Cyber-Threat News, Articles and Updates

Report: Cyber-threat to UK business is "significant and growing"

Ciaran Martin, chief executive of the NCSC said cyber-attacks will continue to evolve, which is why the UK public and private sectors must work together "at pace" to reduce the cyber-threat.

Who is Guccifer 2.0?

Toni Gidwani challenges Guccifer 2.0's claimed attribution for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) breach

Bangladesh blames £56m bank heist on badly-installed software

Bangladesh Central Bank officials are pinning the blame for an cyber-attack that netted $81million (£56mil) from the financial institution on SWIFT's for incorrectly installing new software.

Industry Innovators: Cyber-threat analysis and intelligence

This is an entirely new category and it has become one of the most important areas of next-generation network and data protection.

Israeli missile defence chief dismissed for breach of security protocol

Israel's Defence Ministry dismissed Yair Ramati, the nation's head of missile defence, for a "grave breach of information security."

DDoS attacks up 180 percent in Q3 2015: Akamai

Akamai's Q3 2015 State of the Internet - Security Report offered up a mixed bag of news indicating a very large increase in distributed denial of service attacks, while noting the length and severity of the incidents were down.

Mozilla may reject SHA-1 certificates six months early

Mozilla has stepped up pressure on enterprise companies that continue to use SHA-1 certificates after research last month demonstrated the algorithm could be broken in as little as three months.

Amazon UK customers targeted with phishing scam

Researchers at Malwarebytes spotted an email phishing scam on Wednesday that targets Amazon users in the UK.

Nigerian man sentenced to 12 years for operating spam scheme

A Nigerian man was sentenced to more than 12 years in a prison and ordered to pay US $13 million in restitution for his role in an internet fraud scheme

Malware attacks hit UK site

Security researchers have discovered malicious adverts on the UK version of dating site

Rocket Kitten APT threat persists after being outted

Trend Micro and ClearSky published an updated report on Rocket Kitten, a state-sponsored group targeting Israeli and European organisations.

UK ham radio operators spammed with malware

UK ham radio operators are the target of a phishing-scam asking them to open a malware-infected attachment purportedly from Ofcom Spectrum Licensing.