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New partnership in Ghana shows the way for cybersecurity in Africa

2021-11-30T12:07:00+00:00By

A new collaboration between leading African security organisations is advancing cybersecurity skills and technology standards to offer greater protection from emerging digital threats.

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AI, ML, cloud computing and 5G to dominate in 2022

2021-11-23T16:00:00+00:00

New research concludes that Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), cloud computing and 5G technologies will increase in usage through next year.

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State of Oklahoma bolsters cyber defences

2021-11-05T15:38:00+00:00By

The US state of Oklahoma has taken a major step forward in modernising its cyber defence programme by investing in a state-of-the-art data centre.

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IT leaders may be taking security risks

2021-11-04T12:05:00+00:00By

A new study has speculated that IT leaders may be too confident when it comes to relying on cloud, security and application capabilities, a new study finds.

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Companies increase spending on cybersecurity posture management

2021-10-27T09:22:00+01:00By

A new study has found that 80% of companies plan to increase spending on their cybersecurity posture management over the next 12-18 months.

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BrewDog exposes PII of 200K shareholders

2021-10-11T10:06:00+01:00

A token authentication error has led to the details of hundreds of thousands of BrewDog’s customers and ‘Equity for Punks’ shareholders exposed for the best part of 18 months.

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Major telecoms service giant reveals five-year breach

2021-10-06T08:40:00+01:00

Syniverse has revealed to government regulators that it has been the victim of a five-year breach impacting hundreds of customers.

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T-Mobile hit with class actions after data breach

2021-08-25T15:21:00+01:00

A pair of lawsuits have been filed against US telecom T-Mobile following a cyber-attack affecting more than 53m customers and prospective customers.

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Brooklyn Tech students uncover data breach

2021-08-24T08:16:00+01:00

Students at Brooklyn Technical High School unintentionally discovered a data breach within the education department’s Google Drive. 

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JPMorgan Chase warns customers of data breach

2021-08-24T08:16:00+01:00

US banking and financial services company has alerted its customers of a technical glitch that may have exposed the personal data of its customers. 

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US terror watchlist leaked online

2021-08-19T08:55:00+01:00

A misconfigured server has exposed a secret watchlist of suspected terrorists online.

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T-Mobile investigates claims of data breach

2021-08-17T11:46:00+01:00

An investigation has been launched into a claim that the personal data of over 100 million T-Mobile customers has been compromised. 

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‘Covid passport’ scheme data breach raises concerns

2021-07-28T13:38:00+01:00

A data breach in the Covid vaccine passport scheme has resulted in some people receiving the personal information of other applicants.

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US pipeline operators ordered to toughen up cyber security

2021-07-22T14:20:00+01:00

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a second security directive requiring owners and operators of critical pipelines transporting hazardous liquids and natural gas to implement measures against cyber intrusions.

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German council paralysed by country’s first cyber catastrophe

2021-07-14T08:55:00+01:00

Computer-based operations at the local authority serving Anhalt-Bitterfeld district in eastern Germany have virtually ground to a halt after being hacked.

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Cyber-attackers partially knockout Australian education department

2021-07-09T14:09:00+01:00

The New South Wales (NSW) department of education in Australia has deactivated some internal systems after becoming the victim of a cyber-attack.

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4 Ways to Strengthen Cybersecurity for a Hybrid Workforce

2021-06-30T16:34:00+01:00Author Virtru

Workplace tech used to be a lot more uniform: When you walked into an office, you likely saw an all-desktop-PC environment with a fairly consistent suite of software and tools, all used within the confines of a single network. 

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800m+ WordPress users’ records exposed

2021-06-28T12:00:00+01:00

A misconfigured cloud database belonging to one of the biggest website hosting providers has exposed 814 million records online. 

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Ransomware attack knocks Ireland’s health service computers out of action

2021-05-14T11:41:00+01:00

All IT systems run by Ireland’s health Service Executive are today (14 May) shut down following a ransomware attack.

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Investigation under way after hack at provider of code testing software

2021-04-19T15:39:00+01:00By

Codecov has called in law enforcement agencies after a cyber attacker breached one of its products which enables software developers to test source code to help prevent bugs and syntax errors.

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​97% of businesses ‘experienced cyber attacks via mobile devices last year’

2021-04-15T06:46:00+01:00By

Nearly every business polled reported a cyber-attack via a mobile device last year, according to research by cyber security firm Check Point Software Technologies

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EU Council adopts cyber security strategy

2021-03-26T10:02:00+00:00By

The Council of the European Union has agreed to the European Commission’s proposed cyber security policy for the digital decade ahead.

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Australian data latest to be compromised in Microsoft Exchange Server attacks

2021-03-17T16:39:00+00:00

The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has identified extensive targeting and confirmed compromises of organisations with vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers.

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Microsoft releases updates for older software to try and combat soaring Exchange Server attacks

2021-03-15T08:24:00+00:00By

Microsoft is pushing out updates for older software as ransomware groups seek to exploit vulnerabilities caused by ongoing attacks against on-premise versions of its Exchange Server.

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​Hackers access live feeds ‘from 150,000 surveillance cameras’

2021-03-11T16:17:00+00:00By

A group of hackers says it has breached security systems and viewed live feeds from 150,000 surveillance cameras supplied by Verkada to general and psychiatric hospitals, women’s health clinics, police stations, prisons, schools and companies, including car maker Tesla and software provider Cloudflare.