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Optus notifies customers of cyberattack compromising customer information

Following a cyberattack, Optus, one of the largest telecommunications companies in Australia, is investigating the possible unauthorised access of current and former customers’ information. Upon discovering this, Optus immediately shut down the attack. Optus is working with the Australian Cyber Security Centre to mitigate any risks to customers. Optus has also notified the Australian Federal […]

Uber investigates huge data breach

Uber, one of the world’s leading automotive companies, has announced it has suffered a data breach. In a statement released by the company, it said: ‘An Uber EXT contractor had their account compromised by an attacker. It is likely that the attacker purchased the contractor’s Uber corporate password on the Dark Web, after the contractor’s […]

Cybereason warns global critical infrastructure operators after attacks from ransomware gang

Cybereason has issued a global Threat Analysis Report investigating the Ragnar Locker ransomware gang and its attacks on networks of global critical infrastructure operators. Ragnar Locker first emerged in 2019 and since its debut hundreds of companies have been victimised. Cybereason assesses the threat level of Ragnar Locker ransomware attacks against critical infrastructure operators as […]

Tough new rules confirmed to protect UK telecoms networks against cyberattacks

Tough new security rules broadband and mobile companies will have to follow to better protect UK networks from potential cyberattacks are due to be brought into force by the government. The new telecoms security regulations will be among the strongest in the world and will provide much tougher protections for the UK from cyberthreats which […]

Cisco confirms it suffered a cyberattack

Cisco has confirmed that it suffered a cyberattack by the Yanluowang ransomware gang in late May. The tech giant said in a statement that it took immediate action to contain and eradicate the bad actors after discovering the breach. The statement can be found here. Sam Linford, AVP EMEA Channel at Deep Instinct, commented: “Cisco’s […]

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, […]

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