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  • 14 Apr 2019 10:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A top level cyber criminal who targeted hundreds of millions of computers with locking ransomware has been jailed for six years and five months after a National Crime Agency investigation.

    https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/hacker-from-russian-crime-group-jailed-for-multi-million-pound-global-blackmail-conspiracy

  • 14 Apr 2019 10:14 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    An unemployed university drop-out has been jailed for five years four months years after running a dark web business selling illegal drugs and for hoarding a catalogue of horrific child sex abuse images he wanted to sell for profit.

    https://nationalcrimeagency.gov.uk/news/student-behind-100m-dark-web-site-jailed-for-5-years-4-months


  • 14 Apr 2019 9:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Three UK councils and data analysis firm Splunk have teamed up to improve cyber defence capabilities and maintain their security systems

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252461333/UK-councils-team-up-to-boost-cyber-security

  • 14 Apr 2019 6:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    GVC Holdings-owned PartyPoker has confirmed that its Poker Fraud Team closed 277 ‘bot’ accounts between December 2018 and March 2019, leading to nearly $735,000 (£562,000/€652,000) in associated funds being returned to players.

    https://www.igamingbusiness.com/news/partypoker-fraud-team-launches-bot-clampdown


  • 14 Apr 2019 6:34 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Criminals behind a shop on the Dark Web that is trading over 60,000 “digital identities” have developed a wide range of sophisticated tools to help users bypass machine learning-based anti-fraud systems, researchers at Kaspersky Lab say.

    https://www.cbronline.com/news/anti-fraud-digital-masks

  • 14 Apr 2019 6:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Despite the rising number of headline-grabbing security breaches, many company executives are still not prioritising cyber security in the boardroom

    https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Why-cyber-security-needs-to-be-prioritised-at-board-level


  • 14 Apr 2019 5:53 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Security researchers found cybercrime groups using Facebook out in the open for illegal activity and the findings are very similar to an issue Facebook had last year.

    https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/252461243/Cybercrime-groups-continue-to-flourish-on-Facebook


  • 14 Apr 2019 5:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Government plans for online safety laws need to be complemented with a national cyber safety programme in schools, according to IT and computer science professional and educational body

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252461250/UK-plans-for-online-safety-laws-not-enough-says-BCS

  • 14 Apr 2019 5:44 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Ransomware attacks are becoming more targeted and designed to infect different sized organisations in specific industries and regions, say security researchers

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252461286/Ransomware-getting-more-targeted-warns-Flashpoint


  • 14 Apr 2019 5:43 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Blaming employees and potentially ruining their lives in the wake of a cyber attack is not the way to do things.

    https://xqcyber.com/cyberscore/show/the-cybersecurity-blame-game


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