Outsourcer Interserve fined £4.4m for failing to stop cyber-attack

Watchdog says phishing email enabled hackers to steal personal information of 113,000 employees

Britain’s data watchdog has fined the construction group Interserve £4.4m after a cyber-attack that enabled hackers to steal the personal and financial information of up to 113,000 employees.

The attack occurred when Interserve ran an outsourcing business and was designated a “strategic supplier to the government with clients including the Ministry of Defence”. Bank account details, national insurance numbers, ethnic origin, sexual orientation and religion were among the personal information compromised.

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from Data and computer security | The Guardian https://ift.tt/RW6A78u