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FBI warns of high-impact ransomware attacks

FBI warns of high-impact ransomware attacks

FBI issues an alert, warning about possible high-impact ransomware attacks targeting US businesses and organisations.

Female applicants for NCSC courses up 50%

Female applicants for NCSC courses up 50%

There has been a surge in female applicants for the NCSC's 2019 CyberFirst cyber-security summer courses (held in Cardiff, Belfast, Paisley, Newcastle, Birmingham and London), up 47 percent on 2018.

Sir Brian Leveson appointed the second Investigatory Powers Commissioner

Sir Brian Leveson appointed the second Investigatory Powers Commissioner

Sir Brian Leveson to lead the IPCO, providing independent oversight and authorisation of the use of investigatory powers by intelligence agencies, police forces and other public authorities.

Cyber eliminates distinction between war and peace

Cyber eliminates distinction between war and peace

"I feel I am now at war" says General Sir Nick Carter, UK chief of defence staff, as UK ups investement in offensive cyber-capabilities and Nato says ""Cyber-attack on one NATO state is an attack on all"

Right to be forgotten to be limited to EU only

Right to be forgotten to be limited to EU only

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that Google does not have to comply with GDPR's 'right to be forgotten' - except in the 28 EU domains.

Europol partners FS-ISAC to combat cross-border cyber-crime

Europol partners FS-ISAC to combat cross-border cyber-crime

Europol's EC3 has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Centre (FS-ISAC) to combat cyber-crime via intelligence sharing.

Update: Ecuador data breach: Data analytics firm exec held

Update: Ecuador data breach: Data analytics firm exec held

Ecuador police arrest executive of the data analytics firm found responsible for the massive data leak that affected most of Ecuador's population

Victim of BA data breach? You have only 17 weeks to claim compensation

Victim of BA data breach? You have only 17 weeks to claim compensation

Lawyers accuse British Airways of trying to limit the £3 billion payout over data breach that affected more than 500,000 customers by narrowing the claim window to 17 weeks

Instagram vulnerability exposed user data; Patch issued after alert

Instagram vulnerability exposed user data; Patch issued after alert

Facebook patches a security vulnerability in Instagram, which helped attackers access the details linked to individual accounts

£13.8 bn increased spending - how much for cyber and will it materialise?

£13.8 bn increased spending - how much for cyber and will it materialise?

The internet is changing how criminals operate and break the law, hence 20,000 additional police being recruited; spending also increasing at MOB, Health, Education and criminal justice among others.