Non-U.S.

I can’t picture this happening here

The Guardian in the UK published this letter: My mother regularly deposits pocket money in my 15-year-old son’s Bradford & Bingley savings account. Recently she paid in a £40 cheque at her local branch and asked for a receipt. She was handed a printed mini-statement showing his latest transactions. She did not feel she...

In wake of breach, vehicle repair organization agrees to improve security

Blackburn-based Repair Management Services Ltd (formally MVRA), a trade body that provides advice to businesses involved in motor vehicle repair, has taken remedial steps to improve data security following the theft of an unencrypted laptop containing the personal information of approximately 36,800 individuals. The laptop, which also held details of 1,900 motoring convictions, was...

London Borough of Sutton will improve security in wake of breaches

London Borough of Sutton has agreed to take action to comply with data security requirements and has signed an Undertaking to assure the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) that personal data will be kept securely in future. The ICO has found London Borough of Sutton in breach of the Data Protection Act after several data...

Police files found in city skip

A police investigation is under way to find out how files containing details of more than 60 people who applied for jobs with the ended up in a skip. The documents were discovered by a contractor in Ann Street in Belfast this week and were handed over to DUP...

Hackers break into police computer as sting backfires

An Australian Federal Police boast, on the ABC’s Four Corners program, about officers breaking up an underground hacker forum, has backfired after hackers broke into a federal police computer system. Security consultants say police appear to have been using the computer as a honeypot to collect information on members of the forum but the...