The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined a UK firm after the credit cards of 5,000 customers were used by cyber criminals. Travel insurance company Staysure received a £175,000 fine for the breach which had the potential to expose the details of 100,000 live credit cards, as well as customers' medical details. Incredibly, credit card security numbers were also accessible - against industry rules that they should not be stored at all.
The healthcare sector is drowning when it comes to keeping patient data secure, according to a new study. The sector is under constant risk of attack, says ABI Research, yet cyber security spending is falling well short of other sectors.
The Bank of England has released a report in which it investigates the use of digital currencies. In the One Bank Research Agenda report, the central bank looks into the benefits of circulating digital, Bitcoin-style currency, says IT Pro.
Ignorance could be putting small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) at greater risk from cyber attacks. According to a new study by government campaign Cyber Streetwise, these firms are falling for common misconceptions about the dangers of cyber crime - and this could impact a third of their revenue.
BT high-speed broadband has now been delivered to more than 1.5 million homes and businesses in Scotland, the firm has announced. The milestone achievement was reached through BT's commercial fibre rollout alongside the Digital Scotland partnership, which consists of the Scottish Government, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the UK Government, Scottish local authorities and the European Regional Development Fund.
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