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#election-security
ComputerWeekly.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

Parliamentarians warn of UK election threat from Russia, China and North Korea | Computer Weekly

Foreign interference from hostile states, particularly through cyber-attacks, is a significant concern for the upcoming general election in the UK. [ more ]
Theregister
2 months ago
Information security

Mandiant: Russia, Iran pose biggest threat to 2024 elections

State-sponsored cybercriminals pose the biggest threat to election security this year. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
1 month ago
Europe politics

Parliamentarians warn of UK election threat from Russia, China and North Korea | Computer Weekly

Foreign interference from hostile states, particularly through cyber-attacks, is a significant concern for the upcoming general election in the UK. [ more ]
Theregister
2 months ago
Information security

Mandiant: Russia, Iran pose biggest threat to 2024 elections

State-sponsored cybercriminals pose the biggest threat to election security this year. [ more ]
moreelection-security
#cybersecurity
MedCity News
1 month ago
Information security

5 Things to Know About the Sorry State of Healthcare Cybersecurity - MedCity News

Cybercriminals target healthcare organizations globally, necessitating increased cybersecurity efforts and third-party risk evaluation for resilience. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

Why the UK needs to fix its broken IT security market | Computer Weekly

Legislation may be necessary to ensure IT suppliers prioritize cybersecurity and develop resilient products. [ more ]
Theregister
2 months ago
Information security

Microsoft president summoned to House over security blunders

The House Committee on Homeland Security requesting Microsoft's Brad Smith to address cybersecurity failings on May 22. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

Microsoft beefs up cyber initiative after hard-hitting US report | Computer Weekly

Microsoft focuses on enhancing cybersecurity through the Secure Future Initiative (SFI) by integrating recommendations and lessons learned from recent cyber attacks. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
2 months ago
Information security

Colleges spending more than ever on cybersecurity efforts

Higher education institutions are increasing cybersecurity budgets, but still lag behind other sectors in spending levels. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

GCHQ warns Chinese hackers have targeted the Electoral Commission and 40 million voters details

Chinese state hackers targeted UK politicians
UK government emphasizes protecting democratic institutions from cyber-attacks by China [ more ]
MedCity News
1 month ago
Information security

5 Things to Know About the Sorry State of Healthcare Cybersecurity - MedCity News

Cybercriminals target healthcare organizations globally, necessitating increased cybersecurity efforts and third-party risk evaluation for resilience. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

Why the UK needs to fix its broken IT security market | Computer Weekly

Legislation may be necessary to ensure IT suppliers prioritize cybersecurity and develop resilient products. [ more ]
Theregister
2 months ago
Information security

Microsoft president summoned to House over security blunders

The House Committee on Homeland Security requesting Microsoft's Brad Smith to address cybersecurity failings on May 22. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

Microsoft beefs up cyber initiative after hard-hitting US report | Computer Weekly

Microsoft focuses on enhancing cybersecurity through the Secure Future Initiative (SFI) by integrating recommendations and lessons learned from recent cyber attacks. [ more ]
Inside Higher Ed | Higher Education News, Events and Jobs
2 months ago
Information security

Colleges spending more than ever on cybersecurity efforts

Higher education institutions are increasing cybersecurity budgets, but still lag behind other sectors in spending levels. [ more ]
London Business News | Londonlovesbusiness.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

GCHQ warns Chinese hackers have targeted the Electoral Commission and 40 million voters details

Chinese state hackers targeted UK politicians
UK government emphasizes protecting democratic institutions from cyber-attacks by China [ more ]
morecybersecurity
#china
BBC News
2 months ago
UK news

Chinese ambassador summoned to UK Foreign Office

The UK Foreign Office summoned China's ambassador over accusations of assisting Hong Kong's intelligence services, condemning China's behavior including cyber-attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Foreign Office summons senior Chinese diplomat over malicious cyber activity'

UK government condemns Chinese cyber-attacks on UK democratic institutions
Ministers criticized for feeble response to Chinese cyber activities [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK and US accuse China of malicious' global cyber attacks

China accused of global cyber attacks by UK and US
Targets include politicians, dissidents, and critics of Chinese regime [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
UK politics

Dowden blames Chinese groups for two cyber-attacks

UK accuses China of hostile activities
Government calls out Chinese state-affiliated actors [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
EU data protection

UK slow to hold China to account' for cyber-attacks against MPs and voters

UK government criticized for slow response to cyber-attacks by China
Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China calls for sanctions against Beijing [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
EU data protection

UK considering China sanctions after millions of voters' details hacked

UK to sanction individuals involved in Chinese state-backed interference in democratic process.
Efforts to pressure Beijing through sanctions on individuals linked to alleged cyber-attacks. [ more ]
BBC News
2 months ago
UK news

Chinese ambassador summoned to UK Foreign Office

The UK Foreign Office summoned China's ambassador over accusations of assisting Hong Kong's intelligence services, condemning China's behavior including cyber-attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Foreign Office summons senior Chinese diplomat over malicious cyber activity'

UK government condemns Chinese cyber-attacks on UK democratic institutions
Ministers criticized for feeble response to Chinese cyber activities [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK and US accuse China of malicious' global cyber attacks

China accused of global cyber attacks by UK and US
Targets include politicians, dissidents, and critics of Chinese regime [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
UK politics

Dowden blames Chinese groups for two cyber-attacks

UK accuses China of hostile activities
Government calls out Chinese state-affiliated actors [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
EU data protection

UK slow to hold China to account' for cyber-attacks against MPs and voters

UK government criticized for slow response to cyber-attacks by China
Inter-Parliamentary Alliance on China calls for sanctions against Beijing [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
3 months ago
EU data protection

UK considering China sanctions after millions of voters' details hacked

UK to sanction individuals involved in Chinese state-backed interference in democratic process.
Efforts to pressure Beijing through sanctions on individuals linked to alleged cyber-attacks. [ more ]
morechina
ITPro
2 months ago
Information security

UK's first national security center to open in Wales

The launch of Cymru Security Operations Centre (CymruSOC) in Wales aims to protect critical services from cyber attacks, emphasizing the importance of digital resilience. [ more ]
#critical-infrastructure
Theregister
2 months ago
Information security

Countries hacking infrastructure 'should be a wake-up call'

Intrusions into US water systems by China, Russia, and Iran serve as a warning about the vulnerability of critical infrastructure.
Hacktivists may have ties to government intelligence services, posing a threat to critical infrastructure security.
Nation-state intelligence services using hacktivist groups to carry out cyber attacks is a concerning trend that adds complexity to cybersecurity threats. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Chinese hackers are determined to wreak havoc' on US critical infrastructure, FBI director warns

Chinese government hackers are targeting critical infrastructure in the United States, according to FBI Director Chris Wray.
The FBI and Justice Department have disrupted a botnet of U.S.-based routers hijacked by Chinese state hackers. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

CISA, FBI warn on risks of China-made drones

Chinese-manufactured drones pose security risks to critical infrastructure
Guidance highlights vulnerabilities in data transfer, patching, and firmware updates [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
1 year ago
Toronto

Ransomware group LockBit apologizes saying 'partner' was behind SickKids attack | CBC News

A global ransomware operator has issued an apology after it claims one of its 'partners' was behind a cyberattack on Canada's largest pediatric medical centre, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids Hospital).(Michael Wilson/CBC) A global ransomware operator has issued a rare apology after it claims one of its "partners" was behind a cyberattack on Canada's largest pediatric medical centre.
Theregister
1 year ago
Information security

China likely is stockpiling vulnerabilities, says Microsoft

Microsoft has asserted that China's offensive cyber capabilities have improved, thanks to a law that has allowed Beijing to create an arsenal of unreported software vulnerabilities.China's 2021 law required organizations to report security vulnerabilities to local authorities before disclosing them to any other entity.
Theregister
2 months ago
Information security

Countries hacking infrastructure 'should be a wake-up call'

Intrusions into US water systems by China, Russia, and Iran serve as a warning about the vulnerability of critical infrastructure.
Hacktivists may have ties to government intelligence services, posing a threat to critical infrastructure security.
Nation-state intelligence services using hacktivist groups to carry out cyber attacks is a concerning trend that adds complexity to cybersecurity threats. [ more ]
english.elpais.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Chinese hackers are determined to wreak havoc' on US critical infrastructure, FBI director warns

Chinese government hackers are targeting critical infrastructure in the United States, according to FBI Director Chris Wray.
The FBI and Justice Department have disrupted a botnet of U.S.-based routers hijacked by Chinese state hackers. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

CISA, FBI warn on risks of China-made drones

Chinese-manufactured drones pose security risks to critical infrastructure
Guidance highlights vulnerabilities in data transfer, patching, and firmware updates [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
1 year ago
Toronto

Ransomware group LockBit apologizes saying 'partner' was behind SickKids attack | CBC News

A global ransomware operator has issued an apology after it claims one of its 'partners' was behind a cyberattack on Canada's largest pediatric medical centre, The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids Hospital).(Michael Wilson/CBC) A global ransomware operator has issued a rare apology after it claims one of its "partners" was behind a cyberattack on Canada's largest pediatric medical centre.
Theregister
1 year ago
Information security

China likely is stockpiling vulnerabilities, says Microsoft

Microsoft has asserted that China's offensive cyber capabilities have improved, thanks to a law that has allowed Beijing to create an arsenal of unreported software vulnerabilities.China's 2021 law required organizations to report security vulnerabilities to local authorities before disclosing them to any other entity.
morecritical-infrastructure
#russia
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

EU calls out Fancy Bear over attacks on Czech, German governments | Computer Weekly

The EU and member states condemn Russian cyber attacks by Fancy Bear. [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
Europe news

Ukraine gives award to foreign vigilantes for hacks on Russia

Vigilante hackers received awards from Ukraine's military for cyber-attacks on Russia.
Controversy surrounds the encouragement of civilian hackers by states for cyber-attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Europe news

Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukrainian air force says it is running short of anti-aircraft missiles

Ukraine has a deficit of anti-aircraft guided missiles.
Ukraine has been repelling cyber attacks from Russia on state payment systems. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
2 months ago
Information security

EU calls out Fancy Bear over attacks on Czech, German governments | Computer Weekly

The EU and member states condemn Russian cyber attacks by Fancy Bear. [ more ]
BBC News
3 months ago
Europe news

Ukraine gives award to foreign vigilantes for hacks on Russia

Vigilante hackers received awards from Ukraine's military for cyber-attacks on Russia.
Controversy surrounds the encouragement of civilian hackers by states for cyber-attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
6 months ago
Europe news

Russia-Ukraine war live: Ukrainian air force says it is running short of anti-aircraft missiles

Ukraine has a deficit of anti-aircraft guided missiles.
Ukraine has been repelling cyber attacks from Russia on state payment systems. [ more ]
morerussia
#ransomware
Ars Technica
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

Hackers are carrying out ransomware experiments in developing countries

Hackers target developing countries for ransomware testing before attacking richer nations. [ more ]
Databreaches
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

Canada's most prolific hacker is expected to make full restitution

Canada's most prolific hacker, Matthew Philbert, will make full restitution for the financial ruin caused by his cyber attacks.
Philbert will pay back around $49,200 in total, using seized bitcoin and funds held in trust by his lawyer. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

AI will heighten global ransomware threat, says NCSC | Computer Weekly

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that AI will be used to increase the volume and impact of cyber attacks involving ransomware.
AI is already being used in malicious activity, reducing the barrier of entry for cyber criminals.
The NCSC is urging organizations and individuals to follow their advice to strengthen their defenses against cyber attacks. [ more ]
Ars Technica
2 months ago
Privacy professionals

Hackers are carrying out ransomware experiments in developing countries

Hackers target developing countries for ransomware testing before attacking richer nations. [ more ]
Databreaches
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

Canada's most prolific hacker is expected to make full restitution

Canada's most prolific hacker, Matthew Philbert, will make full restitution for the financial ruin caused by his cyber attacks.
Philbert will pay back around $49,200 in total, using seized bitcoin and funds held in trust by his lawyer. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

AI will heighten global ransomware threat, says NCSC | Computer Weekly

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned that AI will be used to increase the volume and impact of cyber attacks involving ransomware.
AI is already being used in malicious activity, reducing the barrier of entry for cyber criminals.
The NCSC is urging organizations and individuals to follow their advice to strengthen their defenses against cyber attacks. [ more ]
moreransomware
www.mediaite.com
3 months ago
Digital life

Right-Wing Conspiracy Fringe Is All Over the Bridge Collapse

Conspiracy theories circulated after Baltimore bridge collapse.
Fringe figures like Alex Jones and Lara Logan promoted cyber-attack theories. [ more ]
#data-security
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Cyber-attacks linked to Chinese spy agencies are increasing, say analysts

Cyber-attacks by Chinese intelligence agencies are escalating worldwide.
Analysts believe Chinese hackers aim to gather political, military, and commercial information through cyber-espionage. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
6 months ago
Information security

Powering up cyber security defences with AI | Computer Weekly

Data is valuable and vulnerable to attack, especially with the growing use of hybrid cloud and remote working.
Next generation AI tools can help IT managers unify their defenses and stay ahead of potential attacks. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Cyber-attacks linked to Chinese spy agencies are increasing, say analysts

Cyber-attacks by Chinese intelligence agencies are escalating worldwide.
Analysts believe Chinese hackers aim to gather political, military, and commercial information through cyber-espionage. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
6 months ago
Information security

Powering up cyber security defences with AI | Computer Weekly

Data is valuable and vulnerable to attack, especially with the growing use of hybrid cloud and remote working.
Next generation AI tools can help IT managers unify their defenses and stay ahead of potential attacks. [ more ]
moredata-security
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

China cyber-attacks: this growing threat to UK security will not go away

Cyber-threat from China to UK's democratic institutions and processes.
China's cyber-gathering operation poses a threat to electoral integrity. [ more ]
#cyber-security
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Chinese hackers targeted Electoral Commission and politicians, say security services

Chinese state-backed hackers targeted UK democratic institutions and politicians.
UK government imposed sanctions on individuals linked to Chinese cyber-group APT31 for cyber-attacks on UK politicians and institutions. [ more ]
CyberScoop
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Notorious ransomware group claims responsibility for attacks roiling US pharmacies

ALPHV ransomware group targets health care entities
Change Healthcare faces cyber attack disrupting payment processing [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Executives must face down state-sponsored hacking groups targeting firmware | Computer Weekly

Corporations are becoming targets of cyber attacks from state-backed hacking groups
CIOs need to be prepared for increasing cyber attacks and invest in cyber security [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Toronto Zoo is the latest public institutionhit by cybersecurity attack. Here's what it means for you | CBC News

Check the safety of personal information in light of recent cyber attacks on public institutions.
Be proactive in protecting personal information by changing passwords regularly and monitoring credit and banking records. [ more ]
Amazic
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

This is why you want to apply for a position in cyber security - Amazic

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career that is in high demand?Look no further than cyber security.With the increasing frequency of cyber attacks and data breaches, companies and organizations are in desperate need of skilled cyber security professionals to protect their networks and data.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
EU data protection

Podcast: 2023 compliance and storage outlook | Computer Weekly

In this podcast, we look at the global landscape for data storage compliance in 2023 with Vigitrust CEO Mathieu Gorge.We talk about the big picture of geopolitical instability that characterises the legal and regulatory landscape.Also, Gorge talks about the likely rise of increased privacy regulation, the extent to which the UK and the EU will diverge from each other in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regulations, and the effects of instability on data held in particular countries.
www.theguardian.com
3 months ago
Privacy professionals

Chinese hackers targeted Electoral Commission and politicians, say security services

Chinese state-backed hackers targeted UK democratic institutions and politicians.
UK government imposed sanctions on individuals linked to Chinese cyber-group APT31 for cyber-attacks on UK politicians and institutions. [ more ]
CyberScoop
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Notorious ransomware group claims responsibility for attacks roiling US pharmacies

ALPHV ransomware group targets health care entities
Change Healthcare faces cyber attack disrupting payment processing [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Executives must face down state-sponsored hacking groups targeting firmware | Computer Weekly

Corporations are becoming targets of cyber attacks from state-backed hacking groups
CIOs need to be prepared for increasing cyber attacks and invest in cyber security [ more ]
www.cbc.ca
6 months ago
Privacy professionals

Toronto Zoo is the latest public institutionhit by cybersecurity attack. Here's what it means for you | CBC News

Check the safety of personal information in light of recent cyber attacks on public institutions.
Be proactive in protecting personal information by changing passwords regularly and monitoring credit and banking records. [ more ]
Amazic
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

This is why you want to apply for a position in cyber security - Amazic

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging career that is in high demand?Look no further than cyber security.With the increasing frequency of cyber attacks and data breaches, companies and organizations are in desperate need of skilled cyber security professionals to protect their networks and data.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
EU data protection

Podcast: 2023 compliance and storage outlook | Computer Weekly

In this podcast, we look at the global landscape for data storage compliance in 2023 with Vigitrust CEO Mathieu Gorge.We talk about the big picture of geopolitical instability that characterises the legal and regulatory landscape.Also, Gorge talks about the likely rise of increased privacy regulation, the extent to which the UK and the EU will diverge from each other in General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other regulations, and the effects of instability on data held in particular countries.
morecyber-security
#data-breach
www.thelocal.se
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Pro-Russian hackers claim responsibility for cyber attack on Swedish privacy agency

Cyber attacks on Swedish authorities and businesses are increasing.
Pro-Russian groups are claiming responsibility for recent cyber attacks. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Leak of 26 billion records may prove to be 'mother of all breaches' | Computer Weekly

The discovery of 12TB of stolen PII and credentials could be the biggest leak in history.
The data appears to have been compiled by an initial access broker and could be used for identity theft and cyber attacks. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Rubrik customer, partner data exposed in possible Clop attack | Computer Weekly

Rubrik, a supplier of cloud data management and security services, has disclosed a data breach, possibly attributable to the Clop (aka Cl0p) ransomware operation, arising through a previously reported zero-day in a third-party supplier's managed file transfer (MFT) software.The issue, found in Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT product, was first communicated to Rubrik in February of 2023.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Complacency biggest cyber risk to UK plc, says ICO

It is organisational complacency, rather than the specific actions of cyber criminals and other threat actors, that poses the greatest source of risk to British businesses, information commissioner John Edwards has warned.Speaking as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined construction firm Interserve £4.4m
The Verge
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Australia to overhaul privacy laws after massive data breach

Hackers managed to access a vast amount of potentially sensitive information on up to 9.8 million Optus customers - close to 40 percent of the Australian population.A post from the same person in a popular hacking forum claimed to offer the user data for sale for $150,000 and listed an extortion price of $1 million to keep the data private, to be paid in the Monero cryptocurrency.Following one of the biggest data breaches in Australian history, the government of Australia is planning to get stricter on requirements for disclosure of cyber attacks.
www.thelocal.se
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Pro-Russian hackers claim responsibility for cyber attack on Swedish privacy agency

Cyber attacks on Swedish authorities and businesses are increasing.
Pro-Russian groups are claiming responsibility for recent cyber attacks. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

Leak of 26 billion records may prove to be 'mother of all breaches' | Computer Weekly

The discovery of 12TB of stolen PII and credentials could be the biggest leak in history.
The data appears to have been compiled by an initial access broker and could be used for identity theft and cyber attacks. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Rubrik customer, partner data exposed in possible Clop attack | Computer Weekly

Rubrik, a supplier of cloud data management and security services, has disclosed a data breach, possibly attributable to the Clop (aka Cl0p) ransomware operation, arising through a previously reported zero-day in a third-party supplier's managed file transfer (MFT) software.The issue, found in Fortra's GoAnywhere MFT product, was first communicated to Rubrik in February of 2023.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Complacency biggest cyber risk to UK plc, says ICO

It is organisational complacency, rather than the specific actions of cyber criminals and other threat actors, that poses the greatest source of risk to British businesses, information commissioner John Edwards has warned.Speaking as the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined construction firm Interserve £4.4m
The Verge
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Australia to overhaul privacy laws after massive data breach

Hackers managed to access a vast amount of potentially sensitive information on up to 9.8 million Optus customers - close to 40 percent of the Australian population.A post from the same person in a popular hacking forum claimed to offer the user data for sale for $150,000 and listed an extortion price of $1 million to keep the data private, to be paid in the Monero cryptocurrency.Following one of the biggest data breaches in Australian history, the government of Australia is planning to get stricter on requirements for disclosure of cyber attacks.
moredata-breach
The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

Cyber criminals hack Internet users with advertising tools - HP

Cyber criminals optimize attacks using advertising tools
Increase in malware distribution via PDF files [ more ]
ABC7 San Francisco
4 months ago
San Francisco

Future of San Francisco's siren emergency system in need of upgrades uncertain

San Francisco's emergency sirens were silent due to a cyber security threat.
Cities like Dallas have experienced similar cyber attacks on their emergency sirens. [ more ]
Nextgov.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

New cloud security task force presses for stakeholder accountability

Cybersecurity professionals convene at MITRE to address cloud security
Formation of Cloud Safe Task Force to guide on securing cloud systems [ more ]
#vulnerabilities
ComputerWeekly.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

ConnectWise users see cyber attacks surge, including ransomware | Computer Weekly

Cyber attacks targeting vulnerable instances of ConnectWise ScreenConnect are escalating.
CVE-2024-1709 authentication bypass vulnerability poses a significant risk and requires immediate patching. [ more ]
https://www.gizbot.com/
1 year ago
Information security

Indian Govt Warns iPhone Users of Several Critical Vulnerabilities; Can It Be Prevented?

iPhones are usually considered safe and secure when compared to Android devices.However, a new report from CERT-In ( Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) says otherwise.According to the latest advisory issued by the state-owned computer emergency response team, iPhone users are more vulnerable to hacks and cyber attacks.
ComputerWeekly.com
4 months ago
Privacy professionals

ConnectWise users see cyber attacks surge, including ransomware | Computer Weekly

Cyber attacks targeting vulnerable instances of ConnectWise ScreenConnect are escalating.
CVE-2024-1709 authentication bypass vulnerability poses a significant risk and requires immediate patching. [ more ]
https://www.gizbot.com/
1 year ago
Information security

Indian Govt Warns iPhone Users of Several Critical Vulnerabilities; Can It Be Prevented?

iPhones are usually considered safe and secure when compared to Android devices.However, a new report from CERT-In ( Indian Computer Emergency Response Team) says otherwise.According to the latest advisory issued by the state-owned computer emergency response team, iPhone users are more vulnerable to hacks and cyber attacks.
morevulnerabilities
BBC News
5 months ago
Artificial intelligence

Have we lost faith in technology?

Technology has both positive and negative effects on society.
There are concerns about privacy, cyber attacks, and tech-related scandals. [ more ]
Bloomberg
5 months ago
Privacy technologies

Bloomberg

IoT devices are becoming a target for hackers
Security measures need to be implemented to protect IoT devices [ more ]
Tripwire
5 months ago
Privacy professionals

NCSC Warns That AI is Already Being Used by Ransomware Gangs

Malicious attackers are using artificial intelligence (AI) for more effective cyber attacks, and the volume and impact of threats will increase in the next two years.
AI tools make it easy to generate believable text, images, audio, and deepfake videos that can be used to deceive targets. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
5 months ago
EU data protection

Neighbouring Kent councils hit by simultaneous cyber attacks | Computer Weekly

Three local authorities in Kent, UK have been hit by cyber attacks, causing disruptions to public-facing systems.
The affected councils are working with the National Cyber Security Centre to respond to the incidents and restore services.
The attacks bear similarities and may be linked, indicating a potential ransomware incident. [ more ]
#cyber attacks
www.france24.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK, US accuse Russia of cyber-espionage campaign against top politicians

The UK government and the United States have accused Russian security services of engaging in a cyber-espionage campaign against politicians and organizations.
Losses from cyber attacks in 2018 amounted to at least $45 billion, according to a report. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

Prepare for your worst day: How to create a cyber incident response plan | Computer Weekly

Cyber threats and attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication.
Organizations need to be prepared and have a plan in place to respond to cyber incidents.
Time is of the essence in responding to a cyber incident. [ more ]
Theregister
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

Reading Borough Council apologizes for dodgy infosec advice

Reading Borough Council faced criticism for recommending users disable HTTPS on its planning portal.
The council has since fixed the issue and apologized for the incorrect information.
HTTPS provides better security by encrypting sensitive data and protecting against cyber attacks. [ more ]
www.dw.com
8 months ago
Privacy professionals

DP World ports in Australia reopen after cyber attack DW 11/13/2023

DP World Australia experienced a cyber security breach, resulting in a suspension of operations for three days.
Operations have now resumed at all DP World facilities, but ongoing investigation could lead to temporary disruptions in the future. [ more ]
www.france24.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

UK, US accuse Russia of cyber-espionage campaign against top politicians

The UK government and the United States have accused Russian security services of engaging in a cyber-espionage campaign against politicians and organizations.
Losses from cyber attacks in 2018 amounted to at least $45 billion, according to a report. [ more ]
ComputerWeekly.com
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

Prepare for your worst day: How to create a cyber incident response plan | Computer Weekly

Cyber threats and attacks are increasing in frequency and sophistication.
Organizations need to be prepared and have a plan in place to respond to cyber incidents.
Time is of the essence in responding to a cyber incident. [ more ]
Theregister
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

Reading Borough Council apologizes for dodgy infosec advice

Reading Borough Council faced criticism for recommending users disable HTTPS on its planning portal.
The council has since fixed the issue and apologized for the incorrect information.
HTTPS provides better security by encrypting sensitive data and protecting against cyber attacks. [ more ]
www.dw.com
8 months ago
Privacy professionals

DP World ports in Australia reopen after cyber attack DW 11/13/2023

DP World Australia experienced a cyber security breach, resulting in a suspension of operations for three days.
Operations have now resumed at all DP World facilities, but ongoing investigation could lead to temporary disruptions in the future. [ more ]
morecyber attacks
www.theguardian.com
7 months ago
UK politics

No 10 urged to investigate targeting of MPs and others by Russian spies

Russian state spies have targeted British MPs, peers, civil servants, and journalists with cyber-attacks for the last eight years.
The UK government believes that the hacking group Star Blizzard, linked to the Russian FSB, was behind several high-profile cyber-attacks, including the leak of US-UK trade talk papers in 2019. [ more ]
Theregister
7 months ago
Privacy professionals

Iran terrorist crew broke into 'multiple' US water systems

Iran-linked cyber thugs have exploited Israeli-made programmable logic controllers (PLCs) used in multiple water systems and other operational technology environments in the US.
The cyber criminals likely gained access to the PLCs by using default passwords for internet-accessible systems.
No operational systems at the water facilities have been impacted and safe drinking water has not been compromised. [ more ]
www.independent.co.uk
7 months ago
UK news

Stock up on torches and candles in case of power cuts, deputy PM warns

Britain's deputy PM, Oliver Dowden, has urged the public to prepare for power cuts and digital communication failures by stocking up on candles, torches, and battery-powered radios.
A national resilience academy will be launched to help people and businesses prepare for future pandemics, natural disasters, and cyber-attacks. [ more ]
#people
Social Media Explorer
1 year ago
Online marketing

AOC Parody Account Removed From Twitter - Likely Just The First Of Many To Come - Social Media Explorer

WASHINGTON DC, DECEMBER 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prepares to address a crowd during a rally ... [+]
Getty Images The parody Twitter account of New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, which had attracted tens-of-thousands of new followers as well as Elon Musk's attention was shut down on Friday.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

UK's Cleverly tells struggling Moldova: 'You are not alone'

Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly visited Moldova's capital Thursday, where he is set to pledge 10 million pounds ($12.5 million) in financial aid to help the small, embattled country tackle what his office called malign interference from Russia.
www.dw.com
1 year ago
Europe news

Italy blames Russia's Wagner group for surge in migration DW 03/13/2023

Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto said on Monday that the rising number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is part of "hybrid warfare" waged by Russia using mercenaries as proxies on countries supporting Ukraine."I think it is now safe to say that the exponential increase in the migratory phenomenon departing from African shores is also, to a not insignificant extent, part of a clear strategy of hybrid warfare that the Wagner division is implementing, using its considerable weight in some African countries," Crosetto said in a statement.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Half of cyber leaders to switch jobs by 2025, citing stress | Computer Weekly

Nearly half of cyber security leaders plan to change jobs in the next two years, and half of those plan to leave the security sector for good, citing " multiple work-related stressors", according to statistics gathered by Gartner analysts.It said that organisations that do not view security risk management as critical to their success, that maintain compliance-centric security programmes, have low levels of boardroom support, and subpar industry-maturity would be likely to experience higher attrition rates as security specialists seek roles where they feel valued, and can have a real impact.
www.courant.com
1 year ago
Education

ChatGPT wrote a bogus newsletter reporting a fictitious fight at a Connecticut middle school

A middle school in South Windsor, Conn. has advised parents that someone was circulating a fictitious school newsletter evidently written by the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT.The phony newsletter described a fictitious conflict between students, and listed names and penalties they sustained, according to the school system.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
Public health

French hospital suspends operations after cyber attacks

Issued on: 05/12/2022 - 01:41 A patient infected with coronavirus is carried on a stretcher by a French rescue team before being transferred by a helicopter of the civil security (Securite Civile) from Strasbourg university hospital to Pforzheim in Germany as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in France, March 24, 2020.
Social Media Explorer
1 year ago
Online marketing

AOC Parody Account Removed From Twitter - Likely Just The First Of Many To Come - Social Media Explorer

WASHINGTON DC, DECEMBER 7, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prepares to address a crowd during a rally ... [+]
Getty Images The parody Twitter account of New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, which had attracted tens-of-thousands of new followers as well as Elon Musk's attention was shut down on Friday.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

UK's Cleverly tells struggling Moldova: 'You are not alone'

Sign up for the View from Westminster email for expert analysis straight to your inbox Get our free View from Westminster email British Foreign Secretary James Cleverly visited Moldova's capital Thursday, where he is set to pledge 10 million pounds ($12.5 million) in financial aid to help the small, embattled country tackle what his office called malign interference from Russia.
www.dw.com
1 year ago
Europe news

Italy blames Russia's Wagner group for surge in migration DW 03/13/2023

Italian Defense Minister Guido Crosetto said on Monday that the rising number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean is part of "hybrid warfare" waged by Russia using mercenaries as proxies on countries supporting Ukraine."I think it is now safe to say that the exponential increase in the migratory phenomenon departing from African shores is also, to a not insignificant extent, part of a clear strategy of hybrid warfare that the Wagner division is implementing, using its considerable weight in some African countries," Crosetto said in a statement.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Half of cyber leaders to switch jobs by 2025, citing stress | Computer Weekly

Nearly half of cyber security leaders plan to change jobs in the next two years, and half of those plan to leave the security sector for good, citing " multiple work-related stressors", according to statistics gathered by Gartner analysts.It said that organisations that do not view security risk management as critical to their success, that maintain compliance-centric security programmes, have low levels of boardroom support, and subpar industry-maturity would be likely to experience higher attrition rates as security specialists seek roles where they feel valued, and can have a real impact.
www.courant.com
1 year ago
Education

ChatGPT wrote a bogus newsletter reporting a fictitious fight at a Connecticut middle school

A middle school in South Windsor, Conn. has advised parents that someone was circulating a fictitious school newsletter evidently written by the artificial intelligence chatbot ChatGPT.The phony newsletter described a fictitious conflict between students, and listed names and penalties they sustained, according to the school system.
www.france24.com
1 year ago
Public health

French hospital suspends operations after cyber attacks

Issued on: 05/12/2022 - 01:41 A patient infected with coronavirus is carried on a stretcher by a French rescue team before being transferred by a helicopter of the civil security (Securite Civile) from Strasbourg university hospital to Pforzheim in Germany as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in France, March 24, 2020.
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Medium
1 year ago
Vue

What is CDN and Why Should You Use It?

It's a system of servers that are located in various locations around the globe, and they are used to deliver content to users based on their geographic location.CDN is designed to improve the performance and availability of websites and other online applications by reducing the distance between the content and the end user.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Information security

Apache vulnerability a risk, but not as widespread as Log4Shell

Security teams should be alert to the possibility of compromise arising from a vulnerability in Apache Commons Text that may put many organisations at risk, but is unlikely to be as impactful as 2021's Log4Shell vulnerability.
Medium
1 year ago
Vue

What is CDN and Why Should You Use It?

It's a system of servers that are located in various locations around the globe, and they are used to deliver content to users based on their geographic location.CDN is designed to improve the performance and availability of websites and other online applications by reducing the distance between the content and the end user.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Information security

Apache vulnerability a risk, but not as widespread as Log4Shell

Security teams should be alert to the possibility of compromise arising from a vulnerability in Apache Commons Text that may put many organisations at risk, but is unlikely to be as impactful as 2021's Log4Shell vulnerability.
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ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

NCSC warns over AI language models but rejects cyber alarmism | Computer Weekly

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued advice and guidance for users of AI tools such as ChatGPT that rely on large language model (LLM) algorithms, saying that while they present some data privacy risks, they are not necessarily that useful currently when it comes to deploying them in the service of cyber criminal activity.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

WH Smith staff data accessed in cyber attack | Computer Weekly

High street retailer WH Smith has been the victim of a cyber attack in which the perpetrators accessed sensitive company data, including personal information of former and current employees.The company confirmed that the attackers have been unable to access any customer data from either its website or backend databases, as that information is held on separate systems "unaffected by this incident".
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

NCSC warning over cyber risk to charity sector | Computer Weekly

Under-resourced charities running services and fundraising activities online are increasingly seen as a soft touch by cyber criminals looking to make a quick buck, and are at risk of malicious actors taking advantage of public generosity during challenging times.In a newly issued report, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) highlighted how besides launching cyber attacks against charities, cyber criminals are also "inserting" themselves into the third sector, masquerading as legitimate charities to siphon off bona fide donations from the public, as has been observed in numerous incidences relating to charity drives for Ukraine.
Theregister
1 year ago
Europe news

Microsoft warning after DDoS attack disrupts Russian bank

Microsoft has warned Europe to be on alert for cyber attacks from Russia this winter, just as a series of attacks hit Russian organizations - including the country's second-largest bank.The government-controlled St Petersburg-based VTB finaincial institution announced on Tuesday it was facing an "unprecedented cyber attack from abroad," and added that the DDoS flood was the largest in the bank's history.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Killnet DDoS hacktivists target Royal Family and others

The Killnet collective, a group of hacktivists aligned with the Russian state's interests, claim to have caused significant disruption to multiple websites and organisations in the UK in a wave of distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks, supposedly in revenge for the government's support for Ukraine.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

NCSC warns over AI language models but rejects cyber alarmism | Computer Weekly

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued advice and guidance for users of AI tools such as ChatGPT that rely on large language model (LLM) algorithms, saying that while they present some data privacy risks, they are not necessarily that useful currently when it comes to deploying them in the service of cyber criminal activity.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

WH Smith staff data accessed in cyber attack | Computer Weekly

High street retailer WH Smith has been the victim of a cyber attack in which the perpetrators accessed sensitive company data, including personal information of former and current employees.The company confirmed that the attackers have been unable to access any customer data from either its website or backend databases, as that information is held on separate systems "unaffected by this incident".
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

NCSC warning over cyber risk to charity sector | Computer Weekly

Under-resourced charities running services and fundraising activities online are increasingly seen as a soft touch by cyber criminals looking to make a quick buck, and are at risk of malicious actors taking advantage of public generosity during challenging times.In a newly issued report, the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) highlighted how besides launching cyber attacks against charities, cyber criminals are also "inserting" themselves into the third sector, masquerading as legitimate charities to siphon off bona fide donations from the public, as has been observed in numerous incidences relating to charity drives for Ukraine.
Theregister
1 year ago
Europe news

Microsoft warning after DDoS attack disrupts Russian bank

Microsoft has warned Europe to be on alert for cyber attacks from Russia this winter, just as a series of attacks hit Russian organizations - including the country's second-largest bank.The government-controlled St Petersburg-based VTB finaincial institution announced on Tuesday it was facing an "unprecedented cyber attack from abroad," and added that the DDoS flood was the largest in the bank's history.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Killnet DDoS hacktivists target Royal Family and others

The Killnet collective, a group of hacktivists aligned with the Russian state's interests, claim to have caused significant disruption to multiple websites and organisations in the UK in a wave of distributed denial of service (DDoS) cyber attacks, supposedly in revenge for the government's support for Ukraine.
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#european-commission
Independent
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

TikTok banned from European Commission phones over cybersecurity

The European Union's executive branch said it has temporarily banned TikTok from phones used by employees as a cybersecurity measure, reflecting widening worries from western officials over the Chinese-owned video sharing app.n a first for the European Commission, its Corporate Management Board suspended the use of TikTok on devices issued to staff or personal devices that staff use for work.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

Public must recognise collective responsibility' for keeping UK safe, says MP

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Members of the public need to share responsibility for keeping Britain safe from hostile regimes such as Russia and China, the chairwoman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has said.
Independent
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

TikTok banned from European Commission phones over cybersecurity

The European Union's executive branch said it has temporarily banned TikTok from phones used by employees as a cybersecurity measure, reflecting widening worries from western officials over the Chinese-owned video sharing app.n a first for the European Commission, its Corporate Management Board suspended the use of TikTok on devices issued to staff or personal devices that staff use for work.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

Public must recognise collective responsibility' for keeping UK safe, says MP

For free real time breaking news alerts sent straight to your inbox sign up to our breaking news emails Sign up to our free breaking news emails Members of the public need to share responsibility for keeping Britain safe from hostile regimes such as Russia and China, the chairwoman of the Commons Foreign Affairs Committee has said.
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ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
DevOps

IT's shift to the cloud: Veeam's data protection report in detail | Computer Weekly

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IT has undergone a significant shift to the cloud, but may have stabilised - for now - at about half of corporate workloads, with the other half in the datacentre.Meanwhile, the trend is towards using the cloud as part of the backup process, with a large majority expecting to have gone down that road by 2025.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

New gold standard to protect good faith hackers

Bug bounty programme operator and ethical hacking platform HackerOne has launched a Gold Standard Safe Harbour (GSSH) statement for its customers to help them demonstrate that they can and will protect ethical hackers from liability when hacking in good faith.Any vulnerability disclosure policy or operational bug bounty programme should already include a safe harbour statement to outline the legal protections ethical hackers can expect, but HackerOne believes that by creating a standardised boilerplate, customers can swiftly adopt a short, broad and easily understood standard, and hackers no longer have to parse the different terms and conditions of multiple different statements.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Failure of Russia's cyber attacks on Ukraine is most important lesson for NCSC

The failure of Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine to achieve their intended impact has been an important lesson for the UK's National Cyber Security Council (NCSC), according to its CEO.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
DevOps

IT's shift to the cloud: Veeam's data protection report in detail | Computer Weekly

markrubens - Fotolia

By
IT has undergone a significant shift to the cloud, but may have stabilised - for now - at about half of corporate workloads, with the other half in the datacentre.Meanwhile, the trend is towards using the cloud as part of the backup process, with a large majority expecting to have gone down that road by 2025.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

New gold standard to protect good faith hackers

Bug bounty programme operator and ethical hacking platform HackerOne has launched a Gold Standard Safe Harbour (GSSH) statement for its customers to help them demonstrate that they can and will protect ethical hackers from liability when hacking in good faith.Any vulnerability disclosure policy or operational bug bounty programme should already include a safe harbour statement to outline the legal protections ethical hackers can expect, but HackerOne believes that by creating a standardised boilerplate, customers can swiftly adopt a short, broad and easily understood standard, and hackers no longer have to parse the different terms and conditions of multiple different statements.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
Privacy professionals

Failure of Russia's cyber attacks on Ukraine is most important lesson for NCSC

The failure of Russian cyber attacks on Ukraine to achieve their intended impact has been an important lesson for the UK's National Cyber Security Council (NCSC), according to its CEO.
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Theregister
1 year ago
Artificial intelligence

OpenAI predicts biz can break a billion in revs by 2024

In Brief The squishy brains behind OpenAI's artificial ones are predicting developments like the ChatGPT system will see money flooding in - with a forecast of earning around $1 billion by 2024.According to an investors' briefing document seen by Reuters the machine-learning biz expects to break $200 million in revenues next year and bust through the billion mark 12 months later.
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ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
EU data protection

Tories to replace GDPR

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be replaced in the UK with a data protection system that is simpler, according to UK digital secretary Michelle Donelan.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

50m Defence Cyber Academy will counter global cyber security threats'

A new 50 million Defence Cyber Academy will help the UK and its allies counter global cyber security threats, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said.
ComputerWeekly.com
1 year ago
EU data protection

Tories to replace GDPR

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will be replaced in the UK with a data protection system that is simpler, according to UK digital secretary Michelle Donelan.
www.independent.co.uk
1 year ago
UK news

50m Defence Cyber Academy will counter global cyber security threats'

A new 50 million Defence Cyber Academy will help the UK and its allies counter global cyber security threats, Defence Secretary Ben Wallace has said.
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