cyber security Archives - URM
  • UK Travel Company Fined After Losing 1,000,000 Credit Card Details

    A UK travel company, Think W3 Limited, has been fined £150,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for leaking more than 1,000,000 credit card records. A customer database was designed for ‘Internal Use’ but published on the main server with an authentication page and “secret URL”. However, it didn’t take long for hackers to realise […]

  • BT Investigated over Email Data

    BT is being investigated by the UK’s data authority after a whistleblower claimed the company “exposed user credentials en masse”. BT is moving seven million customers to its new email service, away from Yahoo. It is understood that vulnerabilities were discovered while the new email system was in its testing phase last year, and that […]

  • British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS) fined £200,000 following data breach

    The British Pregnancy Advice Service (BPAS), a charity that offers help and advice to women considering a termination of pregnancy, has been served a £200,000 penalty following the data breach that revealed almost 10,000 users’ details to a hacker. The hacker, James Jeffery (previously jailed for 32 months in April 2012 for hacking the same […]

  • Head of Europol Warns Against Public wi-fi Networks

    Head of Europol’s cybercrime centre (Troels Oerting), has issued a warning that people should send personal data only across networks that they trust. He said the warning was motivated by the growing number of attacks being carried out via public wi-fi, “We have seen an increase in the misuse of wi-fi, in order to steal […]