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Bouygues Group’s construction subsidiary hit by massive ransomware attack

The Bouygues Group’s construction subsidiary has advised that it was recently paralysed by a major cyberattack. The attack caused a huge amount of damage as the entire computer network was impacted and all of the company’s servers shut down. The company issued an update on the attack: “Following the virus attack on the Bouygues Construction […]


A Teesside council website down due to suspected cyberattack

An issue regarding the failure of a Teesside council’s IT systems is believed to be the result of a suspected cyberattack. Redcar and Cleveland Council has said that there is no evidence to suggest personal data has been lost and that it is still able to receive and answer limited calls and emails, prioritising urgent messages. […]


6.5 million eligible voters in Israel have personal data leaked

It has been reported that the personal data of 6.5 million voters in Israel has been leaked. The incident came as a result of a software flaw which meant full names, addresses and identity card numbers were exposed. The security fault was linked with an app used by the country’s Prime Minister and his party […]


Cosmetics giant exposes millions of data records

Cosmetics giant, Estée Lauder, has come under scrutiny as its database exposed around 440 million data records, according to researchers. The records were said to have contained email addresses but didn’t include any sensitive employee information. The company issued the following statement: “On January 30, 2020, we were made aware that a limited number of […]


TikTok vulnerability let hackers access parts of users’ accounts

It has been reported that multiple vulnerabilities have been found within smartphone video sharing app, TikTok, which it now says have been fixed. The vulnerabilities had the potential to allow hackers to manipulate content and extract personal data, according to Israeli-based cybersecurity company, Check Point. Researchers found that it was possible to spoof text messages to make […]


Unsecured database exposes sensitive data of British consultancy firms

It has been revealed that an unsecured database has exposed the sensitive data of British consultancy firms. vpnMentor’s research team discovered the breach and found that the sensitive information belonged to the firms as well as thousands of British professionals. The files were found to be stored on Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 bucket which […]


Richard Branson launches new bid to take on scammers

In his latest bid to crack down on scammers using his name and image online, Virgin Founder, Sir Richard Branson, has released an animated guide to spotting a scam before it’s too late. Fake endorsements are commonplace online, with scammers targeting those who comment or post on high-profile social media pages, including Richard Branson’s. Often, […]


Venafi reveals research on security controls for human and machine identities

Venafi, a leading provider of machine identity protection, has announced the results of a study comparing security controls for human and machine identities. The study evaluated responses from over 1,500 IT security professionals from the US, UK, France, Germany and Australia across a range of company sizes and industries. People rely on usernames and passwords […]


Sophos uncovers new version of Snatch ransomware

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity,  has published an investigative report, Snatch Ransomware Reboots PCs into Safe Mode to Bypass Protection, by SophosLabs and Sophos Managed Threat Response. The report details the changing attack methods of Snatch ransomware, first seen in December 2018, including rebooting PCs into safe mode mid-attack in an attempt to bypass behavioural protections that […]


Sophos reveals details of Emotet ecosystem

Sophos, a global leader in next-generation cybersecurity solutions, has released an infographic – produced by experts within SophosLabs – describes the infection process and subsequent behaviour commonly displayed by samples in the Emotet malware family. Emotet is routinely among the most problematic and widely distributed malware family that Sophos researchers encounter daily. If there were […]


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