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Cyber security Monitoring Cyber Essentials

A new service provides a continuous assessment of compliance with the UK Government's Cyber Essentials controls avoiding the danger that …

Ransomware Telecom Argentina suffers ransomware attack; told to pay £5.8m to recover files

Telecom Argentina has been handed a ransom demand of £5.81 million by ransomware hackers who have managed to encrypt up …

Breach University of York data breach: Ransomware attack on CRM provider breaches allumni records

The University of York has announced that a ransomware attack suffered by its CRM provider Blackbaud resulted in a cyber …

Cyber crime State-backed Chinese hackers indicted for stealing COVID-19 research data

Two Chinese hackers working for China's Ministry of State Security (MSS) have been indicted by a U.S. court for targeting …

Cyber warfare Parliament committee report calls for coordinated action against Russian cyber ops

The Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) today released its much-anticipated report on Russian activities targeting the UK, stating that …

Data leak 7 free VPN apps leaked the personal data of over 20 million VPN users

Seven free VPN apps created by a Hong Kong-based developer were found leaking the personal data of over 20 million …

Data protection Health sector accounted for 20% of personal data breaches, says ICO

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) today published its annual report for FY 2019-20, stating that it handled over 12,000 reports …

SMEs COVID-19 increases cyber and financial risks

COVID-19 has Increased cyber and financial risks as security teams reduce staff. 

Breach Orange says ransomware attack compromised data of 20 enterprise customers

French telecommunications company Orange has confirmed that it suffered a ransomware attack this month that resulted in hackers accessing the …

Threats Russia-backed APT29 targeting firms engaged in coronavirus vaccine research

The National Cyber Security Centre today red-flagged Russia-back hacker group APT29 for targeting organisations involved in coronavirus vaccine development with …

News Legislation for the cyber security of smart consumer devices

The UK government has published proposals for a new law that will help protect millions of smart device users from …

Cyber risk 99% of top websites vulnerable to Magecart & formjacking attacks

As many as 99% of the world’s top websites do not have adequate security controls to defend against Magecart, formjacking, …