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 [...]

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 [...]

‘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. [...]

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 [...]

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. […]

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 [...]