3rd July 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jul 3rd, 2020 by admin

The European Commission prepares for the ECJ invalidating Privacy Shield The ECJ is due to rule on 16th July as to whether Standard Contractual Clauses will continue to be a valid way of transferring personal data to Third Countries. They maty also adopt a position on the Privacy Shield agreement used for transferring personal data Read More

26th June Weekly – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jun 26th, 2020 by admin

ICO publish Mobile Phone extraction guidance An interesting read for all you privacy professionals, check out the guidance here: https://ico.org.uk/media/about-the-ico/documents/2617838/ico-report-on-mpe-in-england-and-wales-v1_1.pdf Cyber Threats Are The Top Insurance Risk Research carried out by the  UK insurance firm Gallagher polled 1000 UK business leaders in organisations of various sizes and nearly two-fifths (39%) cited cyber-attacks as one of their Read More

19th June 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jun 19th, 2020 by admin

Australia targeted by state based cyber attacks According to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Australia’s government and various institutions have been targeted in an ongoing sophisticated state-based cyber-attack. The attacks have been happening over many months and continue to increase. Although Mr Morrison did not name specific departments he stated that it had spanned “government industry, Read More

12th June 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security news

Jun 12th, 2020 by admin

50% of remote workers Ignoring cyber security The current pandemic has brought about a forced change for organisations as many employees are working remotely from home. This has resulted in a distinct lack of any IT security team’s ability to focus on the employees and their cyber security. According to Tessian 52% of employees believe Read More

5th June 2020 – Weekly round up of Data Protection and Cyber Security News

Jun 5th, 2020 by admin

Friday 5th June 2020 EasyJet faces Group Litigation Order for data breach A number of law firms are scrambling to sign up claimants in what will likely prove a very costly breach for EasyJet Armed Forces Launches Cyber Regiment A new dedicated Cyber Regiment, known as the 13th Signal Regiment, has been formally stood up Read More

Law firms scramble for Group Litigation Order against EasyJet following data breach

Jun 5th, 2020 by admin

London law firm Excello Law, with their lure of compensation of £2,000 or more, are just one of many law firms scrambling to be the first to file for a Group Litigation Order against EasyJet following the data breach announced just a few weeks ag on on 19 May. Since the coming into effect of Read More

Cyber Crime and the law

May 18th, 2020 by admin

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Hackers posing as a London art dealer steal £2.4million

May 13th, 2020 by admin

13 May 2020 – Green CDL Ltd – A painting by one of the greatest 19th-century English artists has found itself at the centre of a cyber-hacking scandal. In November 2018, the art dealer Simon C. Dickinson sold a rustic scene by John Constable (1776-1837) to the Rijksmuseum Twenthe in the Netherlands for a costly Read More

Hackers attack law firm and threaten to leak sensitive documents about top A-listers

May 13th, 2020 by admin

13 May 2020 – Green CDL Ltd – A group of hackers is threatening to leak legal documents from a law firm used by some of the world’s biggest celebrities. The first leak of data came last week, but the law firm Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks has now confirmed that it was victim to Read More

Security researchers discover a data breach involving 193 law firms

May 5th, 2020 by admin

07 April 2020 John Green – Green CDL Ltd Security researchers TurgenSec have discovered a data breach at a legal software provider which has affected over 190 law firms, including some magic circle firms. A database was discovered online which, according to TurgenSec, appears to relate to staff of the law firms in question and, Read More