To Powys County Council In Wales



Powys County Council, in Wales, have been fined £130,000 after details of a child protection case were sent to the wrong person on two separate occasions. The fine is a record penalty issued by the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), who are the UK's independent authority created to uphold information rights ...

United Nations To Investigate Hack After Over 100 Credentials Leaked



The United Nations have been hacked, leaving over 100 of it's email addresses, user names and passwords visible to the public after being posted on the web-sharing application PasteBin. The hacker group TeaMp0isoN have since claimed responsibility. TeaMpoisoN are also known for hacking Research In Motion's (RIM) official BlackBerry blog ...

PwC Survey Reveals True Extent Of Cyber Crime



According to the recent fraud survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, otherwise known as PwC, has discovered that cyber crime is the third most common type of economic crime in the UK. Including, one of the top four economic crimes facing companies, with 51% of respondents in the UK reporting at ...

Steam Breach Leaves 35 Million Gamers At Risk



Just last week, Valve, the parent company of online video gaming platform Steam, announced to the Valve website and Steam forum that intruders managed to obtain access to the Steam database, in addition to the forum itself.

Gambling Worker Sells 65,000 Online Bingo Players’ Details



According to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), a former gambling industry worker unlawfully obtained and sold personal data relating to over 65,000 online bingo players. Marc Ben-Ezra has pleaded guilty to committing three offences under section 55 of the Data Protection Act and was given a three year conditional discharge ...

GetSafeOnline.org Warn Smartphone Users After Rogue Apps Run Up Large Bills



Security Agency Get Safe Online (GSO) have announced that there is an increase in mobile malware that causes large bills for many smartphone users through premium rte text numbers.GSO have suggested that many smartphone users are being hit by the latest scams by online criminals who are benefiting from the ...