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  • 22 Sep 2014 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    The Information Commissioners Office (ICO) working with Dyfed-Powys Police officers raided the call centre in Wales last month and has now ordered them to stop sending unsolicited text messages or face court.

    http://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/raided-call-centre-ordered-to-stop-sending-millions-of-spam-texts-sept14

     

  • 09 Sep 2014 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    US retailer Home Depot is investigating a potential data breach after banks identified that stolen payment card details, that were being sold on the black market, could have come from the retailer’s point of sale (POS) systems.

    http://www.retailfraud.com/latest-breach-how-to-defend-your-pos-terminals/

  • 09 Sep 2014 11:00 AM | Anonymous

    A statement on the  Home Depot website confirms the company are  ”looking into some unusual activity and we are working with our banking partners and law enforcement to investigate.”

    http://www.retailfraud.com/home-depot-potential-breach-could-be-bigger-than-target/

  • 05 Sep 2014 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Barclays is launching a finger scanner for corporate clients and will roll out voice recognition for millions of retail clients next year as it steps up use of biometric recognition technology to combat banking fraud. 

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/banksandfinance/11076624/Forget-your-PIN-Barclays-just-needs-your-veins.html

  • 05 Sep 2014 12:30 PM | Anonymous

    The ICO published a data sharing code of practice in May 2011 and now is interested in knowing how the code is used and how it helps organisations comply with its data protection and freedom of information obligations.

    http://ico.org.uk/news/latest_news/2014/ico-reviews-impact-of-data-sharing-code-of-practice

  • 05 Sep 2014 12:00 PM | Anonymous

    A privacy seal scheme acts as a ‘stamp of approval’ highlighting an organisation’s commitment to maintaining good privacy standards.

    http://ico.org.uk/about_us/consultations/our_consultations

  • 03 Sep 2014 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    Data reveals finance and retail industry applications are the most vulnerable to data breaches, with 70% of retail and 69% of financial services applications shown to have data input validation violations.

    http://www.retailfraud.com/seven-out-of-ten-retail-and-finance-applications-vulnerable/

  • 27 Aug 2014 3:00 PM | Anonymous

    The trend of increasingly network-connected objects has loosely been termed the Internet of Things. And if you’re not familiar with the phrase already, you soon will be. 

    http://iconewsblog.wordpress.com/

  • 22 Aug 2014 2:00 PM | Anonymous

    The counter-fraud checking service is intended to pool data from HM Revenue & Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions, banks and insurers. 

    http://www.moneymarketing.co.uk/news-and-analysis/politics/govt-reviews-financial-fraud-database/2013419.article

  • 21 Aug 2014 1:00 PM | Anonymous

    Charities and not-for-profit (NFP) organisations are vulnerable to IT security risks and reputational damage without a formal Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policy in place. 

    http://www.retailfraud.com/charities-risk-data-security-breaches/

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