Nintendo Data Breach

21 May 2020 Nintendo has revealed details of a cyber-attack which resulted in up to 160,000 customer accounts being illegally accessed by hackers. At the beginning of April 2020, customers began noticing suspicious activity on their accounts when their payment details were used to purchase other digital goods via Nintendo’s online stores. The data breach [...]

By |2020-06-04T14:13:44+01:00May 21st, 2020|Latest News|61 Comments

Warwick University Data Breach

19 May 2020   It was revealed in April 2020 that the University of Warwick had been the victim of a cyber-attack sometime in 2019.  The breach occurred when hackers accessed their administrative network. The security incident took place when remote viewing software was installed. This software enabled hackers to steal sensitive personal information of [...]

By |2020-07-01T14:00:42+01:00May 19th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Interserve employees targeted by hackers

15 May 2020 Interserve employees targeted by hackers On 13 May 2020, Interserve revealed details of a cyber-attack which took place over the period 9-10 May 2020. The data breach occurred when hackers broke into a human resources database and stole personal data of current and former employees. To date, it has not yet been [...]

By |2020-07-01T14:02:20+01:00May 15th, 2020|Latest News|42 Comments

Hammersmith Medical Research targeted by cybercriminal group, Maze

6 May 2020 On 14 March 2020, Hammersmith Medical Research (HMR) were targeted by cybercriminal group, Maze, resulting in a significant data breach.  The breach occurred when Maze stole personal data hosted on HMR’s network and began to encrypt their computers. Maze, published some of the stolen data between the period 21-23 March 2020 when HMR [...]

By |2020-07-01T14:03:23+01:00May 6th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Data breach liability looms for Zoombombed media moguls?

4 May 2020 The art of the ‘leak’, where  confidential information from an anonymous source becomes front page news, is one of the most treasured trophies of investigative journalists. Of course this would fall foul of Data Protection laws under normal circumstances, but an exception can be made if it’s in the public interest, [...]

By |2020-07-01T14:04:47+01:00May 4th, 2020|DRM Commentary|0 Comments