06 Jan 2023

NHS is Most Scammed UK Government “Brand”

In the UK, the National Health Service topped the list of the government organizations most frequently impersonated in email scams, according to a recent report released by the National Cyber Security Centre. The report uses findings from the popular Suspicious Email Reporting Service, which received 6.4 million reports last year.

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13 Dec 2022

UK Government Department Using Unsupported Applications, Reveals Watchdog

The National Audit Office, a UK watchdog, has revealed that almost one third (30%) of the applications used by the Department of Environment, Food, and Rural affairs are currently unsupported and no longer receiving security updates. Therefore, the major UK department is relying on outdated technology and IT infrastructure meaning

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09 Dec 2022

UK, Italy and Japan team up for new fighter jet

Rishi Sunak announced a collaboration between Italy, Japan and the UK to develop a fighter jet that uses artificial intelligence. The prime minister of the UK said the venture aims to create thousands of jobs in the UK and strengthen security ties between the three countries. The jet is expected

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30 Nov 2022

France rescues 240 UK-bound asylum seekers in 24-hour period

240 asylum seekers have been rescued by French emergency services from the English Channel. The asylum seekers were traveling in small boats toward the southern coast of England. The rescues occurred in five different operations between Monday and Tuesday.  According to the UK authorities, 426 migrants and refugees were detected

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31 Oct 2022

Russia Suspected in Truss Phone Hacking Scandal

Earlier this year, former UK Prime Minister Liz Truss’s personal phone was found to be infected by spyware distributed by foreign agents. This posed a signification national security risk, the UK stated. the incident was discovered over the summer during the Conservative Party leadership contest. Truss worried that the spyware

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24 Oct 2022

Rishi Sunak wins race to become the UK’s new prime minister

Rishi Sunak will become the United Kingdom’s new prime minister after winning the contest by the ruling Conservative Party. The contest was caused by the resignation of Liz Truss last week. Sunak’s win occurred on Monday. Liz Truss’s resignation occurred due to her disastrous tax plans and policy u-turns that

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21 Oct 2022

Johnson eyes race to replace Truss as UK PM

Liz Truss resigned as Prime Minister of the UK on Thursday after 45 days in office. Boris Johnson and former finance minister Rishi Sunak lead the potential contenders for Truss’ replacement. Johnson has not confirmed whether he will run, however, his allies are working to gather support.  Boris Johnson was

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19 Oct 2022

NGO warns of legal action if UK embassy moved to Jerusalem

UK Prime Minister Liz Truss said she was reviewing the location of the British embassy in Israel and a few weeks later, a civil rights group warned against moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The rights group claims this shift would be a violation of Britain’s obligations under

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14 Oct 2022

Jeremy Hunt replaces Kwasi Kwarteng as UK finance minister

British Prime Minister Liz Truss dismissed Finance Minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday and replaced him with former Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt. Truss and Kwarteng have been scrambling to reassure markets and lawmakers after a tax-cutting mini budget that was proposed on September 23 and created an economic maelstrom. It is

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07 Oct 2022

Facing risk of blackouts this winter, the UK will drill for more oil

The UK government may award over 100 new licenses to oil and gas companies to drill in the North Sea to improve energy security during a global supply shortage. The licensing round was launched on Friday and won’t lead to new production for several years.  When the drilling does begin,

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