The diverse nature of data breaches

There have been two data breaches to note in the news in the last week or so that show the diverse nature of the causes of leaks, and the risks they pose to businesses and their customers.  The perception is that data breaches are targeted malicious attacks by criminal gangs, but this isn’t always necessarily the case. First to hit the headlines was Tesco’s Club Card data leak. This wasn’t…

NHS Choices website gets infected

Visitors to the NHS Choices website got more than they bargained for earlier this week as it was reported that various web links were redirecting visitors to advertising- and malware infested pages.  It’s a little ironic that anyone trying to access information regarding their health could have ended up with a very sick computer to boot. Around 800 links were affected.  The issue was swiftly picked up and remedied, and…