Cyber Resilience

  • Cyber News and Threats – 12th July 2017

    12th July 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update. All updates are open source and links given: Scams follow widely reported attempt to compromise parliamentary email accounts   Following reported attempts by hackers to compromise parliamentary email accounts...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 4th July 2017

    4th July 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 30 June. All updates are open source and links given: Password challenges Passwords have been in the news again recently. Most notably, on Friday 23 June accounts with weak...

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  • Ransomware: Latest NCSC Guidance

    28th June 2017 by

    We are aware of a global ransomware incident and are, alongside the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), monitoring the situation closely. The NCSC is asking to be notified of any instances of ransomware: incidents@ncsc.gov.uk. The NCSC’s website provides advice to the public and business on how to protect your digital systems. Read their ransomware guidance...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 27 June 2017

    27th June 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks. Fake airline websites distributed by social media Scammers are using the brands of major global airlines to lure users to fake websites and then encourage them to share links to the sites with friends....

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  • Ransomware: Latest NCSC Guidance

    14th May 2017 by

    The latest statement and guidance from the NCSC (14/05/17): Since the global coordinated ransomware attack on thousands of private and public sector organisations across dozens of countries on Friday, there have been no sustained new attacks of that kind. But it is important to understand that the way these attacks work means that compromises of machines...

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  • Protecting your organisation from ransomware

    14th May 2017 by

    Ransomware is a growing global cyber security threat, and one which could affect any organisation that does not have appropriate defences. The first half of 2016 saw an almost threefold increase in ransomware variants compared to the whole of 2015[1]. While ransomware against Windows operating systems has been commonplace for some years, attacks against Mac and Linux systems are also...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 12th May 2017

    12th May 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 12 May. All updates are open source and links given: US restaurant chain payment process system compromised – A US restaurant chain, Chipotle Mexican Grill, recently announced that unauthorised...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 31st March 2017

    2nd April 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 17th Feb. All updates are open source and links given: Criminals target US healthcare sector – The cyber division of the FBI recently issued an alert warning of...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 24th March 2017

    24th March 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 17th Feb. All updates are open source and links given: Yahoo breach indictments – The FBI has indicted four individuals for unauthorised access to Yahoo’s networks. According to...

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  • Cyber News and Threats – 20 March 2017

    21st March 2017 by

    Here are some of the latest updates on cyber threats and news that we’ve picked up in the last couple of weeks, including the NCSC weekly update for 17th March. All updates are open source and links given: Ransomware for political ends – Cyber security company PaloAlto networks has recently identified a new type of ransomware,...

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