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WORKING FROM HOME? IS YOUR SECURITY UP TO DATE?

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WORKING FROM HOME? IS YOUR SECURITY UP TO DATE?

Cyber advice for homeworkers to avoid cyber criminals exploiting Covid-19  Due to the latest advice from our UK government, more & more business and companies are asking their employees to work from home. So, to aid companies, the UK’s Cyber Security Agency has issued guidance to keep data safe from criminals trying to use the virus for exploitation.  It comes as more workers resort to working from home, in response to the latest recommendations from the Government aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19. It warns that devices at home have a higher chance of being stolen or lost, so...

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DIXONS CARPHONE FACE HUGE FINE FOR DATA BREACH

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DIXONS CARPHONE FACE HUGE FINE FOR DATA BREACH

Dixons Carphone have been issued a massive fine of £500,000 for a huge data security breach which displayed names, postcodes, private email addresses as well as unsuccessful credit checks of over 14 million customers.     On top of this, upon investigation from the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) it was revealed that around 5.6 million credit/debit card details were also breached during the huge security attack between July 2017 and April 2018.     This is not the first fine The Carphone group has received. Back in July 2015 The Carphone Warehouse, part of the same group, had also been...

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