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And the 10 latest blog posts relating to IT security and Cloud Web Security from ITWiser of Yorkshire :-

19 Apr
IKEA’s TaskRabbit breach means new passwords

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Ominously, the operation’s announcement (https://www.taskrabbit.com/)(currently in place on its home page) advises users to change their username and or password now if they re-use these on any other sites, which would suggest attackers have access to personal information. The organisa ..

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18 Apr
Cyber resiliency of the UK’s health service still in disarray one year since WannaCry

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
The UK’s NHS has yet to agree an action plan nearly one year since the unprecedented WannaCry cyber-attack. 22 recommendations were made for strengthening the NHS’s cyber security following the incident last June which caused 20,000 hospital appointments and operations to be canc ..

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06 Apr
Hackers compromise commercial sites running the popular open-source Magento platform

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Hundreds of commercial transactions conducted electronically on the internet running the popular open-source Magento platform have been compromised by hackers to scrape credit card numbers and install crypto-mining malware. Powerfront CMS and OpenCarts which are other popular e-commerce proc ..

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05 Apr
Do you trust Virtual Private Networks?

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Virtual Private Networks (VPNs (https://www.howtogeek.com/133680/htg-explains-what-is-a-vpn/)) turn out to be less private than you think, with Security researchers finding 23 per cent of VPN providers tested leak users’ IP address via WebRTC. WebRTC is a commonly used free open-source pr ..

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03 Apr
Is your business GDPR Ready?

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
From 25th May 2018 the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) (http://www.itwiser.co.uk/gdpr) are due to come into force, which will enforce tighter controls on the way companies handle personal information. Large fines can be handed out not only for suffering a data breach but also for ..

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03 Apr
Offenders go down to the wire meddling with emergency dispatch’s server

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
The city of Baltimore in the US has suffered a brief outage on part of its 911 service at the weekend, and hackers are being blamed. The Baltimore Sun (http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-911-hacked-20180327-story.html)reports that a cyber-attack on the city’s netw ..

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28 Mar
Countdown to GDPR!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
There is a major shakeup of European data privacy laws on the horizon with a significant new privacy law coming into effect in May this year called the Data Protection Regulation or, as more commonly known the GDPR. (http://www.itwiser.co.uk/gdpr) The main aim of the GDPR is to create a unif ..

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27 Mar
A massive 880k sensitive credit card details likely stolen by hackers!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
A statement released by US based Orbitz said it has discovered evidence of an intrusion. It would appear after an independent investigation that its central booking system was penetrated and names, payment card information, dates of birth, phone numbers, email addresses, physical and or billing  ..

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26 Mar
City of Atlanta have succumbed to ransomware attack

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
At a press conference, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said, “This is a very serious situation,”. The incident has affected both public and internal applications used by the city. The ransomware attack (https://twitter.com/Cityofatlanta/status/976864741145694208)has cut off so ..

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23 Mar
MailChimp ‘working’ to stop hackers throwing malware-laced spam from accounts

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Email newsletter distribution service MailChimp mainly used for sending newsletters, bulletins and in some cases invoices and order confirmations have assured they will act on the misuse of accounts to send malware-tainted spam. Security experts have been becoming increasingly frustrated tha ..

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