Cyber Attack

Breaking: NHS Trust crippled by cyberattack

Breaking: NHS Trust crippled by cyberattack

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A malware infection on a Lincolnshire hospital has caused an NHS trust to shut down major operations across several hospitals

Researcher finds Mirai flaws that could allow counterattack on botnet

Researcher finds Mirai flaws that could allow counterattack on botnet

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IoT botnet blamed for Dyn attack - Mirai - has several code vulnerabilities but questions are raised over legality of its use in defence.

ICYMI: PSN hacked; Russia prepares; Internet blackouts; Mirai botnet use; GDPR & Brexit

ICYMI: PSN hacked; Russia prepares; Internet blackouts; Mirai botnet use; GDPR & Brexit

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This week In Case You Missed It looks at: PSN hack on B1 launch; Russia prepares for retaliation; Blackouts from Dyn DDoS; Mirai botnets cause Dyn blackouts; Brexit confuses GDPR plans.

CIA readies itself for cyber-attack on Russia

CIA readies itself for cyber-attack on Russia

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"Covert" action against Russia planned by Obama administration says NBC report

InfoSec 2016: 3/4 experts agree working together crucial to incident response

InfoSec 2016: 3/4 experts agree working together crucial to incident response

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A group of industry experts joined for a panel to discuss enterprise-wide cyber-incident response plans and proactive techniques for a rapid response and three of the four panellists agreed it's all about the people.

The US declares cyber-war on Islamic State

The US declares cyber-war on Islamic State

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The US, finally and for the first time has announced its intentions to wage cyber-war on Islamic State

SC Congress Amsterdam: Cyber-warfare - "we are all involved in this"

SC Congress Amsterdam: Cyber-warfare - "we are all involved in this"

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Although some would argue that cyber-war is still in its infancy, it is - according to our panel of experts at the SC Congress Amsterdam - well under way across the globe.

World's largest international cyber-defence exercise underway in Tallinn

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Some 26 nations and more than 550 computer experts are engaged in the worlds biggest 'live fire' international cyber-defence exercise - Locked Shields.

Update: Swedish airports suffer potential cyber-attack

Update: Swedish airports suffer potential cyber-attack

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Despite being initially blamed on a cosmic storm, a service outage in Sweden late last year may have been a co-ordinated attack

Fallon announces new cyber-security centre for MoD

Fallon announces new cyber-security centre for MoD

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UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced an investment of £40 million into the Ministry of Defence to create a Cyber Security Operations Centre.

Nearly 1500 vulnerabilities found in automated medical equipment

Nearly 1500 vulnerabilities found in automated medical equipment

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Security researchers have discovered 1,418 flaws in outdated medical equipment still in use by some healthcare providers.

A rusty deterrent? Trident to get upgrade from BAE

A rusty deterrent? Trident to get upgrade from BAE

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The Ministry of Defence is to bolster the cyber-security systems of its HMS Vanguard fleet of nuclear submarines otherwise known as Trident.

A quarter of UK companies hit by cyber-attack, industry unsurprised

A quarter of UK companies hit by cyber-attack, industry unsurprised

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As cyber-attacks on UK companies continue to hit new heights, some industry bods are surprised, not at how high the numbers are, but how low.

New research reveals 71 percent of UK organisations not cyber-resilient

New research reveals 71 percent of UK organisations not cyber-resilient

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Study of 450 UK IT and security professionals uncovers insufficient planning and lack of clear ownership as major inhibitors to achieving cyber resilience.

Israeli Electricity Authority was hit by ransomware, power grid not affected

Israeli Electricity Authority was hit by ransomware, power grid not affected

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Yuval Steinitz, Israel's energy minister reported Israel's Electricity Authority, the regulator of the actual Israeli power company, was hit by a 'severe' cyber-attack. The power grid itself not affected in any way.

ICYMI: New PayPal spam; WEF top risks; Ukraine cyber-attack; OpenSSH vulnerabilities; IoT Doorbell flawed;

ICYMI: New PayPal spam; WEF top risks; Ukraine cyber-attack; OpenSSH vulnerabilities; IoT Doorbell flawed;

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The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at a new type of PayPal spam, WEF names cyber-attacks as one of its top three threats, Ukraine suffers major cyber-attack on main airport, OpenSSH open to MitM attacks and the IoT doorbell that reveals its owners wifi key.

Attacks redoubled on Ukrainian power - but who is to blame?

Attacks redoubled on Ukrainian power - but who is to blame?

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Slovakian IT security company, ESET, has discovered a new wave of attacks against Ukrainian critical industries, recalling the malicious power outages of the last few years.

Cyber-attack among World Economic Forum's top global risks

Cyber-attack among World Economic Forum's top global risks

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The World Economic Forum's annual Global Risk report lists cyber-attacks as one of the biggest dangers in an ever more connected world.

Industry sceptical of new NIS directive passed today

Industry sceptical of new NIS directive passed today

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European member states face a new set of cyber-security rules following a vote in the European Parliament's Internal Markets Committee but industry experts were not impressed.

Prosecution for breach-deniers says Liam Fox MP

Prosecution for breach-deniers says Liam Fox MP

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Dr Liam Fox MP, Former Secretary of State for Defence has put forward several proposals in a speech yesterday at the Royal United Services Institute including prosecution for organisations that don't report their breaches.

Anonymous hacks European Space Agency

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The European Space Agency received an early, unwanted Christmas gift from Anonymous with the group hacking into several ESA subdomains and grabbing 8,000 usernames and passwords.

Vaccine released for Cryptowall 4.0

Vaccine released for Cryptowall 4.0

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After the release of the bigger, badder version of Cryptowall, Romanian security company Bitdefender has come out with a vaccine

ICYMI: BoE Bank Test; Ransomware; Mac Malware; Russia cyber-security capabilities; RSA coverage;

ICYMI: BoE Bank Test; Ransomware; Mac Malware; Russia cyber-security capabilities; RSA coverage;

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The latest In Case You Missed It: Bank of England simulation, ransomware photo threat, 2015 worst for Mac malware, Russiab cyber-warfare lead, RSA report.

Official stats measure cyber-crime for the first time

Official stats measure cyber-crime for the first time

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For the first time cyber offences are to be included in official UK crime statistics, painting a very different picture of who is being victimised and how.

ICYMI: GCHQ Password advice; Jihadi cabinet attack; Dridex hits UK; MS Irish data; ATM malware

ICYMI: GCHQ Password advice; Jihadi cabinet attack; Dridex hits UK; MS Irish data; ATM malware

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In this week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI): GCHQ advises on passwords; Jihadi cabinet attack 'avoidable'; CERT UK aids Dridex targets; Data jurisdiction dispute; Multi-vendor ATM malware

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