Tag Archives: cyber attack
Court makes permanent injunction against unknown parties preventing disclosure of confidential information unlawfully removed from computer
In the cases of Clarkson Plc v Person(s) Unknown (“Clarkson”) and PML v Person(s) unknown (“PML”), the court has created a new tool in the fight against cyber attackers. The defendants who are unknown person(s) gained unauthorised access to the … Continue reading
Risk of a “Meltdown”? Recent authority guidance and practical tips to mitigate the risk of organisations falling victim to the latest cyber exploits
Significant vulnerabilities that could allow cyber attackers to compromise data have been found in common processors in almost all modern devices. What are “Meltdown” and “Spectre”? The vulnerabilities, known as “Meltdown” and “Spectre”, are two related so-called “side-channel” attacks that … Continue reading
The GDPR introduces a new mandatory requirement for all controllers to notify the appropriate data protection authority of a “personal data breach” likely to result in a risk to people’s rights and freedoms, for example following a cyber-attack. This will … Continue reading
The National Audit Office (“NAO”) has published a report (the “Report”) which investigates the National Health Service’s (“NHS”) response to the global ransomware cyber-attack known as WannaCry and the impact of the attack on the health services.
The CJEU has ruled that the operator of a website may have a legitimate interest in storing certain personal data relating to visitors to that website in order to protect itself against cyber attacks.
All TalkTalk, no action? UK Information Commissioner issues record fine of £400,000 for TalkTalk’s cyber security breach
The fine was the consequence of a cyber security breach in October 2015, which led to the theft of personal data of almost 157,000 customers, including the bank account number and sort code details of nearly 16,000 customers.