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Strength of UK cyber programmes evident in award nomination
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Strength of UK cyber programmes evident in award nomination

Uptake of other initiatives also indicates growing respect for the field
5 Nov 2019
First mass BlueKeep exploitation spotted in the wild
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First mass BlueKeep exploitation spotted in the wild

Amateurish coin mining attack discovered six months after the critical Microsoft vulnerability was discovered
4 Nov 2019
Leading web domain registrars suffer data breach
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Leading web domain registrars suffer data breach

Account information with web.com, Network Solutions and register.com were accessed by cyber criminals
31 Oct 2019
Businesses stung by convincing Office 365 voicemail scam
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Businesses stung by convincing Office 365 voicemail scam

This latest wave of phishing attacks incorporates real audio recordings to create a sense of urgency
31 Oct 2019
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Is cyber security about to go interstellar?
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Is cyber security about to go interstellar?

When we think about the cyber attacks of the future, we may have to think bigger
30 Oct 2019
A lack of global norms is killing the security industry
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A lack of global norms is killing the security industry

Better protocols to facilitate global cyber co-operation should be at the forefront of innovation in the sector
30 Oct 2019
What is network forensics?
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What is network forensics?

Taking a closer look at how cyber threats are investigated at a network level
28 Oct 2019
NCSC blocked 658 cyber attacks against UK businesses in 2019
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NCSC blocked 658 cyber attacks against UK businesses in 2019

Agency's third annual report highlights ongoing threat of malicious nation-state actors
23 Oct 2019
Hackers 'are no longer winning', says KPMG cyber chief
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Hackers 'are no longer winning', says KPMG cyber chief

Despite progress over the past two years, a wealth of threats still plague both the public and private sectors
18 Oct 2019
Arm, UK gov to create chips resistant to cyber attacks
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Arm, UK gov to create chips resistant to cyber attacks

Initiative claims strong passwords and regular updates aren't enough to prevent cyber attacks
18 Oct 2019
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Prolific payment data peddler BriansClub has been hacked
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Prolific payment data peddler BriansClub has been hacked

The four-year operation is under threat as records amounting to more than double its all-time sales have been stolen back
16 Oct 2019
Microsoft releases Tamper Protection for Windows Defender
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Microsoft releases Tamper Protection for Windows Defender

The new feature 'locks down' the antivirus, preventing malware from making changes to core settings
15 Oct 2019
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APT groups exploiting VPNs to carry out cyber attacks
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APT groups exploiting VPNs to carry out cyber attacks

NCSC and NSA warn that services from Palo Alto, Fortinet and Pulse Secure are vulnerable
9 Oct 2019
Thomas Cook phishing sites skyrocket following collapse
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Thomas Cook phishing sites skyrocket following collapse

Former employees and customers are believed to be the targets of malicious campaigns capitalising on the company's liquidation
3 Oct 2019
Five steps to an effective layered defence strategy
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Five steps to an effective layered defence strategy

Analysing weak spots in an IT system can be challenging, which is why a layered approach is important
2 Oct 2019
Carbon Black: Attacks and breaches "new normal" for business
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Carbon Black: Attacks and breaches "new normal" for business

Most UK companies surveyed have suffered data breaches, as attacks increase in volume and sophistication
1 Oct 2019
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Hacker steals 218 million personal records in Zynga breach
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Hacker steals 218 million personal records in Zynga breach

Gnosticplayers is responsible for some of the biggest data breaches of the year, adding another site to their hit list
30 Sep 2019
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
27 Sep 2019
Royal Brexit bitcoin phishing hoax hits British mailboxes
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Royal Brexit bitcoin phishing hoax hits British mailboxes

Fraudsters deploy an old-school method in an attempt to outfox a tech CEO
27 Sep 2019
Tech giants form cyber security 'supergroup'
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Tech giants form cyber security 'supergroup'

Microsoft, Mastercard and others band together to help organisations get through attacks
27 Sep 2019
Securing the Web Perimeter
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Securing the Web Perimeter

How web applications can increase the risk of security breaches
25 Sep 2019
NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance
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NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance

New campaign focuses on password security, phishing, social engineering, and on-site 'tailgating'
23 Sep 2019
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Universities a 'huge target' for nation-state attackers
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Universities a 'huge target' for nation-state attackers

The UK's leading cyber security agency issued advie to elite academic institutions on how keep them and their country safe
19 Sep 2019
Modern cyber security bears 'great resemblance to Titanic'
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Modern cyber security bears 'great resemblance to Titanic'

The security head likens the maritime disaster to cyber security blunders and gives his thoughts on how to move forward
19 Sep 2019
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