Hybrid working may undermine organisational security
The impact of hybrid work on organisational security is a top concern for chief information security officers (CISOs), according to a new study.
Interserve Fine: Got Internal Security Policies? You’d Better Follow Them
Construction firm Interserve was the latest target of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)’s ongoing enforcement spree, following a 2020 phishing attack that compromised the personal data of up to 113,000 people.
NHS Contractor Cyberattack: Ransomware, Supply Chains and Operational Resilience
When an NHS service provider was hit by ransomware earlier this month, an NHS spokesperson said the health service had “tried and tested contingency plans in place” to protect its own network.
IT response plans lacking despite increasing ransomware threat
While the majority of state and local IT leaders in the US consider ransomware and associated cyber-risks to be an ongoing threat to their organisation, almost half of private and public sector entities are yet to put appropriate incident response plans in place.
Israeli official websites targeted by cyberattack, government says
The Israeli government has said that its websites have been targeted by online hackers.
Data privacy urgency demands greater C-suite engagement
Persistently low engagement on the part of the IT/C-suite is exposing organisations and businesses to unacceptable levels of cyber-risk, and may negatively impact investments, a new report finds.
Four security trends to watch for through the coming year
Stuart Jubb, Managing Director of Consulting at Crossword Cybersecurity talks about some of the trends we should all be watching in 2022.
Cybersecurity tops list of health tech hazards for 2022
An independent survey has identified cybersecurity and IT-related security challenges as the chief concern among healthcare leaders for the coming twelve months.
Cyberattacks set to rise through 2022, expert warns
Protecting yourself from new online threats such as Log4J is now more important than ever, warns cybersecurity and digital forensic expert and US army veteran, Ricoh Danielson.
Ransomware attacks escalate through holiday period, study finds
A new study has identified a 30% leap in the average number of attempted attacks globally over the holiday season.
Tool overload, asset blindness and misplaced confidence among key cybersecurity challenges
A new survey has found that control failures are primarily to blame for an increasing number of cybersecurity incidents at large organisations.
Ransomware continues to surge through 2021
Global ransomware attacks have shot up by 148% through the third quarter of this year, putting 2021 as the most costly and dangerous on record for the ransomware threat.
US experts offer guidance during National Cyber Security Awareness Month
Throughout October, experts across the globe have been reminding users everywhere about the importance of cyber-hygiene, as National Cyber Security Awareness (NCSA) month progresses.
UK among the top 10 countries most affected by ransomware.
Israel found to be the main source of ransomware samples, research reveals.
Acer confirms second security breach this year
Over 60GB of Acer’s client, customer, and retailers’ information is being advertised for sale on an underground cybercrime forum.
Ransomware “the most immediate danger” to UK businesses, NCSC warns
Cyber-criminals based in Russia are those responsible for most of the “devastating” ransomware attacks against the UK, says the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).
Pacific City Bank confirms ransomware attack
Pacific City Bank, one of the largest Korean-American community banking service providers in America has confirmed that it was the victim of a ransomware attack.
COVID-19 sparks upward trend in cybercrime
New Europol’s 2020 cybercrime report updates on the latest trends and the current impact of cybercrime within the EU and beyond.
US to convene 30 countries to combat ransomware attacks
U.S. President Joe Biden has announced that it will bring together 30 countries to address the threat of ransomware to national and economic security.
FBI & CISA issues Conti ransomware warning
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an alert over the Conti ransomware.
US to target cryptocurrency firms involved in ML
The US government is reportedly set to prepare an array of actions, including sanctions to deter cryptocurrency firms getting involved in ransomware and laundering.
Dallas schools hit by cyber-attack
Digital records of former and current students, alumni, parents and employees of one of the largest school authorities in the US may have been compromised in a hack.
Cyber infrastructure seized from Irish health service attackers
Police in Ireland say they have taken control of servers, websites and domain names used by the gang which hacked the country’s health service in May. The international operation has also prevented hundreds of other ransomware attacks, say police.
Worried about ransomware? Start by stopping email phishing
Ransomware is making headlines for all the wrong reasons – because it’s succeeding. You’ll have read plenty about the major attacks this year on Kayesa, Colonial Pipelines, and others. However, it would be a mistake to assume it’s only giant organisations and critical infrastructure at risk.
Ransomware attacks on rise in Australia
Reported data breaches from ransomware incidents increased by 24% to 46 in the half-year to June, compared with the previous six months, according to the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).