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Most UK SMEs Don’t Understand Risks of Cyber Attacks, Data Loss: Aon Poll

A poll of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and micro businesses in the UK shows over half are confused by or even unaware of the rules around the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), while more than eight out of …

Cathay Pacific’s Data Breach Scrutinized by 27 Regulators in 15 Jurisdictions

Cathay Pacific Airways said on Wednesday it is working with 27 regulators in 15 jurisdictions to investigate a data breach that affected millions of passengers, as Hong Kong lawmakers grilled executives over how it handled the incident. The executives did …

Biggest Airline Data Breach Lasted for Months, Confirms Cathay Pacific

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd., which is under fire for the world’s biggest airline data breach, said the sophisticated attacks lasted months as it took steps to shield its exposed computer network. The attacks were most intense March through May and …

World’s Biggest Airline Data Breach at Cathay Pacific Probed by Hong Kong Watchdog

Hong Kong’s privacy watchdog is investigating Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. after the carrier last month disclosed the world’s biggest airline data breach that exposed personal information of 9.4 million customers. The compliance probe will examine security measures taken by Cathay …

British Airways’ Data Breach Was More Extensive than Original Estimates

International Airlines Group said an investigation into the theft of customers’ data at its British Airways subsidiary showed hackers may have stolen the personal information of a further 185,000 customers. British Airways apologized in September after the credit card details …

Cathay Pacific Cyber Attack Is World’s Biggest Airline Data Breach

Cathay Pacific Airways Ltd. said a hacker accessed personal information of 9.4 million customers, becoming the target of the world’s biggest airline data breach. The airline’s shares sank the most in almost two years, shaving $201 million off its market …

British Airways Says ‘Sophisicated’ Hacker Stole Data on 380,000 Customers

British Airways apologized on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the most serious attack on its website and app. The airline discovered on Wednesday that bookings …

UK Retailer Dixons Carphone Reveals 2017 Cyber Attack Hit 10 Million Data Records

British electricals and mobile phone retailer Dixons Carphone said on Tuesday that about 10 million records containing personal data of customers may have been obtained in a cyber attack in 2017, much higher than its earlier estimates. The company, which …

Timeline: More Than $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Thefts Since September 2012

Investors’ shaky confidence in virtual currencies took another hit after crypto exchange Bithumb, ranked seventh in the world by traded value on Coinmarketcap.com, suffered a hack that saw about 35 billion won ($32 million) worth of coins stolen. The South …

Hackers Steal $32M from S. Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said 35 billion won ($31.5 million) worth of virtual coins were stolen by hackers, the second local exchange targeted in just over a week as cyber thieves exposed the high risks of trading the digital …