This Is The Most Hacked Password At Work, Are You Using It?
Whilst identifying the most commonly used passwords, the NCSC also highlighted how employees can ensure that their passwords are safe and secure; it stated that ensuring that each of your accounts has a different unique passwords is essential, whilst incorporating a random string of numbers will dramatically decrease the risk of security breaches.
Ministers called on internet users to avoid passwords such as ‘123456’, after analysis released by the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found it to be the most breached worldwide, on 23.2 million occasions.
Recent research carried out by the British National Cyber Security Centre has highlighted that 70% of the general public believe they will be the victim of cyber security breaches in the next two years.
So how can you stop this threat carrying over to the workplace and breaching GDPR laws?
If in breach, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) allows for penalties of up to €20m euros (£17.7m) or 4% of global turnover, whichever is higher. The regulation will have been in effect for 12 months come May, but you might still be unsure about how it impacts you and your company.
Who’s been caught out?
GDPR breaches can cost your company millions and we’re now witnessing some huge companies taking the hit. A British law firm has launched a £5 million law suit against Ticketmaster following a security breach in June last year. Widnes law firm Hayes Connor issued its claim at the High Court in Liverpool on Wednesday (3 April) on behalf of over 650 claimants. The company is pursuing damages of up to $5m (US$6.5m), saying many claimants “suffered multiple fraudulent transactions” and a third endured “significant stress”.
Ticketmaster UK confirmed it had identified a major security breach on its systems on 23 June 2018. The breach was caused by malicious software on a third-party customer support product hosted by Inbenta Technologies. Ticketmaster immediately disabled the product across its platforms.
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