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Cyber payback for payday lender Wonga

Payday lender Wonga is the latest financial services company to be hit by a reported data breach. Reports suggest that up to 250,000 customers may have been affected, with stolen data including names, addresses, bank account numbers and sort codes.

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Transputec awarded ISO 27001 certification

We are very pleased and proud to announce that Transputec Ltd has been awarded its ISO 27001 certification, at the very first attempt. Transputec recognises the importance that its customers attach to information security, which is why we have sought to implement the highest standards of data handling security, as identified by ISO 27001.

Is there anyone on the planet whose data has not been leaked?

Last week brought news of yet another massive data leak. This time the victim company might not gain much sympathy from many people as it was River City Media, an e-mail spam business. Reports claim that RCM itself sends out up to a billion spam e-mails a day and that details of a staggering 1.37 billion e-mail accounts have been leaked.

I am delighted to share the fantastic news that Transputec has just won the title of MSP Reseller of the Year 2017 at the PCR Awards. The award was based on a number of factors, including financial success, marketing expertise, client satisfaction and expertise in managed services products.

The Beckileaks saga shows that no-one is beyond cyber attack

I have met David Beckham. He struck me as a particularly charming gentleman. Diffident, almost shy, conscious that he was the centre of attention, his conduct was impeccable.

He was a gentleman with a god given talent to play football. He did not profess to be a business consultant, an accountant, an entrepreneur, a George Soros or a titan of industry. He was a brilliant footballer, thrown into the limelight.

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Employees have a right to protection as well as privacy

An article recently appeared in the New Scientist Magazine highlighting the potential of AI to track the digital behaviour of employees at work and report to their employers if they have been “slacking” or “showing signs of going rogue”. The article included complaints from digital campaigning organisation, the Open Rights Group, that employers were using AI to give legitimacy to work place surveillance and claiming that employees still have a right to privacy even at work.