News Round-Up 16 Aug 2019

Welcome to the weekly news round-up from our marketing team, featuring highlights from inside our business and the broader industry. 

Industry news

Capital One hacker update

Remember the Capital One data breach which affected over 100 million people in the US and Canada? Officials investigating the hacker, ex-Amazon employee Paige Thompson, now believe she may have stolen data from over 30 other organisations too. So that’s great...

ICO cross at King’s Cross

Facial recognition tech in use at King’s Cross station has caught the attention of the Information Commissioner’s Office this week, who will now be investigating whether it breaks data protection regulations. Put in place to “ensure public safety”, the cameras are being used across a 67-acre area around the station. And may be a little bit illegal.

Big, bad biometrics breach

Unencrypted usernames, passwords, personal information, and fingerprints of over 1 million people have been discovered on a publicly-accessible database owned by security company Suprema, which is used by organisations such as banks and the Met police. Oops.

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Service desk news

The service desk team had a busy week debugging a permissions issue for one of our customers, coordinating phone line fault fixes, carrying out software updates and patching machines.

Our engineers also headed out on-site, upgrading a customer's virtual phone system and carrying out an annual server audit for another customer.

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