The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a warning to all UK organisations, urging them to “bolster their cyber security resilience” in response to the cyberattacks currently targeting Ukraine.
Ukraine has been hit by a series of cyberattacks, including on 14 Jan when the websites of Ukrainian government departments including the ministries of foreign affairs and education were taken offline by hackers.
Victims of the 14 Jan hack were targeted by messages reading “Ukrainians! All information about you has become public. Be afraid and expect worse. It’s your past, present and future.”
In a press release, the NCSC said “no current threats to the UK (had been) identified” but implored organisations to consult its guidance on “actions to take when the cyber threat is heightened.”
In particular, the NCSC advised organisations to take the following steps to improve cyber-resilience:
- Patch your system
- Improve your access controls (including implementing MFA)
- Create or update your incident response plan
- Check backup and restore processes
- Check and configure your online defences
- Keep up-to-date with the latest news and advice
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