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Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”
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Biden warns cyber attacks could lead to “shooting war”

The comments come as the US continues to battle a wave of serious cyber attacks
28 Jul 2021
China slams Microsoft hack accusations as ‘groundless and irresponsible’
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China slams Microsoft hack accusations as ‘groundless and irresponsible’

This comes after the New Zealand government joined international condemnation of China’s alleged exploitation of the Microsoft Exchange Platform
20 Jul 2021
UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack
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UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server attack

Dominic Raab calls on the Chinese government to put an end to this "systematic cyber sabotage"
19 Jul 2021
US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations
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US puts trade restrictions on six Russian organisations

The move comes after the US blamed Russia for the SolarWinds attack in April
19 Jul 2021
MI5 chief warns public of growing cyber espionage threat
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MI5 chief warns public of growing cyber espionage threat

More than 10,000 people have been targeted by foreign spies in the last five years, according to the agency
14 Jul 2021
US, UK security agencies warn against Russian ‘global brute force campaign’
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US, UK security agencies warn against Russian ‘global brute force campaign’

APT28 is accused of targeting hundreds of government and private sector targets worldwide
2 Jul 2021
SolarWinds hackers breach Microsoft support agent to target customers
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SolarWinds hackers breach Microsoft support agent to target customers

Nobelium engaged in password spray and brute-force attacks after implanting malware on a device belonging to a Microsoft employee
28 Jun 2021
UK and US announce new science and technology partnership
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Policy & legislation

UK and US announce new science and technology partnership

The two countries will collaborate on creating new jobs as well as increasing the cyber security of UK and US citizens
11 Jun 2021
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
2 Jun 2021
SolarWinds hackers hit 150 organisations in new wave of attacks
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SolarWinds hackers hit 150 organisations in new wave of attacks

Microsoft warns that “nation-state cyber attacks aren’t slowing”
28 May 2021
Russian spy chief rebuffs “pathetic” SolarWinds hack accusations
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Russian spy chief rebuffs “pathetic” SolarWinds hack accusations

Sergei Naryshkin said the tactics of the attack were similar to those used by US and British intelligence agencies.
18 May 2021
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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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
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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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