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Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant
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Sopra Steria confirms it was hit by new Ryuk ransomware variant

The French IT services firm has admitted it will take "weeks" for business operations to return to normal
26 Oct 2020
US charges six Russians behind NotPetya and Olympics hacks
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US charges six Russians behind NotPetya and Olympics hacks

The GRU members spread some of the most infamous malware strains including NotPetya and Olympic Destroyer
20 Oct 2020
Google blocked record-breaking 2.5Tbps DDoS attack in 2017
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Google blocked record-breaking 2.5Tbps DDoS attack in 2017

The previously unknown attack, which was triggered by state-backed hackers, is the largest DDoS attack on record
19 Oct 2020
British Airways dodges £183 million data breach fine after coronavirus disruption
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British Airways dodges £183 million data breach fine after coronavirus disruption

The Information Commissioner's Office will now fine the airline £20 million for a data breach that affected over 400,000 customers
16 Oct 2020
New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated
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New York finance watchdog says Twitter hack proves social media should be regulated

The New York State Department of Financial Services says social media firms have too much responsibility with little government oversight
15 Oct 2020
What is hacktivism?
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What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
13 Oct 2020
Securing remote workers in the age of teleworking
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Securing remote workers in the age of teleworking

Using foundational network infrastructure
13 Oct 2020
Hackney Council targeted by "serious" cyber attack
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Hackney Council targeted by "serious" cyber attack

Online services and IT systems have been disrupted by the ongoing security threat
13 Oct 2020
What is WannaCry?
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What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
12 Oct 2020
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
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What is the Computer Misuse Act?

If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
8 Oct 2020
UK ransomware attacks surged 80% in latest quarter
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UK ransomware attacks surged 80% in latest quarter

Check Point's findings show that hackers continue to take advantage of mass remote working
7 Oct 2020
Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns
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Paying ransomware demands may breach international sanctions, US Treasury warns

Advisories warn that it's illegal to engage with entities inside countries under economic sanctions
2 Oct 2020
Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach
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Blackbaud admits bank account details were lost in May data breach

Cloud firm faces growing backlash and potential legal action in the US following cyber attack over the summer
2 Oct 2020
Less than 1% of computer hacking offences resulted in prosecution in 2019
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Less than 1% of computer hacking offences resulted in prosecution in 2019

Of the 17,600 offences recorded in the UK, just 57 were able to be tried under the Computer Misuse Act, report finds
1 Oct 2020
IBM: Ransomware incidents "exploded" in June
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IBM: Ransomware incidents "exploded" in June

IBM Security X-Force report also finds that ransom demands are increasing to as much as $40 million
30 Sep 2020
Flightradar24 struck by three cyber attacks in two days
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Flightradar24 struck by three cyber attacks in two days

The continued onslaught has knocked the flight tracker offline as its engineers work to restore services
29 Sep 2020
What is cyber security?
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What is cyber security?

To learn what cyber security is, you also have to know what it's not
24 Sep 2020
What is cyber warfare?
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What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
22 Sep 2020
Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks
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Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks

Education providers should instal safeguards ahead of new term start, warns UK security agency
17 Sep 2020
'Largest ever' Magecart hack compromises 2,000 online stores
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'Largest ever' Magecart hack compromises 2,000 online stores

The personal details of tens of thousands of customers were stolen from just one compromised Magento-powered site
15 Sep 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The myth of reputational damage
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The IT Pro Podcast: The myth of reputational damage

Is reputational damage from a data breach really worth worrying about?
10 Sep 2020
UK gov to fund cyber security training to protect coronavirus research
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UK gov to fund cyber security training to protect coronavirus research

NCSC warns of heightened risk of cyber attacks against companies working on a coronavirus vaccine
10 Sep 2020
Data centre provider Equinix hit by ransomware
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Data centre provider Equinix hit by ransomware

Early investigations suggest the attack is limited to the company's own internal systems
10 Sep 2020