The Racing Post Company lost details of 677,335 user accounts in a data breach from October 2013, according to the UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO). Cybercriminals compromised user information such as passwords, names, addresses, dates of birth and phone numbers.
Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner has taken steps toward indicting Irish credit unions’ private investigators who allegedly stole private details of customers from the Department of Social Protection, according to the Irish Examiner.
Former NSA intelligence specialist Edward Snowden has criticized the government’s rush to push through new British emergency surveillance law initiative, saying it could allow law enforcement and security services a higher access to phone and internet data, according to MyBroadband.
The British Information Commissioner and data authorities from Europe are concentrating their efforts on eBay's massive data breach, according to The BBC.
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.
A Morrisons employee has been arrested after the supermarket chain suffered a major data breach, according to West Yorkshire Police.
UK’s Morrisons supermarket chain had its staff payroll data stolen and leaked on the web after a data breach, according to The Telegraph.
All new and current UK registered domain addresses will be put reviewed for terms that encourage or contain sexual offences, according to the BBC.
London’s High Court has ruled that Google is not immune to UK privacy laws, giving a green light to a legal action against the company in the UK, according to The Telegraph.
Attackers are targeting people in Scotland with letters informing them they won hundred of thousands of pounds in a Commonwealth of Nations Lottery. Scammers request bank account details to send the money.
The British financial ecosystem is taking a cyber-security test next month. The stock market, providers of online payment services and banks will enroll in a stress test to assess their ability to fend off cyber-attacks as the online hazards grow in complexity and intensity.
UK might become one of the first countries with an internet-connected road if the trial period will prove the idea feasible. A “smart” road could reduce traffic jams during rush hour or better yet help authorities improve road safety.
The UK Labor Party plans to introduce strict regulations to help officials prosecute identity thieves easier and harshly.
Hundreds of UK children become sex slaves because of online predators and some commit suicide as a result, according to the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre.