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Independent Age data breach merits no regulator action

Stephen White reports: Confidential data of employees at older people’s charity, Independent Age, have been accidentally exposed to a former worker. The blunder occurred as the company responded to the ex-staff member’s submission of a DSAR (data subject access request). Independent Age says that the security breach compromised personal data, including bank information, sort codes,...

Security increased at Baltimore city buildings after fired IT employee gains access to sensitive areas

Kevin Rector reports: Security is being increased at Baltimore’s municipal buildings after a former employee, fired for having alleged hacking tools on his city computer, managed to gain “unfettered access” to sensitive areas at the Abel Wolman Municipal Building downtown, according to a report by the city’s inspector general and multiple sources familiar with...

Radio station WMNF victim of ransomware cyberattack

Christopher Spata reports: Tampa-based community radio station WMNF 88.5-FM is stepping up cybersecurity after its computer systems were hobbled by ransom-seeking hackers last month. Interim general manager Cindy Reichard said the ordeal began June 18 when a programmer noticed a computer in one of the studios was acting strangely. The station then received a...