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UK labour market could be harmed by private sector roll-out of IR35 reforms, consultancy warns

Extending the IR35 tax avoidance reforms to the private sector risks hampering the flexibility of the UK’s IT workforce, research from ContractorCalculator has suggested. The tax advisory service asked 2,000 contractors, including 813 who work in IT, how they would respond should the government opt to follow up the public sector IR35 reform roll-out… Read More »

Beware blockchain security blindspots, warns RSA

The inability of traditional security information and event management (Siem) tools to adjust to new technologies is putting businesses at risk of data breach, warns RSA Security. Blockchain is one of those new technologies that companies are embracing without necessarily understanding the security implications of doing so. Globally, businesses are expected to invest $3.1bn… Read More »

Ticketmaster warns of third-party data breach

Ticketmaster UK has warned of a potential personal data breach four days after detecting malware in a third-party artificial intelligence-based customer support chatbot service. The company said the infected service was disabled across all Ticketmaster websites as soon as it was discovered that malware on the service, hosted by Inbenta Technologies and based in… Read More »

Norway’s National Security Agency warns IT industry about security obligations

A report from Norway’s National Security Agency (NSM/Nasjonal Sikkerhetsmyndighet) has warned IT suppliers of their security obligations following the controversy surrounding the outsourcing of IT services to India by Broadnet AS. The NSM published and circulated a 20-page report reminding the IT industry of its national security obligations when outsourcing IT-tasks to foreign subcontractors.… Read More »

Technology continues to transform crime, warns NCA

Advances in information and communication technologies have the potential to initiate significant disruptive change to the technology landscape, which in turn is likely to present opportunities for specific areas of criminal and law enforcement exploitation, a report reveals. The use of technologies such as the dark web, encryption, virtual private networks (VPN) and virtual… Read More »

Redscan warns of GDPR phishing scams

UK-based threat detection and response firm Redscan has warned of email phishing attacks, in which hackers are spreading fake email communications from well-known businesses about incoming privacy changes.  The scams are designed to spread malware and/or steal personal data by tricking recipients into clicking malicious links and entering personal information, as cyber criminals seek to capitalise… Read More »