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NCSC warns schools of renewed ransomware threat

The UK’s cybersecurity agency has issued an alert to schools, colleges and universities about an increase in hacking attempts around the start of the new academic year.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned the education sector to be aware of ransomware attacks and urged organisations to follow their guidance on securing their networks.


Lindy Cameron to replace Ciaran Martin as NCSC CEO in October

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced that Lindy Cameron is to become its new chief executive from October.

She will succeed Ciaran Martin, who led the setting-up of the NCSC in 2016, and joins from her role as director-general of the Northern Ireland Office.

The NCSC, which is part of GCHQ, is the UK’s lead authority on cyber security, overseeing the response to cyber attacks and improving the cyber resilience of the UK’s national infrastructure.


UK cyber security agency launches Covid-19 phishing reporting service

The UK’s cyber security agency has launched a service which allows people to report suspicious emails to them.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned of criminals increasingly looking to use the coronavirus pandemic as a way to scam people.


UK issues cyber advice for homeworking firms to prevent criminals exploiting coronavirus

The UK’s cyber security agency has issued guidance to companies on how to keep data safe as criminals seek to exploit coronavirus fears. It comes as more workers resort to working from home, in response to the latest recommendations from the Government aimed at slowing the spread of Covid-19. The advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – which is a part of GCHQ – details steps on how organisations should prepare for increased remote working and ensure staff are vigilant with work devices that may contain sensitive data.


What caused the Labour Party cyber attack?

The Labour Party has said it experienced a “sophisticated and large-scale cyber attack” on its digital platforms, which was later revealed to be a DDoS attack.

A Labour source confirmed that the attack was DDoS in nature, meaning that the perpetrator attempted to cause its digital platforms to crash by flooding them with so much traffic from various sources that services struggle to load properly.



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