The ICO has warned businesses that they must have adequate IT security procedures in place to withstand a targeted online attack. The warning came  as the ICO issued a news release confirming that the Racing Post had signed   an undertaking committing to improve its IT practices after its website was hacked and the personal data of 677,335 of its customers compromised. An ICO investigation found that the Racing Post had failed to apply up-to-date security patches leaving the website vulnerable to attack.

ICO news release – 28 August 2014