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Yahoo fined £250,000 over cyber-attack

Yahoo’s UK arm has been fined £250,000 ($335,000) by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) over a data breach affecting more than 500 million users which took place in 2014. The incident was reported two years later. The firm said “state-sponsored” hackers had stolen personal information, which included names, emails, unencrypted security questions and answers. [...]

By | June 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Amazon leaves over 10,000 Children’s Phone ID’s unprotected

The Apple and Android IDs of more than 10,000 children were left unprotected on Amazon cloud servers for months, reports ZDNet. The data was found on one server run by Teensafe, which makes an app parents can use to monitor and control their child's phone use. Also exposed were plaintext passwords, parents' email addresses as [...]

By | May 29th, 2018|News|0 Comments

‘Skygofree’ Malware can steal Wattsapp Messages and Secretly Record Phone Users

Security researchers describe it as 'one of the most advanced mobile implants' they have ever come across Highly advanced spyware that’s capable of stealing WhatsApp messages from victims has been discovered by cyber security researchers. The malware can “spy extensively” on people, and force their phones to record audio and video and take pictures, and [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Facebook Messenger Infects PC’s with Malware

Cybercriminals are using Facebook Messenger to infect computers with malware that mines cryptocurrency. Security researchers the Trend Micro cyber security firm said "Digmine" is targeting as many machines as possible, in order to earn monero – an alternative to bitcoin– for its creators. It could also help cyber criminals completely take over a Facebook account, [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Firms to be fined for poor cyber security

The government has recently announced that they intend to issue multi-million pound fines to firms that fail to effectively protect themselves from cyber-attacks. As nations rely on digitalisation, hackers may attempt to cause mass disruption by targeting critical national infrastructure and systems which the UK government and citizens rely on, such as healthcare systems, electricity and water supply. Under a new government directive, regulators will be able to inspect cyber-security within organisations, however, imposing fines will be the last resort. Margot James the current Minister for Digital said “We want our essential services and infrastructure to be primed and ready to tackle cyber-attacks and be resilient against major disruption to services,” The National Cyber Security Center has released guidance for companies in relation to this EU directive on the security of Networks and Information Systems (NIS) which can be viewed here  The new legislation will be effective in the UK from 10 May, it covers security breaches such as the WannaCry attack that brought down the NHS in May 2017. New measures aimed to improve cyber security will allow organisations to quickly alert regulatory bodies to any security breaches via an easy to use reporting system. These new industry-specific regulatory bodies will aim to encourage companies to their cyber security as well as levying fines as and where required. Companies who have collaborated with regulators and taken all of the appropriate security preparation measures will not be at risk of being fined. The UK is becoming more alert to hacking threats to the state following various countries that have suffered attacks on their critical infrastructure. Russia were accused of interfering in the 2016 USA presidential election and France withdrew their electronic vote due to fears of sabotage by hackers during the summer of 2107. Having warned in an interview with the Guardian that an attack on the UK’s vital infrastructure is inevitable, NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin said “Our new guidance will give clear advice on what organisations need to do to implement essential cyber security measures. Network and information systems give critical support to everyday activities, so it is absolutely vital that they are as secure as possible.” What would be the cost to your business if your security was breached as the result of a cyber attack? Downtime & financial cost to rectify Reputation Personal data theft Protect yourself and your business from the threat of attack. Get a FREE on site, non-intrusive, deep network analysis to determine how effective your existing Cyber Security measures are. Call us on 0345 644 2245 or click here to fill in our enquiry form and a member of the team will be in touch. […]

By | February 5th, 2018|News|0 Comments

iPhones, iPads & Mac computers open to data theft by hackers

Apple has said that all iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by two major flaws in computer chips. It emerged this week that tech companies have been racing to fix the Meltdown and Spectre bugs, that could allow hackers to steal data. Billions of PCs, smartphones and tablets around the world are affected - [...]

By | January 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

UK Government Security Breach

The British government has issued a warning about the security risks of using a Russian anti-virus software. The National Cyber Security Centre is to write to all government departments warning against using the products for systems related to cyber security. The UK cyber-security agency say the software could be exploited by the Russian government. Security [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Shadow Brokers move bitcoins after hacking tool auction

Bitcoins worth £18,500 ($24,000) that were sent to hacker group the Shadow Brokers have been moved. The funds were received during an auction of hacking tools that failed to attract much interest before the group eventually released the tools for free. One leak included an exploit that helped the WannaCry ransomware to spread around the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

National Crime Agency warning over computer viruses

Almost 11,000 people had their computer hacked by a virus last year, giving cyber criminals access to personal data. The National Crime Agency is now warning people of the dangers of failing to protect electronic devices. Watch this video to find out more... http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-28768523/national-crime-agency-warning-over-computer-viruses Protect yourself and your business from the threat of cyber attack. [...]

By | May 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

Cyber-attack: Is my computer at risk?

Experts are warning that there could be further ransomware cases this week after the global cyber-attack. So, what has happened and how can organisations and individuals protect themselves from such attacks? What is the scale of the attack? Ransomware - a malicious program that locks a computer's files until a ransom is paid - is [...]

By | May 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments