Tag: data breach

News and information from the Advent IM team.

Campus Still Closed as Portsmouth University Reels from Suspected Ransomware

Key IT systems at the University of Portsmouth continue to remain offline this week after a supposed ransomware attack, delaying the start of the new term. A notice on the university’s homepage doesn’t explicitly name ransomware as the cause of the “cyber incident,” but the “ongoing technical disruption” it describes is a tell-tale sign of such attacks. […]

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ICO Issued Over £42 Million in Fines Last Year

The UK’s privacy regulator issued over £42 million in fines last year, although the vast majority of the money relates to two major GDPR penalties, according to new data. Flagged by think tank Parliament Street, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) “work to recover fines” report revealed that 17 financial penalties had been levied in 2020, […]

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Dutch DPA fines Booking.com for delay in reporting data breach

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a €475,000 fine on Booking.com because the company took too long to report a data breach to the DPA. When the breach occurred, criminals obtained the personal data of over 4,000 customers. They also got their hands on the credit card information of almost 300 people.   […]

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