28 Jul 2021

Get patching: US, UK, and Australia issue joint advisory on top 30 exploited vulnerabilities

The US’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Australia’s Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), and the US FBI recently released an advisory detailing the top 30 most exploited vulnerabilities dating back to 2017. After seven months of 2021, the agencies found that CVE-2017-11882,

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20 Jul 2021

Hundreds of touchscreen ticket machines are offline after a ransomware attack

A ransomware attack has caused hundreds of self-service ticketing machines across the UK to go offline. The machines are located in the northern region of the country. Travellers have been encouraged to use mobile ticketing services while the machines are down. The attack comes just two months after roughly 600

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19 Jul 2021

UK blames China for Microsoft Exchange Server hack

On Monday, the UK government came forth to publicly accuse the Chinese government of perpetrating a damaging Microsoft Exchange Server hack that targeted organizations across Europe and North America. The UK joined several other entities, including the US and Microsoft itself, in claiming that China, specifically a state-sponsored hacking group

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30 Jun 2021

Reported HMRC-Branded Phishing Scams Grew by 87% During COVID-19

Official figures obtained by accountancy group Lanop Outsourcing reveal that HMRC-branded phishing scams grew by 87% during the Covid-19 pandemic. The company gained access to the information after filing a Freedom of Information request. The data revealed that reports of phishing scams impersonating the UK’s tax, payments, and customs authority

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24 Jun 2021

UK plays down Crimean naval confrontation while Russia says ‘London has lost its manners’

On Thursday, a UK government minister announced that Britain was prepared to sail naval vessels through disputed waters near Crimea again. The statement comes just a day after a confrontation between a British warship and Russian forces in the Black Sea, sparking conflicting stories from both parties. Environment Secretary George

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23 Jun 2021

Councils Reported Over 700 Data Breaches in 2020

In 2020, hundreds of councils across the UK suffered from data breaches, according to new Freedom of Information research produced by Redscan. Redscan utilized official FOI responses from 60% of the country’s 398 local authorities to compile the new report, Disjointed and Under-Resourced: Cybersecurity across UK Councils. The managed security

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23 Jun 2021

Covid-19 Delta Variant Threatens to Set Back Europe’s Recovery

The Delta variant of Covid-19 is spreading across continental Europe, increasing the risk of a rebound in infections and subsequent delay to the region’s economic recovery. The variant was first discovered in India late last year. The Delta variant’s spread has prompted Portugal to seal off its capital city of

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17 Jun 2021

UK, US agree truce in Airbus-Boeing dispute

A trade dispute between Britain and the United states involving Boeing and Airbus has been resolved two days after a similar agreement between the Eu and US. The conflict has been going on since 2004 in parallel cases at the World Trade Organization over subsidies for each aircraft firm. The

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14 Jun 2021

Headache and runny nose linked to Delta variant

A new variant of Covid-19 referred to as the Delta variant has symptoms such as a runny nose and headache, according to a new study conducted in the UK. The variant will allegedly feel more like a cold for younger people, says Prof. Tim Spector, the head of the study.

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07 Jun 2021

There’s been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

In the UK and US, ransomware attacks targeting schools, colleges, universities, and other academic institutions are on the rise again. The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) recently released an advisory that comes amid the aftermath of significant ransomware attacks across the world last month, including those targeting the US’s

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