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UK Cosmetic Surgery Clinic Targeted by Cyber-Criminals; Data of 480,000 May Have Been Compromised

The Harley Medical Group, a UK-based cosmetic surgery clinic has been targeted by cyber-criminals in an alleged extortion attempt, according to The Guardian. Details of 480,000 people may have been compromised.

Internet of Everything to Smooth Commutes, Boost High Streets in UK, Cisco Says

Expanding connectivity brought on by the Internet of Everything (IoE) will help ease passengers’ daily commute, bring consumers back to local high streets, help people improve their health and increase efficiency in the energy and manufacturing sectors, according to a Cisco report.

UK Web Site for Parents Breached via Heartbleed Vulnerability; 1.5 Mln Passwords Reset

Mumsnet, a UK web site for parents, has reset the passwords of all 1.5 million users after a breach due to the Heartbleed vulnerability, according to the BBC. The vulnerability was exploited in this case, causing data loss.

British Intelligence Doesn’t Spy on Law-Abiding UK Citizens, Audit Concludes

UK intelligence agencies do not store intercepted data indefinitely except for data concerning suspected criminals, according to a report commissioned by Parliament.

DCMS Twitter Account Hacked over Government Expenses Scandal

The Twitter account of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has been hacked to protest the ongoing government expenses scandal, according to The Enquirer.

UK's Worst School Loses £1 Million in Bank Scam

St Aldhelm’s Academy lost £1.1 million after scammers posed as its bank and asked for the school's account code, according to Metro.

Scammer sentenced in UK for Selling Free Microsoft Product

A man has received a suspended four-month jail sentence in the UK for scamming people into paying for a free Microsoft product, according to the BBC.

Brits Create Dedicated Team for Cyber Defense

The British government launched a new organization to help the UK manage cyber security incidents and improve response capabilities, according to a government website.

eBay Fraudsters Arrested by Europol

Two people were arrested following accusations of a cyber-scam involving fake auctions with Apple laptops on eBay, according to v3.co.uk.

UK Telecom Networks Unite to Stop Spam

EE, O2, Three and Vodafone, together with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), will launch a spam reporting service to protect mobile customers from unsolicited text messages, according to a GSMA press release.

Morrisons Employee Arrested in Data Breach Investigation

A Morrisons employee has been arrested after the supermarket chain suffered a major data breach, according to West Yorkshire Police.

UK Info Commissioner Probes BT Mail Services after Yahoo Departure

Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating BT over "exposed user credentials en masse" after it dropped Yahoo mail services, according to BBC.

Systems of UK’s Morrisons Supermarket Chain Breached; Staff’s Personal Data Leaked

UK’s Morrisons supermarket chain had its staff payroll data stolen and leaked on the web after a data breach, according to The Telegraph.

New Email Scam Targets Brits with Fake Claim of Parking Violation

A new scam is targeting British internet users with a bogus parking fine notification email, according to a warning by ActionFraud UK Police. The email appears to have a malicious attachment.