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University of Hertfordshire hit by cyberattack impacting all systems

On April 14, the University of Hertfordshire experienced a cyberattack which impacted all systems. The attack on the university’s systems disabled its Wi-Fi network, student record portal and email system. In addition, students also reported being unable to access Office 365 services, including its main collaboration platform MS Teams, as well as Canvas and Zoom. All online teaching […]


Check Point Software report shows the enormity of global mobile malware attacks

Check Point Software’s Mobile Security Report 2021 shows almost every organization globally experienced a mobile malware attack during the past year. Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its Mobile Security Report 2021. The report examines the latest emerging threats targeting enterprise mobile devices and gives a comprehensive overview […]


Booking.com fined for delay in reporting data breach

The Dutch Data Protection Authority (DPA) has imposed a €475,000 fine on Booking.com because the company took too long to report a data breach to the DPA. When the breach occurred, criminals obtained the personal data of over 4,000 customers. They also obtained the credit card information of almost 300 people. In a telephone scam […]


Norwegian Parliament is target of a cyberattack

Norwegian Parliament, The Storting, has been the target of a cyberattack. The attack by unknown hackers was linked to a “vulnerability” in Microsoft’s Exchange software, the parliament said, adding that this was an “international problem.” Marianne Andreassen, Secretary General of the Storting, said: “We know that data has been extracted, but we do not have […]


Verkada is victim of security camera hack

Security company Verkada is reported to have been the victim of a hack of up to 150,000 security cameras. The attack targeted a Jenkins server used by its support team to perform bulk maintenance operations on customer cameras, such as adjusting camera image settings upon customer request. The attackers gained access to this server on […]


European Banking Authority’s email servers compromised in cyberattack

It has been reported that the European Banking Authority’s email servers have been compromised in a global Microsoft Exchange cyberattack. The EU body said personal data may have been accessed from its servers. And it had pulled its entire email system offline while it assessed the damage. In a statement it said: “The EBA is […]


European Banking Authority hit by Microsoft Exchange hack

It has been reported that the European Banking Authority’s email servers have been compromised in a global Microsoft Exchange cyber-attack. The EU body said personal data may have been accessed from its servers. And it had pulled its entire email system offline while it assessed the damage. An EBA statement said: “At this stage, the […]


Canadian airplane manufacturer suffers cybersecurity breach

Canadian airplane manufacturer, Bombardier has announced that it recently suffered a limited cybersecurity breach. An initial investigation revealed that an unauthorized party accessed and extracted data by exploiting a vulnerability affecting a third-party file-transfer application, which was running on purpose-built servers isolated from the main Bombardier IT network. In accordance with established cybersecurity procedures and […]


TrickBot emerges as UAE’s top malware threat

Check Point Research, the Threat Intelligence arm of Check Point Software Technologies, a leading provider of cybersecurity solutions globally, has published its latest UAE Threat Index for January 2021. Researchers found that banking trojan Trickbot impacted 7% of organisations in the UAE, while the EMOTET trojan which has remained in first place in the top […]


Covid-19 makes UK manufacturers prime targets for cybercriminals

The on-going pandemic has created a series of emergencies for UK manufacturers. A combination of rapidly implemented remote working, together with reduced staffing, closures and supply chain disruption led to lost revenue and productivity, with security neglected as business leaders sought to fight the most visibly pressing issues first. More than half (58%) of manufacturing […]


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