Commentaries and Analyses

Urgent Cyber Warning For Hospitals Over Threat Of ‘WannaCry Repeat’: Report

Zak Doffman reports: In the two years since the devastating WannaCry cyberattack hit worldwide, institutions have not done enough to protect themselves against a repeat. And that’s especially true in the healthcare sector. A report this week by Imperial College London’s Institute of Global Health Innovation (IGHI) warns that hospitals “remain vulnerable to cyber...

UK: Eurofins Scientific: Forensic services firm paid ransom after cyber-attack

Danny Shaw reports: The UK’s biggest provider of forensic services has paid a ransom to criminals after its IT systems were disrupted in a cyber-attack, BBC News has learned. Eurofins Scientific was infected with a ransomware computer virus a month ago, which led British police to suspend work with the global testing company. Read...

SG: Spize fined S$20,000 after more than 100 customers’ personal data leaked

Food and beverage outlet operator Spize has been fined S$20,000 after the personal data of about 150 customers was disclosed on its online ordering portal in 2017. In the grounds of decision dated Thursday (Jul 4), which was published on the Personal Data Protection Commission (PDPC) website, the PDPC received a complaint on Aug...

D-Link Agrees to Make Security Enhancements to Settle FTC Litigation

Smart home products manufacturer D-Link Systems, Inc., has agreed to implement a comprehensive software security program in order to settle Federal Trade Commission allegations over misrepresentations that the company failed to take reasonable steps to secure its wireless routers and Internet-connected cameras. The settlement ends FTC litigation against D-Link stemming from a 2017 complaint...