Threats Amazon & eBay stop selling CloudPets toys citing security concerns

In November last year, Consumer rights group Which? warned people about serious security loopholes in popular Bluetooth-enabled toys such as …

Threats Hackers using Mirai framework in new botnet exploits

Mirai first appeared in 2016 as the first real botnet that could seriously exploit vulnerabilities in millions of IoT devices …

Information Security Electronic lock system used by global hotel chains vulnerable to hackers

An electronic lock system used by several global hotel chains and hotels worldwide contained vulnerabilities that allowed cyber criminals to …

Information Security Hacker group Orangeworm targeting healthcare firms on a grand scale, finds Symantec

Security researchers at Symantec have discovered how a hacker group named Orangeworm has been deploying backdoors to carry out supply …

Information Security 46% CIOs & IT decision makers have no control over IoT devices in their...

A recent survey has highlighted how a large number of businesses in the UK are, to a greater or lesser …

Threats Greater coordination between stakeholders a must to improve IoT security

The Royal Academy of Engineering and the PETRAS Internet of Things research hub have called for greater coordination between the …

Threats Microsoft announces AI platform for Windows 10 but experts warn of security risks

Microsoft announced last week that it will launch a new AI platform for Windows 10 that will allow developers to …

Threats CCTV cameras at British schools hacked & their live feeds broadcasted on US website

Poor security around CCTV cameras came back to bite four schools in the UK recently after cyber criminals hacked into …

Threats All IoT devices are potentially at risk of cyber attacks, warns Interpol

Interpol has warned that all IoT devices that are connected to the Internet are at risk of cyber attacks and …

Threats Poorly-secured smart energy meters could place millions at risk from hackers, warns GCHQ

New smart energy meters that are set to be installed in 27 million homes across the UK have been flagged …

Threats Petya, NotPetya, Good Rabbit, Bad Rabbit… the rise of ransomware

Ransomware NOUN mass noun A type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until a sum …

Culture & Education Why does a privilege account breach translate to ‘game over’ for a business?

There are dozens of breaches everyday in businesses across the UK. Some we hear about, some we don't. Some disclose …