The defence minister has accused the Russian government of “undermining democracy” with a cyber-attack that targeted Ukraine and spread across Europe last year. The UK government took the unusual step of publicly accusing Moscow of the NotPetya ransomware attack in June, which primarily targeted the Ukrainian financial, energy and government sectors. Read full story.
Britain’s most important industries need to step up their cybersecurity game or risk large fines, it was announced this Monday morning. Organisations in industries such as water and health, energy or transport could be fined as much as £17 million if they don’t go for the industry standard when it comes to cybersecurity. Read full story.
The UK is the most well-prepared European country for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), coming into force in May this year. That’s according to findings from a new study by W8 Data, which was carried out amongst the top 10 European countries by GDP. Read full story.
The UK’s top law firms are at serious risk of unauthorized network intrusions after new research revealed over one million breached credentials on the dark web. RepKnight studied 620 domains belonging to 500 of the UK’s law firms and found 1.16 million corporate email addresses on various sites which collect previously stolen or leaked credentials. Read […]
The UK is likely to be hit by a “category one” (C1) cyber-attack in the next couple of years, crippling key parts of its critical infrastructure, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). NCSC boss Ciaran Martin claimed the UK has been fortunate to escape the kind of attacks seen in the US and […]
A major cyber attack on the UK is a case of “when, not if”, says the head of the National Cyber Security Centre. Speaking to the Guardian, Ciaran Martin said the country had been lucky to avoid a “category one” attack – targeting infrastructure like energy companies and financial services. Read full story.
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.