Tag: data loss

News and information from the Advent IM team.

BBC Reports Theft of 105 Electrical Devices

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

The BBC has reported the theft of 105 electrical devices from its premises over the last two years, according to data obtained following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request by litigation firm Griffin Law. The findings have raised fears that confidential information contained in these devices will have fallen into the hands of malicious actors. […]

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Records deleted from the Police National Computer – What went wrong?

The ‘technical issue’ saw fingerprints, DNA and arrest histories wiped after being flagged for deletion. The data was deleted from the Police National Computer – the system that stores criminal records information across the UK and is accessed by front line officers who need real time access for checks on people, crimes, vehicles and whether […]

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Blog Post – Travelex – What went wrong?

Blog Post by Advent IM Security Consultant, Craig Moan. What happened? On the 31st of December 2019, as the world looked forward to welcoming a new decade, Travelex fell victim to a type of cyber-attack that very much came to prominence in the outgoing decade… Ransomware, and as I write this blog 20 days later […]

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