Technology Industry July News Update - #Issue7


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In issue 7 of the Technology news update, Deliveroo accounts are hacked and sold for small change, British Airways and Facebook are facing GDPR fines for past data breaches, no-deal Brexit is a threat to UK Science sector, smart cities are impacting workplace trends and much more...

Deliveroo passwords stolen and being sold for petty cash, British Airways and Facebook are facing fines over privacy breaches.

Deliveroo accounts hacked and sold for 6 dollars

Deliveroo accounts hacked and sold for just $6

It hasn't been a great few months for Deliveroo as there have been reports of Deliveroo account thefts with hackers making bizarre orders such as £150 worth of cake and ice cream. Many accounts have been hacked in recent months, and in most cases, thieves have bought account passwords from a dark web dealer for as little as $6. The hacks have been achieved through tricking users into entering a password into a pre-designing phishing page, or through "credential stuffing" where hackers gather leaked passwords from previous hacks and try using them again. 

Click here to read more about the Deliveroo account hacks 
(Deliveroo) 24/07/2019

British Airways facing £183 million fine

British Airways are facing a £183 million fine for a data breach in 2018, according to the UK Information Commissioners Office, the British Airline failed to protect the personal and financial information of approximately 500,000 of its customers.  Back in September 2018, the airline announced that is website and mobile app has been compromised, with attackers managing to collect customers' personal and financial details.

Click here to read more about British Airways fine for a data breach in 2018
(HelpNetSecurity) 08/07/2019

Facebook fined $5 Billion over privacy breaches

The US Federal Trade Commission has announced that Facebook will be fined a $5 billion penalty for violating its users' privacy. In addition to the fine, the social networking platform has been ordered to restructure its privacy approach from corporate board-level down and to provide strong tools to ensure executives are held accountable for their actions.

Click here to read more about Facebook being fined for $5 billion over privacy breaches
(SDTimes) 24/07/2019

New UK Digital, Media, Culture and Sport ministers announced, No-deal Brexit warned as a threat to UK Science sector, smart cities are impacting workplace trends and Alan Turing revealed as the new face of the £50 note.

New UK Ministers for Digital, Media, Culture and Sport announced. 

Nicky Morgan, Chair of House of Commons Treasury Committee, has been appointed Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. The Loughborough MP previously served as Secretary of State for Education and Minister for Women and Equalities (2014 – 16); Financial Secretary to the Treasury (2014); Minister for Women to name a few. Matt Warman has been chosen as the UK's new minister for Digital, entering the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport with more digital credentials than many of his peers, having spent many years as a technology journalist at the Daily Telegraph. 

Read more here about the minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and here about the Digital Minister.
(RadioToday) 24/07/2019 
(Public 29/07/2019 

Wellcome trust warns No-deal Brexit is a 'threat' to UK's science sector

The chairwoman of the Wellcome Trust has written to Boris Johnson claiming that a no-deal Brexit is a "threat" to the science sector. The trust is the UK's biggest charitable funder of scientific research and chairwoman Lady Eliza Manningham-Buller has highlighted that there will be a 50 per cent decrease in European Union applications to study at the Sanger Institute in Cambridge, which has a history of ground-breaking discoveries. 

Click here to read more about concerns that a no-Brexit deal is a threat to the UK's science sector.
(City.A.M) 27/07/2019 

Smart cities impacting workplace trends

It is estimated that two-thirds of global cities will be investing in smart city technology by up to $135 billion by 2021. It comes at no surprise then that the world is becoming more dependant on technology for efficiency and success, and as cities around the world are set to transform into smart cities there are many workplace trends emerging from these innovation hubs.

Click here to read more about some of the workplace trends influenced by smart cities.
(UKtech) 22/07/2019

Alan Turing revealed as the new face of £50 note

The Bank of England has announced that codebreaker and computer pioneer Alan Turing will feature on the new design of the £50 note. Turing is celebrated for his code-cracking work that provided vital to allies in World War Two. Less celebrated is the pivotal role he played in the development of early computers and the Bank has said his legacy continues to have an impact on science and society today.

Click here to read more about Alan Turing revealed as the new face of the £50 note.
(BBC News) 15/07/2019 

5G to provide investment asset for Midlands tech businesses and 5G launch for O2 set for October.

5G set to be an investment asset for Midlands Tech businesses

5G set to be an investment asset for Midlands Tech businesses 

In a recent interview, Eligo's Rick Deller spoke to the head of technology and media at KPMG, Tim Kay about the impact of the 5G rollout on technology businesses based in the Midlands. Tim addressed the 5G rollout to a "great potential regional asset, but also an inward investment asset. Inviting other businesses to do something interesting on this new disruptive, technology platform based in the Midlands. 

Click here to read more and view the full video interview.
(Eligo) 15/07/2019

O2 announces 5G network launch for October 

O2 has announced its plan to switch on its 5G mobile network in October, with further plans to launch 5G in Belfast, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Slough and Leeds and a total of 50 towns and cities by Summer 2020. O2 has said that it will initially focus on providing 5G to sites where capacity is stretched such as train stations, entertainment and sports venues. 

Click here to read more about O2's 5G launch in October 
(BBC news) 25/07/2019 

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