UK ICO slaps £200,000 penalty for sending spam mails and messages  

We Buy Any Car, Sports Direct and Saga Insurance were slapped with a £450,000 penalty for sending over 351 million emails and an equivalent number of text messages. And per the details available to our Cybersecurity Insiders, the data watchdog slapped the above said penalty against the said three companies for using its user data […]

United States imposes $6.8 billion penalty on Facebook for data scandal

The United States has imposed a $6.8 billion penalty on Facebook for its Cambridge Analytica data scandal. However, the fine which was pronounced by the Federal Trade Commission(FTC) on Friday this week has to get approval from the Justice of Department before it gets finalized. Cybersecurity Insiders has learned that the penalty was levied after […]

British Airways fetches £183 million Cyber Attack penalty after GDPR

British Airways (BA) which suffered a major cyber attack in September last year has received the latest jolt in the last weekend. The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has made an official statement early today saying that it has imposed a penalty of £183 million which was possibly the biggest penalty ever issued against a […]

Google and Facebook data and ad scam with NHS

NHS websites are said to be sending data to Google and Facebook to help the tech giants to target web traffic with related ads. These details were discovered in a research carried out by Cookiebot which claims that 60% of WebPages operated by UK based NHS was having ad trackers. So, when people search the […]

France imposes 50M Euros penalty on Google for targeted advertising

France data watchdog has imposed a hefty fine of 50 million Euros on Google for making it difficult to users to understand and manage preferences on how their personal information is being used and how they are being targeted by ads. CNIL or the National Commission on Informatics and Liberty is said to have imposed […]

UBER to pay $491,000 Penalty for 2016 Cyber Attack

Uber Technologies, an American taxicab company has been ordered to pay $491,000 or £385,000 (pounds) by UK data watchdog over a 2016 cyber attack which compromised the data of millions of customers and tens of thousands of drivers. Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) said that the penalty has been imposed on the California based peer to […]

British Watchdog to slap £1.25 Billion penalty on Facebook for recent Cyber Attack

Last weekend turned into a nightmare for Facebook users as their favorite social media platform officially disclosed that a cyber attack on its database could have leaked sensitive info of over 50 million users to hackers. As the investigation is still going on, the exact number of compromised accounts remains unclear and might be revealed […]

Tesco Cyber Attack faces £ 30 million fine from UK Financial Watchdog

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), well known as UK’s Financial Watchdog is all set to impose a £ 30 million fine on Tesco for Cyber Attack. Readers of Cybersecurity Insiders have to notify a fact over here that Tesco Bank became a victim of Cyber Attack in November 2016 and reimbursed £ 2.5 million as […]

Spanish watchdog slaps 1.2 million Euros fine to Facebook for sharing user data with advertisers

Spanish Data Protection Watchdog has slapped a fine of 1.2 million Euros against Facebook for failing to protect user data from being accessed by advertisers. Financial experts, however, say that the said fine is small in the context of the company which posted an advertising revenue of $9.2 billion in the 2Q of this year.  […]

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