Digital marketing specialist awarded government-backed security accreditation as the one week GDPR countdown begins

  • QueryClick is one of only a handful of marketing companies to be accredited by the National Cyber Security Centre and one of the first companies in Scotland to achieve this

 

  • The accreditation was secured after QueryClick demonstrated robust security defences

 

  •   The consultancy’s client-base of major UK and international brands will benefit from industry-leading protection of their data and sensitive information

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DRIVERS SET TO BE CAUGHT OUT BY MOT CHANGES

  • New research* from Green Flag reveals that six in 10 (58 per cent) of drivers are unaware of the upcoming changes to MOT tests
  • Nine in 10 drivers (89 per cent) are unaware that drivers will be fined up to £2,500 for driving a car with an invalid MOT
  • A quarter (25 per cent) of drivers are unaware that you will get fined at all for driving a faulty vehicle
  • A sixth (16 per cent) of drivers don’t book their MOT tests in early, meaning they could be caught out under the new rules
  • Green Flag has released hints and tips about car repairs: https://www.greenflag.com/advice/maintenance/choose-garage

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Facebook hit with another data breach, 3M users exposed

A newly discovered data breach has left over 3 million Facebook users’ data exposed for four years on an unsecured website, according to a New Scientist report. University of Cambridge academics posted the data of 3 million users collected by the popular Facebook quiz “myPersonality” on a website with “insufficient security provisions” for “anyone to access,” the story said.

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Rail Europe were hit by a three-month credit card breachRail Europe were hit by a three-month credit card breach

News has broken that Rail Europe, a site used by Americans to buy train tickets in Europe, has revealed a three-month data breach of credit cards and debit cards. The announcement came in a letter filed with the California attorney general, in which the company said hackers put credit card-skimming malware on its website between late-November 2017 and mid-February 2018.

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Airports are ill-equipped to cope with cyber attacks, PA Consulting report reveals

PA Consulting Group’s latest research found that airports are ill-equipped to deal with a major cyber attack. The report, ‘Overcome the Silent Threat’, says that the emergence of a hyper-connected model – where passengers in airports want fast internet and digital engagement with airlines and retailers – is increasing the opportunities for cyber criminals to exploit.

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