ICO Fines British Airways £20m

The Information Commissioner’s Office has fined British Airways £20m for failing to protect the personal data of more than 400,000 of its customers which resulted in a cyber attack in 2018.

This is a vast reduction on the notice of intention to fine BA £183m issued by the ICO back in June 2019

Hackney Borough Council Hit by Cyber Attack

The London Borough Council says it was hit by a “serious cyber attack” affecting its IT systems. The Local Authority tweeted that services may be unavailable and people should only contact the council if absolutely necessary.

VoiP Provider Leaks Over 350 Million Customer Records

Broadvoice, a well-known VoIP provider that serves small- and medium-sized businesses, has leaked more than 350 million customer records related to the company’s “b-hive” cloud-based communications suite.

The data includes hundreds of thousands of voicemail transcripts, many involving sensitive information such as details about medical prescriptions and financial loans.

Russia Blamed for Cyber Attack on Norway Parliament

The attack on the email system in August was called a serious incident affecting the country’s most important democratic institution by the Norwegian Foreign Minister. She further placed the blame on Russia without offering any evidence to substantiate this claim.