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The safely remove hardware button is made obsolete

Microsoft confirms you no longer have to use the safely remove hardware feature when removing USB storage devices from a Windows 10 PC It has long been considered essential to click the safely remove option in the operating system, found by right clicking the USB icon at the bottom of the screen, but since the… Read More


German chemicals giant Bayer victim of year long cyber attack

Bayer says no data leaks have been discovered and that investigations are still ongoing German chemicals juggernaut Bayer was subject to a sustained cyber attack lasting for more than a year, according to reports in German media. German radio stations Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) and Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) said the Winnti hacking group is responsible for… Read More


540 million Facebook account records found on unprotected AWS S3 buckets

Facebook data dump found by security researchers on unprotected AWS instances Facebook user data has been found publicly accessible on AWS, a new report from security researchers says. Cybersecurity firm UpGuard said it found more than 540 million records – including account names, comments and likes – had been stored publicly on AWS S3 buckets… Read More


Iran launched cyber attacks against UK infrastructure

Iran stole over 10,000 data records from UK local government networks and Post Office days before Christmas, claims Sky News Iran has been accused of launching a number of cyber attacks on the Post Office and the UK’s local government networks in the lead-up to Christmas, it has been reported. According to Sky News, the… Read More


New Android Trojan can infiltrate major international banking apps

“Gustuff” Trojan capable of attacking more than 100 global banking apps, cryptocurrency and marketplace applications, including PayPal and Revolut An Android Trojan capable of plundering fiat from leading international banks and e-commerce sites has been uncovered by cyber security researchers. The trojan, named Gustuff, bypasses security measures via the ‘Accessibility Service’ intended to assist people… Read More


IT employee jailed for deleting ex-employer’s AWS servers

Former Voova employee jailed for two years for revenge AWS rampage A Manchester employee has been jailed for stealing his ex-employer’s credentials, accessing its AWS accounts and terminating 23 servers. Steffan Needham, 36, of Bury, Greater Manchester was jailed for two years for the costly backend breaches following a nine-day trial at Reading Crown Court,… Read More


Hundreds of Singapore government credentials ‘up for sale on dark web’

Russian cybersecurity specialists have discovered that cybercriminals have escalated their attacks in Asia with Singapore increasingly their victim of choice Speaking at Money20/20 Asia yesterday, experts from Russian cybersecurity firm Group-IB revealed that over the course of 2017 and 2018 it discovered hundreds of government ID credentials from Singaporean government agencies and educational institutions for… Read More


Ransomware behind aluminium producer’s cyber shutdown

Details are emerging about a possible Ransomware attack that has forced Norsk Hydro to shut down “most business areas” Norsk Hydro, a leading producer of aluminium, is in the throes of a cyber attack affecting production facilities, sending its shares plummeting. The attack was first detected on Monday evening but escalated overnight affecting the company’s… Read More


Myspace says all music uploaded to site from 2003 to 2015 has been lost

Users fear millions of breakout tracks from artists in their early years have been lost forever Early social network Myspace has apologised after admitting to losing music uploaded to the site since its founding in 2003 until 2015. In an announcement to users, the Californian company said “any photos, videos and audio files you uploaded… Read More


Report questions success of UK cyber security programme

The National Audit Office says it is also unsure whether the programme is value for money as it reaches its mid-point It is unclear whether the UK’s strategy against cyber threats is value for money due to failings in the way the Cabinet Office established its current programme, a report has claimed. £1.9 billion was… Read More


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 d’IoT, 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



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