Action Fraud, the UK’s national fraud and cyber-crime reporting centre, has launched a 24/7 live cyber-attack helpline. During its pilot since October 2016, Action Fraud’s 24/7 cyber-helpline received 377 reports which were then disseminated to the National Cyber Crime Unit (NCCU) or local forces. Read full story.
U.K. banks still aren’t telling regulators about all the cyber attacks on the financial services industry despite a ten-fold increase in reports to the Financial Conduct Authority over the last four years. Read full story.
UK national cyber attack response and investigation is a well-defined and rehearsed process, but the responsible agencies say they are building more capability and closing the gaps. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA), National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) are tasked with responding to different aspects of cyber attacks. Read full […]
With the UK government becoming more and more vocal about the threats posed by Russia-backed hacking groups, the NCSC’s chief executive has added fuel to the fire by pointedly accusing Russia of targeting the UK’s energy, media and telecommunication industries. The NCSC’s chief executive told The Times that by attacking the UK’s industries, Russia is […]
Starting 2021, Flag States will have to apply IMO guidelines. EUROPOL director Rob Wainwright has called it “a new business model”. In recent years, cybercrime has increasingly targeted the transport sector, causing experts in the field to respond by honing their tool kits. One of the most sensational cyber-criminal attacks on the global supply chain occurred in […]
The bad guys use phishing because it works, and it works because it exploits weaknesses in human psychology and organisational culture. We won’t fix cybersecurity until we fix those things. Ninety percent of cyber attacks start by someone clicking on an email, said Royce Curtin, head of intelligence at Barclays Bank, at the company’s New Frontiers […]
The government’s plans to tighten up the law on data protection and stiffen penalties for breaches will have prompted many firms to review their IT security measures. But what of company vehicles – increasingly connected assets representing a new target for hackers? Director asks experts in the field to explain the main threats and recommend […]
Businesses in Europe underestimate the “slow-burn” effects of cyber attacks and need to prepare more fully for a loss of customers, a fall in share price and other potential consequences, Lloyd’s of London said in a report on Wednesday. Read full story.