Blackbaud charities attack exposed bank details

The company had previously stated the huge data breach that has affected many UK universities and charities only involved personal data but did not include any payment details. In a regulatory filing Blackbaud has now admitted that the breach also included credit card details. It is believed one of the charities affected by this is the National Trust.

Ferry company hit by cyber attack

Customers of ferry firm Red Funnel were left unable to make bookings online after hackers corrupted the company’s IT systems.

Third cyber attack in 2 days for real-time Flightradar24

The real-time flight tracking website Flightradar24 has suffered its third DDoS cyber-attack on its website in just 2 days. The attack compromised the availability of its services but there is no evidence any user’s data has been compromised.

Malware found targeting IOT devices

The malware has been active for over a year but a new variant has bene found that targets android based devices such as smart TVs and IOT devices. The malware allows hackers to use the devices for attacks such as crypto-mining, DDos or other vectors that make use of large scale machines.

Russian Hacker jailed for LinkedIn and DropBox hacks

Yevgeniy Nikulin, a 32 year old from Moscow, was jailed for 7 years by US courts for one of the largest data breaches in US history. In 2012 Nikulin installed malware and stole databases containing details of over 200 million users.

ICO launches consultation on draft Statutory guidance

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has launched a public consultation on its draft Statutory guidance, which details how it will regulate and enforce data protection legislation in the UK.

Supporting the ICO’s primary responsibility of ensuring compliance with the law, the document explains the ICO’s powers; when it will use them and how it calculates fines.

Designed to ensure the rights and freedoms of individuals are protected, the draft guidance also seeks to provide assurance to business that the ICO will use its powers proportionately and consistently.

Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner said:

“The primary role of my office is to protect the rights and freedoms of individuals in the digital age, and this draft guidance explains how my office will achieve this.

“It sets out our proportionate approach to regulatory action, yet details the robust action we will take against those that flout the law”.

A requirement of the Data Protection Act 2018, the draft Statutory guidance explains how the ICO will exercise its regulatory functions when issuing: information notices; assessment notices; enforcement notices and penalty notices. It sits alongside the Regulatory action policy (RAP), which details how the ICO regulates the other pieces of legislation it covers. The RAP is currently under review.

The consultation will remain open until 5pm on Thursday 12 November 2020.