Monday News Round-Up: Hacks & Consequences

Posted on 29 July 2019

Welcome to the Identity Experts Monday Round-Up, presenting you with a selection of news stories you may have missed from the last week – all in handy bitesize chunks.

Russia is Trying to Crack the Tor Browser, Hack Reveals


A recent hack of Russian intelligence contractors has shed a light on the government’s current projects – including cracking the anonymous Tor browser, which grants access to the Dark Web.

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Equifax Agrees to Pay $700m Data Breach Fine


Two years after the credit giant’s infamous data breach, Equifax has agreed to pay up to $700m as part of a settlement with a US regulator. At least $300m will be used to pay back victims for security expenses.

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Metropolitan Police Twitter Account Hacked


Bizarre tweets flooded the Met’s Twitter account last week, alongside a number of suspicious emails, after hackers took control. US President Trump took the opportunity to criticise London Mayor, Sadiq Khan.

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Partner Spotlight

Lookout Webinar: Believe You Have No Mobile Threats?

Our friends at Lookout are hosting their next webinar on 30th July, tackling the evolution of cyber threats and how you can ensure your organisation is ready for the different threats mobile technology brings.

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The Latest From Us

Podcast: An Introduction to Identity Management

Our very own Amy Stokes-Waters and Shelley Hill joined the Techstringy podcast last week, in order to introduce listeners to the world of identity and access management.

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