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  • 23 Nov 2020 3:56 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    CyberUp, a group of campaigners who want to reform the Computer Misuse Act, finds 80% of security professionals are concerned that they may be prosecuted just for doing their jobs

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252492416/Security-pros-fear-prosecution-under-outdated-UK-laws


  • 23 Nov 2020 3:54 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In the most comprehensive transatlantic study of its kind, we find that the approach of both police and policymakers to tackling cybercrime is so inadequate that it is tantamount to surrender. On both sides of the Atlantic, we find no systematic attempt to combat cyber fraud at scale.

    https://demos.co.uk/project/the-great-cyber-surrender-how-police-and-governments-abandon-cybercrime-victims/

  • 23 Nov 2020 3:41 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Japanese game developer Capcom has suffered a ransomware attack where threat actors claim to have stolen 1TB of sensitive data from their corporate networks in the US, Japan, and Canada.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/capcom-hit-by-ragnar-locker-ransomware-1tb-allegedly-stolen/#.X7psv4oqUgU.twitter


  • 23 Nov 2020 3:39 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Researchers at Palo Alto’s Unit 42 have confirmed that they have compromised a customer’s AWS cloud account with thousands of workloads using a misconfigured identity and access management (IAM) role.

    https://www.scmagazine.com/home/security-news/cloud-security/attackers-can-abuse-a-misconfigured-iam-role-across-16-aws-services/


  • 23 Nov 2020 3:37 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Most victims of a cyber attack probably consider themselves to be unlucky. This got me thinking... are the majority of cyber attack victims just unlucky or is rising cyber crime a result of something else?

    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/13-terrifying-quick-fire-facts-cyber-attacks-kevin-hudson/?trackingId=36u94pt%2FQ9Oyzms25ZY%2B9g%3D%3D


  • 23 Nov 2020 12:49 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Sophos researchers anticipate a trickle-down effect in the cyber criminal underground

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252492290/2021-the-year-of-commodity-ransomware-says-Sophos


  • 23 Nov 2020 12:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A new survey from CrowdStrike revealed more than half of 2,200 respondents' organizations were hit with a ransomware attack at least once in the past 12 months.

    https://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/news/252492236/CrowdStrike-Ransomware-hit-56-of-organizations-in-last-year


  • 23 Nov 2020 12:46 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Security community says the presence of a robust cyber defence force alongside a robust physical one will be vital to the UK’s national security

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252492353/Security-sector-broadly-backs-Boris-Johnsons-Cyber-Force


  • 23 Nov 2020 11:26 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    UK-based organisations are either more, or less, likely to pay ransoms, depending on which cyber security supplier you want to believe

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252492191/Ransomware-stats-overload-risks-confusing-buyers


  • 23 Nov 2020 11:18 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The threat of identity theft via a data breach is heightened with the rise of attacks where ransomware threat actors both encrypt and ransom, and exfiltrate and leak their victims’ data. How does this evolution in cyber crime heighten risk for the enterprise, and what steps can we take to safeguard the personal data we hold?

    https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Security-Think-Tank-Adapting-defences-to-evolving-ransomware-and-cyber-crime


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