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Free decryption tool released for latest GandCrab ransomware

Free decryption tool released for latest GandCrab ransomware

Today Europol's No More Ransom depository has released a new decryption tool for the latest strand of GandCrab, one of the world's most prolific ransomwares.

£800,000 funding for academics to commercialise cyber-security ideas

£800,000 funding for academics to commercialise cyber-security ideas

A fund of £800,000 is available to help academics get their ideas for improved cyber-security to market.

Arrests following theft of €10m of IOTA cryptocurrency

Arrests following theft of €10m of IOTA cryptocurrency

A 36 year-old suspect has been arrested in Oxford for fraud, theft and money laundering tied to the theft of around €10 million in the IOTA cryptocurrency following cross-border joint law enforcement action.

Google fined €50 million for breach of GDPR rules

Google fined €50 million for breach of GDPR rules

It was announced today that Google has been fined €50 million by French regulator CNIL for "lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding advertising personalisation."

NHS CISO steps down after three months in the role

NHS CISO steps down after three months in the role

Citing personal reasons, the recently appointed CISO at the NHS Robert Coles has resigned from the role that was created in response to the WannaCry attack.

What were the most popular stories on SC in 2018?

What were the most popular stories on SC in 2018?

Readers clicked on a wide range of stories during the year, but you might be surprised by the ones that got the most attention.

Mac-based malware now features in malware top ten

Mac-based malware now features in malware top ten

At sixth place, Mac-based malware makes its debut in the top ten most common types of malware reported by WatchGuard's quarterly Internet Security Report, tricking victims into installing fake cleaning software.

100 million Quora users' data accessed, linked to social media, but passwords encrypted

100 million Quora users' data accessed, linked to social media, but passwords encrypted

Quora data loss hits some 100 million users, but impact mitigated by early response and use of encryption, nonetheless, regulatory penalities could be high.

Turkish strategy on cyber-security: an inseparable part of national security

Turkish strategy on cyber-security: an inseparable part of national security

A new study by the Nato CCD COE on Cyber Security Organisation in Turkey outlines the current cyber security landscape in the country, providing a comprehensive overview of the country's digital ecosystem.

Teams invited to register for the 2019 UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy challenge

Teams invited to register for the 2019 UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy challenge

Entrants in teams of four have until the end of this week to enter the UK Cyber 9/12 Strategy Challenge, taking place in BT Tower 11/12 Feb 2019.