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Four hackers arrested in Poland in nationwide action against cybercrime

The Polish authorities have announced the arrest of four suspected hackers as part of a coordinated strike against cybercrime. Those arrested are believed to be among the most active cybercriminals in the country.   This operation was carried out by the Polish Police Centre Bureau of Investigation (Centralne Biuro Śledecze Policji) under the supervision of […]

Cybersecurity alert issued following rising attacks on UK academia

Cybersecurity experts have stepped up support for UK schools, colleges and universities following a spate of online attacks with the potential to de-rail their preparations for the new term. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) issued an alert to the sector containing a number of steps they can take to keep cybercriminals out of their […]

One of the biggest online piracy groups in the world taken down

An alleged criminal network of copyright infringing hackers, mainly responsible for pirating movies and hosting illegal digital content worldwide, was dismantled in a co-ordinated action between US authorities and their counterparts in 18 countries around the world, with Europol and Eurojust support. On August 25, 60 servers were taken down in North America, Europe and […]

Cruise operator Carnival Corporation & Plc suffers ransomware attack

Cruise line operator Carnival Corporation & Carnival plc has announced that one of its brands suffered a ransomware attack that accessed and encrypted a portion of IT systems. The unauthorised access also included the download of certain data files.  In a statement, the company said that, based on a preliminary assessment and the information currently […]

Canon targeted by Maze ransomware

One of the world’s largest digital camera operators – Canon’s cloud storage platform – has been hit with Maze ransomware with the malicious cybercriminals allegedly nabbing around 10GB of data from the company. It’s also understood that the ransomware troupe’s attack has impacted other services including Canon’s email server, as well as 24 of their […]

UK stands with US and Canada over suspected Russian vaccine cyberattacks

The UK has called for an end to irresponsible cyberattacks by the Russian Intelligence Services, who are suspected of collecting information on vaccine development and research into the COVID-19 virus. This follows a joint advisory by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the US and Canada on how to protect against these attacks. The […]

COVID-19 phishing attacks continue to increase

KnowBe4 has released the results of its Q2 2020 top-clicked phishing report. The results found that phishing email attacks related to COVID-19 remained frequent in Q2 2020. Covering the second quarter, simulated phishing tests with a message related to the Coronavirus were the most popular, with a total of 56%. Social media messages were another […]

Australia and UK open joint investigation into Clearview AI

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) and the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have opened a joint investigation into the personal information handling practices of Clearview AI, focusing on the company’s use of ‘scraped’ data and biometrics of individuals. The investigation highlights the importance of enforcement cooperation in protecting the personal information of […]

UK diners and pubgoers at risk of email fraud as lockdown restrictions are eased

Proofpoint has released research identifying that only one (2%) of the UK’s top 50 most popular dining and pub brands has implemented the strictest level of DMARC (Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance) protection. This protocol stops cybercriminals spoofing an organisation’s identity and decreases the risk of email fraud for customers.  Worryingly, this means the […]

Honda confirms cyberattack which brought parts of its operations to a standstill

Honda has confirmed a cyberattack that brought parts of its global operations to a standstill. The company said in a statement to the BBC on Tuesday that the attack took place on the Honda network on an internal server and that the problem was affecting its ability to access its computer servers, use email and otherwise […]

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