IT Security and Compliance Blog Archive

Read the news, developments and opinion pieces from years gone by about IT security and compliance from industry experts New Net Technologies.

Dixons Carphone has been issued the maximum possible fine amount under the pre-GDPR data protection regulation after the tills in its stores were compromised by a cyberattack back in 2017 that affected 14 million customers. 

Alomere Health, a Minnesota-based hospital operator, has begun notifying patients of a data breach that impacts more than 49,351 patients. 

With the Travelex ransomware attack still on-going, it seems like a good time to re-visit our guidance on avoiding and dealing with Ransomware.

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As another major Ransomware attack hits the headlines, please take a few moments to review our Ransomware FAQs

With the Travelex Ransomware attack making the headlines, some topical guidance from the Europol in a neat infographic to print out and display in your offices, or even push it out as a corporate screensaver?

The Austrian State Department's IT systems were hit by a cyberattack last Saturday and many believe that a "state actor" may be behind the attack.  

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The WannaCry ransomware attack impacted more than 230,000 victims in more than 150 countries, causing agony and disruption for both corporate and home users across the globe.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning about the possibility of cyber attacks from Iran in the wake of the killing of the top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. 

The much anticipated California privacy law officially took place on Wednesday, January 1, a year and a half after it was passed and signed. 

Read NNT CTO Mark Kedgley's latest article Funerals for Glaciers and Antibiotics: Is Anti-Virus Next? published with InfoSecurity Magazine

According to Visa, cybercrime groups have targeted North American gas stations with point-of-sale (PoS) malware. 

The City of New Orleans suffered a major cyber attack last Friday that left a string of public services impacted over the weekend, forcing the city's Mayor, LaToya Cantrell, to declare a state of emergency. 

The US Department of Defense (DoD) is planning to roll out a new cybersecurity certification program for its contractors in an effort to better protect its supply chain from cyber threats. 

New findings from FICO claim that UK card fraud accounts for over half of all losses across Europe. 

The website of Smith & Wesson was targeted by digital skimmers last week as they planted malicious code designed to steal customer payment card information. 

Louisiana Governor John Del Edwards was forced to declare a state of emergency last Friday after suffering a cyberattack that left 10% of the state's computer network servers damaged. 

Macy's has begun notifying some of its online customers that their payment details have been compromised due to Magecart code that compromised parts of their website. 

Read NNT CEO Mark Kerrison's latest article highlighting the future of the cybersecurity market and the importance of adopting a best practice framework to mitigate today’s pervasive cyber-attacks. 

US hosting provider SmarterASP.NET has been hit by a serious ransomware attack that's impacted the websites of its 440,000+ customers. 

Security breaches reported to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada have skyrocketed since the country introduced its new privacy law on November 1, 2018. 

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