Police halts work with forensics firm

24 June 2019

The cyber attack could impact court cases

The cyber attack could impact court cases

UK police have stopped work with Eurofins Forensic Services following a cyber-attack on the firm.

The hiatus has led to delays in forensic testing, which could impact on court cases. Eurofins, the largest private forensic company in the country, carries out DNA testing, toxicology analysis, firearms testing and computer forensics for police forces across the UK.

Its parent company, Eurofins, suffered a ransomware attack on June 1st or 2nd, which is under criminal investigation.

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Campaigners call for sale of data centre home to be reversed

20 June 2019

Richards

Richards

Campaigners have called for plans to sell the Cambridgeshire County Council headquarters, Shire Hall, to be stopped after it was revealed moving the data centre out of the historic building could cost north of £6.8 million.

That figure is in additon to the £20 million the council already expects the move to the new headquarters in Alconbury Weald will cost.

 

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Charity sector way behind digitally - survey

18 June 2019

Margot James

Margot James

A survey of the digital landscape across the charity sector has revealed that charities are way behind with regards to digitisation.

Charity Digital Skills Report 2019, a survey of the digital skills landscape across the third sector in the UK, revealed that over half of the respondents (52%) admitted to not even having a digital strategy in place.

 

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MI5 'unlawfully' handled bulk surveillance data

13 June 2019

MI5 in the dock

MI5 in the dock

MI5 has been accused of breaking the law by storing vast volumes of private data without proper protections.

Papers released by the High Court suggest the security agency tried to mitigate the problem but coud not because "the task...was too large".

 

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