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The FBI has warned of a potential worldwide ATM hack which could see millions withdrawn from banks in a major operation conducted by those pesky cyber criminals. A confidential alert has been sent to banks warning of the so called ‘ATM Cashout’. In a report, the FBI advised that the hack could be imminent and… [MORE]

Important health records and other medical documentation were at risk of ill health due to a security bug! The records of almost a whopping 100 million patients were put at risk following major security issues on the popular patient management system, OpenEMR. The platform, which is one of the world’s most widely used platforms within… [MORE]

Social media giant, Facebook will be expected to pay (literally) for their big data mistake this year. The UK’s data protection watchdog, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has slapped the social website bosses with a £500,000 fine – the maximum a company is allowed to be fined! The ICO said that Facebook had failed to ensure… [MORE]

We would like to alert all of our clients and local businesses who use BT, of a telephone scam that’s been very active recently. It’s a relatively old trick and the scam starts with a recorded message, before scammers present themselves as an account manager from BT and warn that your line could be cut… [MORE]

The new hi-tech Tapplock device is a padlock that can be secured with just a fingerprint, sounds cool right? Well, security researchers recently found that the device can be hacked and unlocked by anyone using just a smartphone device. On their website, Tapplock describes their product as the world’s first smart fingerprint padlock, however researchers… [MORE]

Banking group TSB are being investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after their recent IT blunder back in April 2018. Their new computer system migration malfunctioned, leaving 1.9 million users without access to their online banking services and many more at the mercy of fraudsters. During the computer issues, many customers experienced poor communication… [MORE]

Although the new GDPR regulations came into force in May, it’s about the only thing this month we were happy to see happen in the world of cyber security! Here’s a round-up of the most important cyber security stories from May: The arrival of GDPR The new General Data Protection Regulation rulings came into force in… [MORE]

On 11th & 12th May 2018, the Eurolink team had a great time attending The Arboricultural Association Show at Westonbirt Arboretum. The Arb Show is a great event that celebrates the science of trees with cool tree surgery demonstrations, food and drink stalls and even a tree climbing competition! This was our second year attending… [MORE]

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past 12 months, you’ll know that the General Data Protection Regulation is coming into force this month and you’ve probably received an inbox full of ‘Can we keep your data?’ emails from suppliers and other businesses too. Many businesses are frantically trying to ensure that they… [MORE]

Cyber security is no joke, and we wish these stories were April Fool’s jokes. Here’s a round-up of the most important stories this month… 50% of UK businesses vulnerable to attacks through sloppiness According to research for the Cyber Security Breaches 2018 report, led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), more than 50%… [MORE]

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