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News and information from the Advent IM team.

UK public at risk from hostile state threats – MI5

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

The head of MI5 is to urge the public to be as vigilant about threats from “hostile states” as from terrorism. These include disruptive cyber-attacks, misinformation, espionage and interference in politics – and are usually linked to Russia and China. Read via BBC News. 

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Iranian hackers posed as British-based academic

  • by Olivia Lawlor-Blackburn
  • General

An Iranian group which pretended to be a British-based academic in order to target individuals in a cyber-espionage campaign has been discovered. The group also compromised a real website belonging to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, to try to steal information. Read via BBC News. 

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The ransomware surge ruining lives

A global coalition of technology companies and law enforcement bodies is calling for “aggressive and urgent” action against ransomware. Microsoft, Amazon, the FBI and the UK’s National Crime Agency have joined the Ransomware Task Force (RTF) in giving governments nearly 50 recommendations. Read via BBC News. 

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