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  • 15 Aug 2022 7:44 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The last few months have shown indications that the ransomware landscape may be shifting. The first is a change in tactics from threat actors, who are increasingly moving away from encrypting data to exfiltrating it. Concurrently, there are signs that victim organisations are becoming less likely to pay ransoms. 

    https://www.marsh.com/uk/services/cyber-risk/insights/ransomware-landscape-appears-to-be-shifting.html

  • 07 Aug 2022 10:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    More and more people around the world pay for goods and services online. The convenience of shopping by phone or other devices is obvious, but what about the potential downsides?

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/fraud-cybercrime-financial-business/

  • 07 Aug 2022 10:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A WARNING has been launched as social media accounts are being hacked and ‘flooded’ with indecent images of children.

    https://www.wearebarnsley.com/news/14651/action-fraud-urges-residents-to-remain-wary#.YumXO88RxHw.twitter

  • 25 Jul 2022 11:42 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    We all like to think we’re immune to scams. We scoff at emails from an unknown sender offering us £2 million, in exchange for our bank details. But the game has changed and con artists have developed new, chilling tactics. They are taking the personal approach and scouring the internet for all the details they can find about us.

    https://www.essexlive.news/news/uk-world-news/email-scams-getting-personal-even-7339959?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sharebar

  • 11 Jul 2022 9:03 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Some lawyers are wrongly advising clients to pay ransoms when they fall victim to cyber-attacks, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) have warned.

    https://www.legalfutures.co.uk/latest-news/stop-advising-clients-to-pay-cyber-ransoms-lawyers-told

  • 27 Jun 2022 9:54 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    An ex-Amazon Web Services (AWS) employee has been found guilty of multiple crimes in relation to one of the largest ever US data breaches.

    https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/former-amazon-employee-convicted-of-capital-one-hack

  • 20 Jun 2022 9:20 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Cyber attacks have become a fact of life. They are a persistent and real risk for any business, with the frequency and severity of attacks increasing dramatically over the past few years. Our case study illustrates how to navigate a cyber attack: to ensure that operational impact, reputational damage, financial loss, and legal liability are minimised, and the potential fallout is managed to the greatest extent possible.

    https://www.osborneclarke.com/insights/how-respond-ransomware-attack-illustrative-example

  • 09 May 2022 9:26 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The level of cybercrime continues to grow at an unprecedented rate in the UK and across the globe, with the threat of attacks exacerbated by the continued increase in staff working from home, and from political tensions and activity from hostile states. In particular, ransomware continues to be a focus of cybercriminals and is now the most prominent and immediate cyber threat to UK businesses.

    https://www.shlegal.com/insights/cybersecurity-risks-fail-to-prepare-prepare-to-fail?03052022085021

  • 25 Apr 2022 9:02 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Citizen Lab suspects a client of NSO Group, the United Arab Emirates, is behind the hack of the UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's office.

    https://uk.pcmag.com/security/139861/nso-groups-pegasus-spyware-used-to-hack-uk-prime-ministers-office?mc_cid=a573d43f13

  • 19 Apr 2022 9:41 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    New statistics from the annual DCMS Cyber security breaches survey reveal the extent and frequency with which UK organisations are being attacked by malicious actors

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252515288/One-third-of-UK-firms-suffer-a-cyber-attack-every-week

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