Selective Breach Notifications – Good or Bad?

Earlier this week, a serious data breach at UK-based payment processing company GoCardless came to light… well, sort of! It’s common place now when a large business suffers a data breach, for them to post a public statement on their website and on social media, and also send out a notification to all their customers […]

Are Virgin Media “Port Scanning” their customers… and profiting from it? [UPDATED]

Virgin Media are one of the UK’s largest Internet Service Providers (ISP), with over 5 million broadband subscribers. Yesterday, a concerned Virgin Media customer forwarded me an email they’d received: The email – which was addressed to the customer by name, and included their name and IP address – had genuinely originated from Virgin Media. […]

It’s #DataPrivacyDay Today

Today marks what’s become widely know on the internet as “Data Privacy Day” (or if you’re in the EU, “Data Protection Day”). Data Privacy/Protection Day occurs annually on January 28th, and has taken place in some form or another for the past 9 years. It’s purpose is to raise awareness and promote privacy and data […]