The Information Commissioner’s
Office opened a consultation on 16
standards that online services must
meet to protect children’s privacy.
Age appropriate design: a code of
practice for online services sets out
the standards expected of those
responsible for designing, developing
or providing online services likely to
be accessed by children and which
process their data.
When finalised, it will be the
first of its kind and become an
it had become aware of a data
security incident that may have
affected certain customer information
in its possession.
In a statement, the business said it had no
evidence that personal information was accessed
or misused but it was directly notifying all current and
former users and customers out of an abundance of caution.
The information potentially accessed in the incident did not
include full credit or debit card numbers, as those numbers are
not stored by the company.
Kaspersky Lab has uncovered a new advanced persistent
threat (APT) campaign that has affected a large number of
users through what is known as a supply chain attack.
The cybersecurity company’s research found that threat actors
behind Operation ShadowHammer have targeted users of the
ASUS Live Update Utility by injecting a backdoor into it at least
between June and November 2018.
Kaspersky Lab experts estimate that the attack may have
affected more than a million users worldwide.