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  • 07 Dec 2020 10:56 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Interpol issues a global alert to law enforcement as the UK becomes one of the first countries to approve the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for use

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252493005/Covid-19-Cyber-criminals-will-target-vaccine-programmes


  • 07 Dec 2020 10:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Defenders will see heightened levels of cyber crime next year as criminals pivot their attacks from data encryption to exfiltration

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252493002/Double-extortion-ransomware-will-be-a-big-theme-in-2021


  • 07 Dec 2020 10:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A spokesperson for K12 told SearchSecurity that based on the current status of the investigation, the attack did not affect student devices or school networks.

    https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/252492978/Online-education-vendor-K12-hit-with-ransomware-pays-ransom


  • 30 Nov 2020 9:53 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    UK Members of Parliament (MPs) have been targeted by a 60% year-on-year increase in cyber-attacks so far in 2020, according to new data from Parliament Street

    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/mps-bombarded-three-million-email/#.X8D9e3jlADk.twitter

  • 30 Nov 2020 9:38 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Sophos principal research scientist Chet Wisniewski explains the presence of 'weight classes' in ransomware and offers his thoughts on its future.

    https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/252492255/Sophos-Ransomware-heavyweights-demand-sky-high-payments

  • 30 Nov 2020 9:37 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    National Cyber Security Centre issues refreshed guidance as cyber criminals turn their eyes to the holiday shopping season

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252492517/NCSC-issues-retail-security-alert-ahead-of-Black-Friday-sales

  • 30 Nov 2020 9:36 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Manchester United’s systems were attacked last week, and the club has been praised for a swift and decisive response

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252492512/Manchester-United-praised-for-swift-response-to-cyber-attack

  • 23 Nov 2020 3:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    CyberUp, a group of campaigners who want to reform the Computer Misuse Act, finds 80% of security professionals are concerned that they may be prosecuted just for doing their jobs

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252492416/Security-pros-fear-prosecution-under-outdated-UK-laws


  • 23 Nov 2020 3:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In the most comprehensive transatlantic study of its kind, we find that the approach of both police and policymakers to tackling cybercrime is so inadequate that it is tantamount to surrender. On both sides of the Atlantic, we find no systematic attempt to combat cyber fraud at scale.

    https://demos.co.uk/project/the-great-cyber-surrender-how-police-and-governments-abandon-cybercrime-victims/

  • 23 Nov 2020 3:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Japanese game developer Capcom has suffered a ransomware attack where threat actors claim to have stolen 1TB of sensitive data from their corporate networks in the US, Japan, and Canada.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/capcom-hit-by-ragnar-locker-ransomware-1tb-allegedly-stolen/#.X7psv4oqUgU.twitter


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