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Russia to increase cyber activity against UK

A network of Russian trolls is behind a new disinformation campaign about who was responsible for chemical weapons attacks in Syria and Salisbury, a government source has said. Social media bots are said to be responsible for a 4,000 percent increase in the spread of ‘lies and disinformation’ according to Whitehall research made public for the first time. View Full ... Read More »

With less than 50 days to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) deadline, are you ready for the change?

Mike McEwan, UK CEO,

It is virtually impossible to open a magazine or newspaper recently without reading something about GDPR but with little over a month until the introduction of the regulation on 25th May 2018, it seems few British people and businesses are prepared for its implications. Despite the new regulations being announced two years ago, there still appears to be a great ... Read More »

Six Steps to Secure Cryptographic Keys

Corey O'Connor, Product Manager,

Cryptocurrency seems to bring out the best effort from cyber criminals. From nation states to traditional attackers, the rise in crypto-related attacks is staggering. The motivation is obvious: it’s financially driven. Despite the recent drop, cryptocurrency values have skyrocketed over the past couple of years incentivising attackers to create malicious code and sophisticated hacking tools to harvest cryptocurrency coins. One ... Read More »

TaskRabbit has been brought back to life – Security industry opinion

At the beginning of this week (Monday 16th), TaskRabbit, the IKEA-owned mobile marketplace that matches freelance labour with local demand, had its website and app hacked resulting in both shutting down and going offline. The company had offered a statement to its customers saying, “ we understand how important your personal information is and are working with an outside cybersecurity ... Read More »

The Flu and DDoS, From an Epidemic to a Solution

Michael Schachter, Senior Product Manager,
Allot Communications

While the mobile industry was busy celebrating telecom innovation at MWC18, another kind of innovation was making headlines: a record 1.35 Tbps DDoS attack. It caused some disruption and highlighted the potential for much worse. In this instance, the attack was detected and mitigated relatively quickly—but it required manual intervention and rerouting of traffic. Fortunately, service was only disrupted for ... Read More »

7 Sins of Security Metrics

Leila Powell, Security Data Scientist,

If you are at the water cooler muttering “But that’s EXACTLY the graph they asked for.” Enter SIN#1… “Get me a plot of x versus y, colour-coded by z!” They sounded so sure when they asked you, so you created what they wanted, showed it to them, and they hated it. Ok, a bit melodramatic. But in my experience, building ... Read More »

Malware infecting 50,000 Minecraft accounts (and possibly more)

Minecraft, the immensely popular world-building game with more than 74 million players, has a malware problem. Users who download skins for their avatars, from the official Minecraft website, are unwittingly allowing malicious code onto their computers. Currently, nearly 50,000 Minecraft accounts are known to be infected with the malware which is designed to reformat a person’s hard drive and delete backup data and system ... Read More »

Major tech corporations sign Cybersecurity agreement

Dozens of major technology companies including Microsoft, Facebook, Cisco, and SAP have signed onto a pledge to protect their users around the globe against cybersecurity threats and to abstain from helping any government launch a cyber attack. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ZDNet Read More »

NHS failing to address cyber security

The NHS has shown an “alarming” failure to tackle cyber security despite growing concerns about threats to the UK, MPs have warned. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Telegraph Read More »

Commonwealth to be more cyber secured

The UK Prime Minister will today announce up to £15 million to help Commonwealth countries strengthen their cyber security capabilities and help to tackle criminal groups and hostile state actors who pose a global threat to security, including in the UK. View Full Story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Read More »