Data Breaches

How much is your data really worth

How Much is Your Data Really Worth?

The continual stream of high-profile data breaches has made us acutely aware of how valuable our data has become and the damage that can ensue if it falls into the wrong hands. There are a host of reasons why hackers want to get their hands on our sensitive data but…

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What is Credential Stuffing

What is Credential Stuffing?

Credential stuffing has been dominating the headlines in recent years and has fast become the attack method of choice used by cybercriminals. Between January 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019, Akamai Technologies recorded more than 88 billion credential stuffing attacks across all industries. This figure is only expected to rise…

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5 Examples of Security Breaches in 2020

5 Examples of Security Breaches in 2020

It’s fair to say that 2020 is a year that we won’t forget in a hurry. The Coronavirus pandemic has completely transformed our lives and created an ideal environment for cyber attacks and security breaches. Since the start of the year, there have been as many as 726 million cyber…

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How data breaches impact company valuations

How Data Breaches Impact Company Valuations

As data breaches become increasingly more common, it’s no longer a matter of ‘if’ an organisation is going be attacked but ‘when’. Despite being in the midst of a global pandemic, cybercriminals have exploited the current situation to launch a range of sophisticated cyberattacks targeting a diverse range of industries.…

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5 damaging consequences of a data breach

5 Damaging Consequences of a Data Breach

Data breaches continue to dominate headlines around the world. Despite a greater emphasis being placed on data security, cybercriminals are continually finding new ways to circumvent defences to gain access to valuable corporate data. Whether it’s through sophisticated social engineering techniques, malware or supply chain attacks, cybercriminals are trying every…

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The Biggest Data Breaches of 2019

With an increase of 54% in breaches over the last year and more than 4 billion records compromised, 2019 has had its share of some of the largest breaches of all time. Here’s a round up of the biggest data breaches of the year.

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Security horror stories 2019

The scariest security horror stories of 2019

Halloween is right around the corner, but witches, goblins and ghouls aren’t the only things causing a fright this month. Organisations continue to be haunted by the threat of poisoned ransomware, devilish data breaches, and phantom phishing.

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Doxxing – The Weaponisation of Personal Data

Within the last few years, the public has woken up to the value of their personal data. The growth of social media, the continual stream of data breaches, as well as the recent Facebook Cambridge Analytica scandal, has highlighted just how much of our personal data is available online and how…

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Security Breaches in 2018

5 Examples of Security Breaches in 2018

It’s fair to say that 2018 has been the year of the data breach. Billions of people around the world have had their personal data stolen or exposed and there has been a notable increase in the frequency and severity of breaches taking place.

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How to protect your business from a data breach

How to Protect your Business from a Data Breach

With the number of data breaches increasing year on year, organisations are slowing waking up to the realisation that no company is immune to this growing threat. 46% of all UK businesses identified a breach in the last 12 months and the IDC predicts that by 2020, more than 1.5 billion people, or…

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5 wats to protect your data when working remotely

Five Ways to Protect Your Data When Working Remotely

One of the big trends in recent years has been the rapid increase in the number of employees working remotely. A recent study suggests that up to 70% of people globally work remotely at least once a week and this figure is only expected to rise as more businesses look at ways…

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Top 5 Tips to Beat the Hackers

280 Customers of Payroll Software Company Receive Notice of Data Breach

UK software group Sage has notified 280 of its customers that a data breach might have compromised the personal details and banking information of their employees. On 12 August, the Newcastle-based provider of business management software for accounting and payroll services notified 280 of its UK customers about the breach. The…

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Five Best Practices to Deal with a Data Breach

For many organisations, a data breach is their worst nightmare. The recent spate of high profile cyber-attacks has highlighted the fact that it’s not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ an organisation will be attacked. Just last week, T-Mobile announced a major data breach affecting the personal data of two…

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Data Privacy Day

Data Privacy Day This weekend marks Data Privacy Day, a day designed to raise awareness of the importance of safeguarding information. Millions of people are unaware and uninformed about how their personal information is being used, collected or shared and it is hoped that this day will help inform and…

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