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Ciaran Martin reiterates cyber danger after top UK firms confess ignorance

FTSE 350 company leaders admit to not fully understanding the impact of a cyber attack on their business Leaders at some of the UK’s largest companies have been told to be more aware of cyber attacks to avoid falling victim. Despite almost all of the country’s top firms having a cyber security strategy in place,… Read More


MWC Day One: Qualcomm robots, Leonardo dIoT, disobedient coffee machines

MWC Barcelona kicked off yesterday, providing a flurry of announcements, innovations, and of course, plenty of back-patting from the major vendors and OEMs. MWC has recently taken a turn to the edge, exalted IoT and embraced 5G fever, although this year marks a return to the headlines for genuinely exciting and novel consumer innovations, with… Read More


EU democracy orgs hit by cyber attacks, Microsoft reveals

Microsoft is making its threat detection system more widely available to mitigate meddling in upcoming polls Microsoft says it has detected cyber attacks targeting think tanks and non-profit organisations across Europe in the lead-up to European Parliament elections. Between September and December, the computing firm discovered that more than 100 accounts belonging to organisations’ employees… Read More


UK softens Huawei stance as NCSC claims it can control 5G risk

Any risk posed by Chinese hardware giant Huawei to UK telecoms infrastructure can be controlled, government cybersecurity bosses have claimed The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has concluded that it can mitigate any risks posed by using the Chinese firm’s equipment in communications systems such as the upcoming rollout of new 5G networks, according to… Read More


China suspected in cyber attack on Australian political parties

The IT systems of the Australian government have been targeted by a “sophisticated” state-sponsored cyber attack, the Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison revealed The networks of all three of Australia’s major political parties – the Liberals, Labor and Nationals – were hit in an attack that forced the password reset of all users of the… Read More


Chinese state hackers attack Norwegian cloud computing firm

Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a Chinese state-sponsored cyber attack against Norwegian cloud software provider Visma, which says no client data was affected Chinese intelligence breached the network of Norwegian software firm Visma in an attempt to steal secrets from its clients, according to a new report published by Rapid7 and Recorded Future, two US cybersecurity… Read More


IoT smartphone apps ripe for breaches, say researchers

Researchers in the US and Brazil who comprehensively reviewed the security policies of IoT companion apps claim half of them are potentially vulnerable to security exploits, an estimate they say is “conservative” IoT security is a hot topic, and to be truthful has been for some time. We’ve seen the figures about attempted breaches, ignorance… Read More


Collection #2-5 data dump is three times the size of #1

A fortnight ago Collection #1 set the record for the world’s largest online data breach. It turns out it was just a fraction of what has been out there all along Earlier this month a data leak dubbed Collection #1 was discovered by internet security researcher Troy Hunt on popular file-sharing site MEGA and dark web… Read More


Airbus commercial aircraft IT system suffers cyber breach

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said it has detected a security breach that targeted its commercial aircraft business information systems, resulting in unauthorised access to employees’ personal data In a press release, Airbus said its cybersecurity experts are investigating the incident to determine its impact and origins. “This incident is being thoroughly investigated by Airbus’ experts who… Read More


Rubrik reportedly leaks massive customer database

A server security lapse exposed a huge database of customer information belonging to Rubrik, an IT security and cloud data management giant, TechCrunch reports The server was discovered by security researcher Oliver Hough, who found it was not password protected – essentially allowing anyone to rummage around inside if they knew where the server was located…. Read More


Global ransomware attack could cost businesses $200bn

A global ransomware cyber attack could cost $193bn and affect more than 600,000 businesses worldwide, says Singapore-based Cyber Risk Management (CyRiM) project CyRiM is a research project that is attempting to create effective cyber risk insurance by gauging the potential economic damage of cyber attacks to businesses. Although based in Singapore, its founding members include… Read More


Govt should name and shame cybersecurity negligence, say academics

Kings College London academics say naming and shaming will incentivise private sector firms to combat cybercrime In the UK almost half of businesses and one-fifth of charities were subject to a cybersecurity breach or attack in 2017, and official figures suggest a UK resident is more likely to be a victim of cybercrime or fraud… Read More



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