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UK’s most popular hotel brands putting customers at risk of email fraud

The hospitality industry remains a key target for cybercriminals, highlighted by the fact that a staggering 88% of the most popular hotel brands among UK consumers fail to actively block fraudulent emails from reaching customers. Proofpoint offers some top tips for remaining safe online when booking a hotel stay. Proofpoint, a leading cybersecurity and compliance […]

QR codes lure Brits into a false sense of security as UK economy unlocks

Despite 90% of UK respondents having scanned a QR code in the last six months, almost half still don’t know if they have mobile security software. Ivanti, the automation platform that helps make every IT connection smarter and more secure, has announced the results of a study, which found that 96% of UK respondents have scanned […] fined for delay in reporting data breach

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a €475,000 fine on because the company took too long to report a data breach to the DPA. When the breach occurred, criminals obtained the personal data of over 4,000 customers. They also obtained the credit card information of almost 300 people. In a telephone scam […]

Retail and hospitality outpaces other sectors in fixing software security vulnerabilities

Veracode, one of the largest global providers of application security testing (AST) solutions, released new findings that show the retail and hospitality sector fixes flaws in its software at a faster rate than five other sectors. The findings come from Veracode’s analysis of more than 130,000 applications. The ability to find and fix potential security defects quickly […]

SentinelOne protects TGI Fridays from headquarters to the table

Hospitality giant TGI Fridays has deployed the SentinelOne Endpoint Protection Platform for strong, company-wide protection for all endpoints against malicious threats, accelerated threat detection, and response, and simple management of endpoint security. The challenge: Eliminating exposure to internal and external threats “Our users are constantly under threat of attack – whether they’re in this building […]

Fraudsters exploit legitimate US lottery in Arabic fraudulent campaign that’s gone global

Researchers at cybersecurity vendor Kaspersky have detected a wave of fraudulent emails designed to make money for cybercriminals. The emails are disguised as lottery offer letters written in Arabic and contains a legitimate website link to make the email look trustworthy, yet in fact invite users to share their personal data in return for a […]

Pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, suffers data breach

It has been reported that pharmaceutical giant, Pfizer, exposed the personal information of hundreds of prescription drug takers for over two months due to a cloud misconfiguration, according to new research from vpnMentor. A team led by Noam Rotem and Ran Locar discovered the Google Cloud Storage bucket containing the data as part of an […]

UK diners and pubgoers at risk of email fraud as lockdown restrictions are eased

Proofpoint has released research identifying that only one (2%) of the UK’s top 50 most popular dining and pub brands has implemented the strictest level of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) protection. This protocol stops cybercriminals spoofing an organisation’s identity and decreases the risk of email fraud for customers.  Worryingly, this means the […]

Data Management: How can CIOs balance risk with business gain in the age of GDPR?

GDPR has forced business to take a much broader look at data management. John Pocknell, Senior Market Strategist at Quest, explains how to better manage data and how it will make a difference to companies. In the age of the Internet, data has become one of the most valuable commodities to almost every business. Not […]

South African eatery enhances security thanks to AXIS solution

Matthew Scott-Lyon, a well-known restaurateur and owner of the Big Bad Wolf pizza bar, an upscale eatery in the newly renovated Cedar Square shopping centre in Northern Johannesburg, wanted to provide a safe, aesthetically pleasing culinary delight for his customers in this latest establishment. With the alarming increase in mall and retail store robberies, he […]

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