Month: October 2016

Three people have been charged for the bribery of LV= customers personal details for car crash claims

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In the modern age of technology, personal data is being passed around like a hot plate. Some information can be very valuable – like the information of someone who has been the victim of a car crash, and is entitled to compensation; and entitled to have a legal representative who can recover fees.

Our firm is proud to have NEVER paid referral fees or money to claims management companies or insurers for work, even before they were banned in April 2013, and now the rules have changed and banned the payment of referral fees, a black market has developed in its place.
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“Cyber vs Physical Attacks” – Tom Ridge believes that cyber-attacks “far more serious”

Following the year of 2015, which was dubbed ‘the year of hack’ with companies like Yahoo and Sony falling victim to huge hacking scandals, Tom Ridge, the former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, said that a cyber-attack can be “far more serious” than a physical attack.

It seems like an outlandish claim, but when so much information can be reaped from a hack – which could literally ruin a person’s life, in theory – is he, perhaps in some circumstances, right?
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Hackers eyeing up flaws in the healthcare sector worldwide

The healthcare sector has the most data leaks than any other sector, and is often targeted by hackers because of the richness of the data that the healthcare sector has. Once hackers have hold of our data, it can be used to make huge amounts of money through various scams or through sale to marketing lists.

So it’s no wonder that hackers are eyeing up the healthcare sector for a potentially valuable payday.
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UK suffered most data breaches in Europe at the beginning of 2015

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In the first half of the 2015, the UK reportedly suffered the most data breaches in Europe in 2015 according to data from Gemalto.

The SIM card and digital security vendor claimed in their Breach Level Index report that 63 breaches took place in the UK in the first six months of 2015. Germany came next with 8, followed by the Netherlands with 6.

However, it only equated to 3.4% (8.3 million) of the global total of 246 million breaches. In comparison with America, who equated to 49%, and Turkey with 26%, the UK pales in comparison; but the figures are still very high.
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