Podcast Cyber extortion: to pay or not to pay?

Cyber extortion is our theme this week; the crime involving an attack or threat of an attack coupled with a …

Threats NCSC asks businesses to prepare against destructive ransomware attacks

In a recent advisory, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned about the growing cyber threat posed by …

News DHSC reveals WannaCry ransomware attack cost the NHS £92 million

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has estimated that the WannaCry ransomware attack, which took place between 12th …

News New malware consists of ransomware, cryptocurrency miners and botnet features

Linux and Windows users – meet XBash. Palo Alto Networks has recently uncovered a type of malware that combines capabilities …

Threats Hacker pleads guilty after infecting 50,000 computers with ransomware

17 months after the arrest of Peter Yuryevich Levashov in Barcelona, the world’s 7th worst spammer finally pleaded guilty to …

Threats Hold your hoarding – why you should never pay a crypto ransom

Vendor View: Richard Agnew, EMEA VP at Code42 on how the lack of effective data security strategy drives crypto-hoarding. It’s not …

News Data breach at Lewisham Council leaked personal data of over 6,000 citizens

Lewisham Council has announced that cyber criminals gained unauthorised access to "an IT storage portal" in April that was being …

Threats Ransomware makes a comeback after almost disappearing in Q1

Earlier this year, the FBI noted in its yearly Internet Crime Report that ransomware attacks in the United States went …

Threats Cyber-attack forces government workers to switch to typewriters

Officials in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Alaska were forced to bring back typewriters from the closets and resort to writing …

Threats Cost of data breaches in the UK fell 59 percent from last year

Even though data breaches have become a fact of life for many small, medium and large businesses in the UK …

Threats Fresh ransomware attack on Ukrainian energy ministry isn’t anything like NotPetya

Less than a year after suspected Russian hackers launched the destructive NotPetya cyber attack on Ukrainian businesses, banks, media organisations, …

Information security Boeing suffers WannaCry ransomware attack, says production not hit

Boeing, the world's leading airplane manufacturer, found itself at the receiving end of a WannaCry ransomware attack on Wednesday but …