cyber warfare

NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects
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NCSC warns councils over ‘foreign influence’ in smart city projects

16-page report details cyber security and privacy risks of signing agreements with foreign state-backed companies
7 May 2021
The West faces “a moment of reckoning” in technology and cyber security
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The West faces “a moment of reckoning” in technology and cyber security

GCHQ director Jeremy Fleming claims that future technologies are likely to be shaped by nations like China
23 Apr 2021
Why is the government cutting troops for emerging forms of warfare?
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cyber warfare

Why is the government cutting troops for emerging forms of warfare?

Are plans to reduce troop numbers to 72,000 in order to invest in newer forms of warfare future-proofing, or a mistake?
23 Apr 2021
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
22 Apr 2021
Hackers exploit Pulse Secure VPN flaws in sophisticated global campaign
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Hackers exploit Pulse Secure VPN flaws in sophisticated global campaign

Chinese-backed groups have been spying on US and European organisations including those in the defence industry
21 Apr 2021
What is NotPetya?
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What is NotPetya?

We take a look at the malware that first came to prominence in 2016 and targets Windows-based machines
26 Mar 2021
What is cyber warfare?
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Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
23 Mar 2021
NCSC issues Exchange hack warning as Microsoft probes security partner leak
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NCSC issues Exchange hack warning as Microsoft probes security partner leak

An estimated 7,000 UK servers have been affected by the vulnerabilities and only half have been secured
15 Mar 2021
Microsoft Exchange servers targeted by 'at least ten hacker groups'
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Microsoft Exchange servers targeted by 'at least ten hacker groups'

ESET research found that hackers managed to install backdoors on more than 5,000 servers in over 115 countries
11 Mar 2021
‘Hundreds of thousands’ of victims in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks
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‘Hundreds of thousands’ of victims in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks

Even if you patched the same day Microsoft released fixes, there’s every chance a web shell is on your server
8 Mar 2021
France uncovers SolarWinds-esque cyber attack targeting Centreon
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cyber attacks

France uncovers SolarWinds-esque cyber attack targeting Centreon

Hackers infiltrated the systems of several organisations in 2017 by compromising the enterprise IT platform
16 Feb 2021
Microsoft: ‘More than 1,000 engineers’ executed SolarWinds attack
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Microsoft: ‘More than 1,000 engineers’ executed SolarWinds attack

The company's president Brad Smith says the ongoing hack is the 'largest and most sophisticated the world has ever seen'
15 Feb 2021
Hacking campaigns reveal Iranian attacks on dissidents
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Hacking campaigns reveal Iranian attacks on dissidents

Iran-backed groups are targeting peoples’ mobile phones and PCs with sophisticated spyware
8 Feb 2021
UK military used malware to disrupt extremist networks
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UK military used malware to disrupt extremist networks

Experts cite WannaCry with warnings that hacking tools have the potential for severe collateral damage
8 Feb 2021
US government blames Russia for SolarWinds hack
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Security

US government blames Russia for SolarWinds hack

The accusation comes as SolarWinds faces legal action for failing to disclose vulnerabilities in a timely manner
6 Jan 2021
SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code
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SolarWinds hackers accessed Microsoft source code

The firm doesn't consider this as an elevation of risk due to its open source development best practices
4 Jan 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Solarwinds, HPE, and PostgreSQL
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Weekly threat roundup: Solarwinds, HPE, and PostgreSQL

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
17 Dec 2020
Microsoft blocks customer access to malicious SolarWinds binaries
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Security

Microsoft blocks customer access to malicious SolarWinds binaries

The firm has moved to quarantine potential threats as reports emerge of the role of Microsoft 365 in the devastating breach
16 Dec 2020
Facebook links notorious OceanLotus cyber gang with Vietnamese IT company
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Security

Facebook links notorious OceanLotus cyber gang with Vietnamese IT company

This rare public attribution has been denied by the local IT services company
11 Dec 2020
State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts
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Security

State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Microsoft reveals “unconscionable” attacks by Russian and North Korean groups against seven organisations
16 Nov 2020
State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts
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State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Microsoft reveals “unconscionable” attacks by Russian and North Korean groups against seven organisations
16 Nov 2020
It's too late to let slip the robodogs of war now we have ransomware
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It's too late to let slip the robodogs of war now we have ransomware

Why bother with killer robots when one dodgy email attachment can shutdown whole organisations?
10 Nov 2020
US charges six Russians behind NotPetya and Olympics hacks
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Security

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