Cyber-Attacks News, Articles and Updates

Few UK councils have faith in their staff to deal with cyber-threats

A study from PwC explores the confidence of councils, local authorities and consumers across the UK in the face of cyber-attacks and threats with depressing conclusions.

Three-quarters of UK orgs suffer DNS attacks, half of those had data stolen

A new report from EfficientIP reveals a lack of awareness as to the variety of DNS attacks, a failure to adapt security solutions to protect DNS and poor responses to vulnerability notifications among businesses worldwide.

Don't neglect cyber-risks that physically walk in through the front door

Nathan King warns that some cyber-criminals still gain entry on two feet and stresses the need to test physical security controls.

UK leaders more concerned with cyber-threats than their global peers

New Government statistics have revealed that in the last 12 months, half of UK businesses have suffered a cyber-security breach.

Struggle is real: UK businesses unprepared for cyber-attack response

Businesses in the UK are struggling to face the looming threat of cyber-attacks, with nearly a third of C-level executives admitting they don't have a response plan - or don't even know whether or not they have one.

The rise of nation state attacks - with intelligence gathering the aim

Mark Loman discusses how nation-state attackers with access to the right tools, time and cash can tailor-make their attack code to bypass security products completely.

Businesses must move past this callous zero-day attack apathy

Greg Sim focuses on measures that businesses can use to counter defeatism surrounding zero-day hacks by employing new and creative cyber-security solutions.

Cyber-attacks are becoming more 'made to order' for chosen victims

Whilst examining cyber-security attacks and methods from the first part of 2017, researchers at PandaLabs found cyber-attacks are more complex than ever before.

Low risk, high reward: Threat actors leave sophisticated attacks behind

According to new research by eSentire, cyber-criminals are moving away from sophisticated attacks in favour of inexpensive and automated methods of intrusions.

Big Phish - why phishing just won't go away, and what to do about it

Adam Vincent discusses why phishing attacks continue to dominate the cyber-security landscape, why companies are still falling for them and how attacker profiling can help protect against them.

Attack on our NHS...and this time it's from cyber-space

Chris Welch discusses what healthcare organisations in the UK should be doing to protect themselves against cyber-attacks.

45% of NHS trusts scan for app vulnerabilities just once a year

Nearly half (45 percent) of NHS trusts scan for application vulnerabilities just once a year. Less than eight percent do so on a daily basis.

Levelling the playing field against targeted attacks

Wieland Alge discusses how businesses must adapt their security methods in response to the growing number of targeted, multi-vector attacks taking place

Never stop learning - the need for a risk-based approach to cyber-security

Kristine Olson-Chapman advises senior executives and IT security professionals on how to manage the challenges of cyber-security by using a risk-based approach

Retailers overconfident in identifying and remediating cyber-attacks

Despite unique attacks on their sector, IT professionals in retail are overconfident in their ability to quickly collect data needed to identify and remediate cyber-attacks.

The average company experiences two to three cyber-attacks per month

Most security executives have confidence in protecting their businesses from cyber-attacks despite experiencing about two to three effective attacks per month at the average company.

Cyber-attacks targeting DoD contractor, OPM, and US aircraft carrier linked to China

A Chinese cyber-attack targeting a US Defence Department contractor was linked to the OPM hack.

89% of UK consumers concerned with immoral use of AI and cyber-attacks

Nearly half of consumers see Artificial Intelligence as having a positive impact on society, compared to seven percent who do not.

Global study: Is IT security making progress against cyber-attacks?

CyberArk's 10th annual Global Advanced Threat Landscape Survey conducts research on global enterprises and whether they are learning from cyber-attacks and what priorities are being influenced.

1 in 50 employees a malicious insider?

A survey recently conducted by Imperva showed that 36 percent of surveyed companies have experienced security incidents involving malicious employees in the past 12 months.

Cyber-attacks now cost enterprises US $861K per security incident

On average, a single cyber-security incident now costs large businesses US $861,000 (£652,000). Meanwhile, small and medium businesses (SMBs) pay $86,500 (£65,500).

Increasing use of encryption technology causes more cyber-attacks

An outcome of the growing use of encryption technology to keep network data safe is an increase in cyber-attacks.

CFcS programme established to improve US national cyber-posture

The growth of state sponsored and APT cyber-attacks on the US government has triggered a much needed response by the US National Security Agency's (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD).

DNS attacks cost businesses more than £702K

DNS attacks are costing businesses more than $1 million (£702K), however 25 percent of organisations still are not implementing any kind of basic security software

Web app attacks are on the rise, but money is tight for developers

Cyber-attacks against web applications are increasing, yet security budgets for developers remain low.

SC Congress Atlanta: Ransomware, a real or overblown threat?

A panel Tuesday at SC Congress Atlanta delved into a debate over how serious the threat is posed by ransomware.

BfV agency says Russia is behind German cyber-attacks

According to Germany's domestic intelligence agency, Russia was most likely responsible for the major cyber-attack on the Bundestag last year, forcing computer systems to be on hiatus for days.

US-based IP addresses created the most cyber-attacks in three years

Cyber-attacks from US-based IP addresses have reached the highest point in the last three years.

Microsoft PowerShell used to launch 38% of cyber-attacks in 2015

To fly under the radar of security systems, hackers are increasingly using PowerShell, a scripting language inherent in Microsoft systems.

The vulnerability of remote working for financial institutions

Claus Rosendal says financial services are a hot target for cyber-criminals, and observes that they may consistently gain access via remote workers.