British Airways hacking: how not to respond to a cyber attack – Bill Buchanan

11 09 2018

Chaos appears to reign at British Airways, where hackers stole the details of around 380,000 customer bookings. There have been some poor responses to cyber attacks on major companies in the past, but the airline’s actions in this case could be one of weakest in recent history. Part of this may be because companies are now required by the EU to report cyber attacks within 72 hours, and because information may still be being withheld due to ongoing criminal investigation. Read the rest of this entry »





GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet – Bill Buchanan

26 05 2018

File 20180525 51102 a4jra3.jpg?ixlib=rb 1.1Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to “stay in touch” or “opt in” or informing us of a “policy update”. On May 25, an historic date for the internet, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. For some, it is the start of a more citizen-focused world, for others it will see the collapse of their digital marketing strategy. Read the rest of this entry »





Ashley Madison breach reveals the rise of the moralist hacker – Bill Buchanan

7 09 2015

Ashley Madison Full DeleteThere’s value in more than just credit card data, as Avid Life Media (ALM), parent company of the extramarital affair website Ashley Madison, has found out after being raided for millions of their customer’s details. Read the rest of this entry »