Tag: ransom

News and information from the Advent IM team.

FCA records 50% rise in serious cyber incidents at UK firms

Cyber incidents reported to the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority in 2021 are up by over 50%, with a fifth involving ransom software. In total, the FCA received 116 reports of material cyber security incidents in 2021, up from 76 in 2020. According to the FCA, an incident may be material if it: • results in […]

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FBI Hacker Offers to Sell Data Allegedly Stolen in Robinhood Breach

The hacker who last week sent out thousands of fake emails from FBI systems is offering to sell data allegedly stolen in the recent breach at mobile stock trading platform Robinhood. Robinhood last week revealed that it had suffered a data breach in early November after someone used social engineering to trick an employee into […]

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Robinhood trading app hit by data breach affecting seven million

US share-trading app Robinhood has been hit by a security breach that has exposed the names or email addresses of more than seven million people. The company says the breach affected “a limited amount of personal information for a portion of our customers”. And it does not believe the most sensitive information it gathers – […]

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Fishing gear seller caught in hacker’s net

The UK’s biggest fishing shop has been hacked, with its website redirecting keen anglers to an adult website. Angling Direct, which sells fishing gear online and through stores, said it was hit by the attack late on Friday. On top of the website redirect, its Twitter account has been compromised to also reference a porn […]

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