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  • 27 Sep 2020 5:32 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Former NCSC CEO Ciaran Martin sheds some light on some of the biggest cyber threats currently facing the UK

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252489259/Outgoing-NCSC-CEO-Ransomware-threat-kept-us-up-at-night


  • 21 Sep 2020 2:10 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Five defendants have now received a total of 13 years imprisonment between them after they hacked and disclosed intimate pictures of hundreds of victims.

    https://www.essex.police.uk/news/essex/news/brought-to-justice/2020/september/operation-targeting-hackers-concludes-with-five-men-receiving-13-years-imprisonment/

  • 21 Sep 2020 1:42 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    New research from the Sophos threat response team has found the Maze ransomware gang has adopted techniques pioneered by the cyber criminals behind Ragnar Locker

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252489198/Maze-ransomware-borrows-Ragnar-Locker-tactics-to-sneak-past-defences


  • 21 Sep 2020 12:51 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    There has been a 151% increase in the number of DDoS attacks in the first half of 2020, compared to the same period in 2019.

    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/ddos-1tbps-2020/#.X2UlzZZD79I.twitter

  • 21 Sep 2020 12:47 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Since late June, the platform’s file storage domain – slack-files.com – appeared to pop up with far more regularity on the Phish Alert Button, leading KnowBe4 researchers to surmise that Slack users using the referral URL domain, slack-redir.net, are being duped with malicious payloads, raising concerns.

    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/phishing/slack-users-unwittingly-phished-with-malicious-payloads/


  • 20 Sep 2020 6:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The NCSC's weekly threat report is drawn from recent open source reporting.

    https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/report/weekly-threat-report-11th-september-2020

  • 20 Sep 2020 6:28 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Database stores, cloud storage and myriad other services are being put at risk by the accidental exposure of company access keys during development

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252489072/Risky-development-practice-leaves-company-access-keys-exposed


  • 14 Sep 2020 10:31 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A new report has highlighted that there are massive gaps in cybersecurity with more employees working at home. In fact, at present 20% of organisations have experienced a breach as a result of remote work.

    https://securitybrief.co.nz/story/new-data-reveals-correlation-between-cyber-attacks-and-work-from-home-initiatives


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