Cyber-attack victim fined £60,000 for insufficient data protectionPosted in : Immigration and Employment Updates on 31 October 2017
Failure to secure customer and employee information can have serious ramifications for small and medium-sized businesses, as a Berkshire-based video game rental firm learned recently.
The victim of a cyber attack, Boomerang Video Ltd faced a £60,000 fine after an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) revealed the company had failed to adequately take steps to prevent its website from being compromised.
In 2014, the website of Boomerang Video Ltd. was subject to a cyber attack. In the course of this attack, the details of 26,331 customers could be accessed by the attacker through a common technique known as SQL injection.
An investigation conducted by the ICO found:
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