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Vision Direct hack puts customers’ money at risk

Vision Direct says a hack attack has exposed thousands of its customers’ personal data including payment card numbers, expiry dates and CVV codes. The contact lens retailer said anyone who had entered their details into its site between 3 and 8 November could be affected. It added that it had identified 16,300 people as being at […]

ICO hands out it’s first ever prosecution under the computer misuse act

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has handed out its first-ever prosecution under the Computer Misuse Act by awarding a six-month prison sentence to a motor industry employee who collected personal information of thousands of citizens without obtaining prior consent. Earlier this year, London-based law firm Reynolds Porter Chamberlain LLP revealed that even though the UK […]

Almost half of UK businesses experienced cyber attacks last year

A Government survey conducted last year, as part of the National Cyber Security Programme, revealed 46% of UK businesses experienced at least one cybersecurity breach or attack in 2017. Furthermore, the report also found 66% of cyber attacks occurred in SMEs,  45% occurred in micro businesses and 41% in large companies. With nearly half of the […]

Top banks being tested in cyber attack war game

The Bank of England is testing the UK’s ability to withstand a major cyber-attack on financial institutions. Some 40 firms, including leading banks, are taking part in a one-day “war-gaming” exercise designed to assess their resilience. The Bank is conducting the exercise on Friday in partnership with regulators and the Treasury. It wants to ensure […]

Lloyds replacing some customer debit cards after cyber attacks

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it is reissuing debit cards to customers affected by cyber-attacks on Ticketmaster and British Airways. The bank has reissued debit cards to all customers that have made purchases on Ticketmaster’s website. It is also working with BA to establish which customers have had their details compromised during two cyber-attacks. Lloyds said […]

Digital Transformation set to shift from theory to reality in next 12 months thanks to AI and Robotics

Dimension Data Tech Trends 2019 report identifies fundamental industry trends that will come to define the business technology landscape in 2019 across customer experience, cybersecurity, digital business, digital infrastructure, digital workplace, technology futures, and services. In the report, Group CTO Ettienne Reinecke claims that 2019 will finally see digital transformation become a reality and predicts a spate […]

US attacks UK budget plan for digital services tax on tech giants

The US has hit back against a UK plan to impose a new tax on sales by technology giants. US political leaders and business groups say the proposal would violate tax agreements by targeting US firms. They warned the tax could spark US retaliation and hurt prospects for a US-UK trade deal. In a statement […]

Budget 2019: Tech Giants face digital service tax

Technology giants will be forced to pay tax on the sales they generate in the UK, under new plans announced in the Budget. Chancellor Philip Hammond plans to introduce a digital services tax from April 2020 following a consultation. He said “established tech giants” will be targeted rather than start-ups. Companies such as Amazon and […]

Second hack attack on BA website uncovered

More than 185,000 people may have had payment card details stolen in a hack attack on the BA website. The victims were caught out by a website compromise that had gone undetected for months. BA only discovered the breach while investigating a breach of its website in September, which affected 380,000 transactions. BA owner IAG […]