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Some 40,000 Tesco bank accounts have been frozen following online fraud attacks, with money taken from some 20,000 customers.  Social Media comments have been made since Saturday when the fraudulent activity was first spotted. A statement has been released by the Chief Executive, Benny Higgins, explaining why action has been taken to temporarily stop online [...]

On Friday, the UK software firm Sage Group notified about 200 of its UK customers that sensitive information, including their employee bank account details and salary information, may have been affected by a data breach; the firm has also now reported the breach to the City of London Police.  More details about the causes of [...]

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) released its most recent annual report at the end of June, which showed a continued steep rise in the number of data protection incidents.  There were a total of 1954 self-reported data protection incidents in 2015/16, an increase of over 17% from the previous year.  The figures are even more [...]

There was an interesting postscript today to the story of the data breach at TalkTalk last October.  You will recall that the at first it was feared that personal details of all 4 million of the company's customers could have been compromised, although the breach ultimately turned out to be much less serious.  The company [...]

Over the last two days we have blogged about two of the most prevalent forms of business disruption: IT outages and product recalls.  Today we turn our attention to another very common, and growing, form of disruption: data breaches. It was announced last week that Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has been fined [...]

George Osborne has warned today of the threat of deadly cyber attacks. This follows a spate of information security breaches, most famously that of Talk Talk. It is, perhaps, unlikely that any system will ever be 100% secure, particularly where there are requirements for the general public to be able to enter data through a [...]

Sony PlayStation Network Down

The Sony PlayStation Network has now been down for 5 days after Sony shut down the system in response to an "External intrusion" late last week.  Beyond that the details are still pretty sketchy, and may remain so, but the incident still carries some important lessons for Business Continuity. The first point is to do with timing.  [...]