Spear phishing attacks are sophisticated, targeted, costly and increasing in popularity among cyber attackers, a report warns. Brand impersonation is being used in 83% of spear phishing attacks, making it the most popular form of this type of targeted attack, research shows. Read full story.
The government has been told there are “failings” in the way it is planning to protect the UK’s critical infrastructure from cyber-attacks. The warning came in a National Audit Office (NAO) assessment of the UK’s national cyber-defence plan. Read full story.
Phishing attacks have been launched by council IT chiefs against the authority’s own staff to beef up cyber security after a “worrying” report revealed the danger of a breach has increased. Bristol CIty Council employees who fall for the “scams”, staged by their own colleagues, are redirected to a training programme to help them avoid […]