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.
The Information Commissioner’s Office fined Aberdeen City Council £100,000 after some of the council’s sensitive information ended up on a public website. A council employee took home some sensitive files and unwittingly uploaded them on a public website.
City of London Police are seeking up to 4 million pounds to build a new IT system against cyber-crime, according to Computerworld UK. Police Commissioner Adrian Leppard wants the money from the Home Office to improve reporting on cyber-crime from across the industry.
A quarter of Brits fell victim to a vishing attack over the past year, and 43% of the victims were over 50, a report by Financial Fraud Action UK finds in a survey of 2,000 people.
The Bank of Scotland sent strangers fax documents with sensitive information of its clients. The incident was not isolated. It went on for three years. And eventually the bank got fined £75K for it.