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NHS 111 emergency services suffers cyberattack

The UK’s NHS 111 emergency services has been affected by a significant and ongoing outage triggered by a cyberattack. On August 7, the healthcare organisation made a statement on its Twitter account, @NHS111Wales, which said: ‘There is a major outage of a computer system that is used to refer patients from NHS 111 Wales to […]

Twilio suffers data breach as a result of phishing

Twilio, a leading tech giant headquartered in San Francisco and operating worldwide, has revealed that the company’s employee and customer accounts have been compromised. The company has revealed that ‘on August 4, 2022, Twilio became aware of unauthorised access to information related to a limited number of Twilio customer accounts through a sophisticated social engineering […]

Cyberattacks see 114% increase in last two years on education sector before back-to-school

With back-to-school around the corner, Check Point Research (CPR) sees the highest volume of cyberattacks on the education and research sector. Hackers sent the most cyberattacks on the education and research sector every month in 2022 and in 2021, marking a 114% increase these past two years. The shift to remote learning during the COVID-19 […]

British Army suffers cyberattack to its social media accounts

The British Army has confirmed, via its Twitter account, that it has been the victim of a cyberattack, reminding businesses that social media accounts are prime targets. The Ministry of Defence Press Office Twitter account confirmed the news – which the British Army retweeted – in the following statement: ‘The breach of the Army’s Twitter […]

Home Office data incidents nearly double over past year

The Home Office, the lead government department responsible for immigration, security and law and order, has recorded 9,205 personal data incidents over the past year, almost double the year prior. In the Home Office’s Annual Report and Accounts 2021-22 it was reported that over 9,205 personal data incidents occurred from April 2021 to March 2022, […]

ICO and NCSC stand together against ransomware payments

Solicitors are being asked to play their part in keeping the UK safe online by helping to tackle the rise in organisations paying out to ransomware criminals. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have been told that some firms are paying ransoms with the expectation that this is the right […]

Marriott Hotels suffers another data breach

Hotel giant, Marriott Hotels, has been hit with another data breach, falling victim to 20GB of data being stolen by an unknown threat actor. This has an alarming knock-on effect, impacting 300-400 of guests, leaving people questioning what is the best way to secure the increasingly attacked cybersecurity sector. Bill Conner, CEO and President at SonicWall, […]

Takedown of SMS-based FluBot spyware infecting Android phones

An international law enforcement operation involving 11 countries has resulted in the takedown of one of the fastest-spreading mobile malware to date. Known as FluBot, this Android malware has been spreading aggressively through SMS, stealing passwords, online banking details and other sensitive information from infected smartphones across the world. Its infrastructure was successfully disrupted earlier […]

Cybereason warns global organisations against ransomware attacks from gang

Cybereason, the XDR company, has issued a global threat alert advisory warning global organisations about a rise in ransomware attacks from the Black Basta gang. The Black Basta gang emerged in April 2022 and has victimised nearly 50 companies in the US, UK, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. Organisations in English speaking countries appear to […]

‘Safeguarding civilisation’: Protecting critical infrastructure against cyberattacks

Research from Dragos has highlighted that the industrial sector attracted increased unwanted attention from adversaries last year. With attackers continuing to up the ante and the consequences of an attack proving potentially devastating, defenders must review and prioritise their OT security strategies. Seth Enoka, Principal Industrial Incident Responder, Dragos, talks us through the research and […]

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