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Cyber crime Drug Cartels shifting to Dark Web forums amidst lockdowns

Unable to sell illegal drugs on the streets because of lockdowns, a number of drug cartels are now moving to …

Cyber crime Hack-for-hire firms spoofing WHO accounts to target organisations worldwide

Google's Threat Analysis Group has issued a warning about a number of “hack-for-hire” firms that have been creating Gmail accounts …

Threats Dozens of fake websites impersonating UK supermarket chains

At a time when supermarkets in the UK are experiencing their fastest growth in sales, cyber criminals have been setting …

Cyber crime The coronavirus pandemic moved life online – a surge in website defacing followed

One consequence of the public’s compliance with social distancing and quarantines during the COVID-19 pandemic is a sharp decline in most …

Apps UK fears cyber criminals will use NHSX COVID-19 tracing app to launch cyber attacks

Nearly half (48%) of the UK public surveyed about the NHSX COVID-19 tracing app do not trust the UK government …

Cyber risk Despite lacking security tools, 84% of organisations support remote work

As many as 84% of organisations are likely to continue to support remote work after the lockdown lifts even though …

Cyber risk Security flaw in ARMv7 allows hackers to gain control over smart cars

Security experts at Cisco have discovered a memory corruption vulnerability in GNU libc for ARMv7 that enables attackers to target …

Cyber crime Thousands of Israeli websites defaced by ‘Hackers of Savior’

A relatively new hacker group calling itself ‘Hackers of Savior’ has been found attacking and defacing thousands of Israeli websites …

Data privacy EasyJet faces £18 billion class action lawsuit following massive breach

EasyJet has been slapped with a class-action lawsuit with a potential liability of £18 billion for suffering a massive data …

Data leak Mitsubishi data breach may have compromised “cutting-edge” missile tech

Japan is investigating if a cyber attack on Mitsubishi Electric in January this year possibly compromised intellectual property associated with …

Data protection UK businesses reported 2,629 security incidents to ICO in Q4

The Information Commissioner's Office has reported a 19% dip in the number of reported security incidents during Q4 2019-20 compared …

Ransomware Vigilante hackers launch ransomware attack on loan scammers

A hacker group known as CyberWare is using a new ransomware called MilkmanVictory to target companies that, it believes, are …