Subject: SCN Daily News (HTML) Monday, 29 April 2019
Date: 29/04/2019, 10:51

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Monday, 29 April 2019

Finland Begins Regulating Crypto Service Providers

Finland's president has approved a law to regulate cryptocurrency service providers including exchanges, custodian wallet providers, and issuers of cryptocurrencies. The law will enter into force next week. Crypto service providers will need to register with the country's Financial Supervisory Authority and meet statutory requirements.


Sainsbury's Opens First TILL-FREE Supermarket as Grocer Goes Entirely Digital

Sainsbury's has launched its first digital-only store that will feature no tills whatsoever.

Starting today, shoppers at Sainsbury's Holborn Circus in London, will be able to check out on their phones only, as part of the grocer's latest trial to speed up the shopping experience.

It said at present, 82% of transactions at the trial store are cashless - with many customers workers on the go.

The experiment will put SmartShop Scan, Pay & Go technology to the test "making grocery shopping quicker and more convenient".

Link: The Mirror

Docker Hub Security Breach Exposes Credentials of 190,000 Users

"On Thursday, April 25th, 2019, we discovered unauthorized access to a single Hub database storing a subset of non-financial user data. Upon discovery, we acted quickly to intervene and secure the site.

During a brief period of unauthorized access to a Docker Hub database, sensitive data from approximately 190,000 accounts may have been exposed (less than 5% of Hub users). Data includes usernames and hashed passwords for a small percentage of these users, as well as GitHub and Bitbucket tokens for Docker autobuilds".

Link: Graham Cluley

How Contactless Payments at KFC, Burger King and McDonald's Drive Thrus can Result in GBP 200 Fine

It's the law not to use your phone while driving, and this even extends to when the car is stopped but the engine is still running.

So it's no surprise that buying a meal at a McDonald's, KFC or Burger King drive-thru, could cost you dearly because of laws that are being enforced.

A penalty of up to GBP 200 can be given to anyone who is caught using their phones while their engine is running.

Link: Kent Live

Borough Fined for Gang Matrix Data Breach

The UK data privacy regulator the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined the London Borough of Newham GBP 145,000 for disclosing the personal information of 203 people who featured on a police intelligence database. The database is known as the 'Gangs Matrix' for recording details of alleged gang members.

Link: Professional Security

DVLA Driving Licence Warning - The Mistake Which Could Put You at Risk of Fraud

Motorists are warned that they could be exposing themselves to fraud if they share photographs of their licence online. Drivers may share pictures of their licence on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or other social media websites. Sharing pictures of your licence on this social media website on social media could make you a target of fraudsters.

Link: Daily Express

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