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British businesses are under constant cyberattack

New research suggests that one-third of UK organizations come under cyberattack at least once every week. That’s the shocking headline finding in the British government’s annual Cyber Breaches Survey. Now into its sixth year, the survey assesses the state of cyber security in the UK. The idea is to help businesses and charities better understand how “ready”
Publish At:2022-07-18 07:40 | Read:273 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security businesses companies cybersecurity UK c

“Free UK visa” offers on WhatsApp are fakes

A student friend recently shared a WhatsApp message, unsure if it was scam. The message claims to offer an easy to route to free visas, housing, accommodation, and medicine access. Here’s how we know it was a scam, and where it lead. It read as follows: UK GOVERNMENT JOB RECRUITMENT 2022: This is open to all Individuals who wants to work in UK
Publish At:2022-07-04 07:54 | Read:379 | Comments:0 | Tags:Scams home office scam survey uk UK Visas and Immigration UK

Would you watch TV on the road?

Driving a car safely is particularly complex operation. As well as steering their vehicle and managing their speed, drivers must also be fully aware of the situation outside their vehicle to avoid potentially fatal accidents. This makes the recent announcement that UK authorities plan to allow self-driving car owners to watch television as they ‘drive’ comes
Publish At:2022-06-09 08:47 | Read:993 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Technology self-driving cars technology UK

Reuters: Russia-linked APT behind Brexit leak website

Russia-linked threat actors are behind a new website that published leaked emails from leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the EU, the Reuters reported. According to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence, the “Very English Coop d’Etat” website was set up to publish private emails from
Publish At:2022-05-28 10:31 | Read:1672 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Hacking Intelligence APT Cold Rive

5 Things to know about the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

#1 The history of the National Cyber Security CentreThe UK’s first cybersecurity strategy was launched in 2009 and outlined that whatever the shape of the cybersecurity mission, it made no sense to silo it away from other aspects of national security. To be effective, it had to be able to take advantage of high-grade intelligence and other security cap
Publish At:2022-05-18 02:13 | Read:861 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Government NCSC UK security cyber

Internet scams are a daily reality for the UK

Cybercrime is increasingly common – but we tend to hear about multi-million dollar heists that affect big business and governments. However, normal people are also being targeted by cybercriminals every single day. Recent shows like The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna have shown just how common online scams are – and how effective they can be. It’s no sur
Publish At:2022-05-03 08:38 | Read:1206 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security scams security UK

Sextortion scams are on the rise

UK-based Kent Police have been warning residents of an increase in online blackmail. According to the force, residents have come under increasing attack from criminals running ‘sextortion’ scams with reported incidents up by 88% over the last three years. What is sextortion? The phishing email scam Sextortion is very similar to other phishing attacks. In one
Publish At:2022-03-09 08:37 | Read:635 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security security sextortion UK

New laws to strengthen UK cybersecurity provisions

The UK government has announced plans for new laws designed to strengthen cyber security provisions across the country. Under the new laws, British businesses will have greater legal responsibility for protecting their IT systems and data. What is changing? Under the 2018 Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations, companies which provide essential se
Publish At:2022-02-23 08:37 | Read:1905 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security cyber security law cybersecurity U

Have UK Police Gone Too Far With Facial Recognition Technology?

London’s Metropolitan Police has recently completed the roll-out of a new system called Retrospective Facial Recognition (RFR). RFR uses artificial intelligence technology to analyze video footage, automatically identifying suspects and persons of interest for detectives. How RFR works The role of RFR is quite simple – detectives provide the software with ph
Publish At:2022-01-24 08:36 | Read:2689 | Comments:0 | Tags:Panda Security facial recognition Privacy UK

UK NCSC shares guidance for organizations to secure their communications with customers

UK NCSC has published new guidance for organizations to secure their communications with customers via SMS or phone calls. UK’s National Cyber Security Center (NCSC) has published new guidance for organizations for combatting telephone and SMS fraud. This guide aims at protecting their customers from fraudulent activities, while also ensuring that their
Publish At:2022-01-19 18:12 | Read:2748 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Hacking hacking news information secu

The UK is under attack from ransomware

The pandemic may have changed the way we work, but it has not affected hackers in the same way. This is according to Jeremy Flemyng, the director of the UK’s espionage agency, GCHQ. In his presentation to the Cipher Brief annual threat conference, Flemyng claimed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the past year. He did not say exactly how many attacks t
Publish At:2021-12-09 08:35 | Read:2265 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Ransomware UK ransomware

Ministry of Defence academy hit by state-sponsored hackers

The Ministry of Defence academy was hit by a major cyber attack, Russia and China state-sponsored hackers are suspected to be behind the offensive The Ministry of Defence academy was hit by a major cyber attack, according to the British tabloid newspaper The Sun, Russia and China state-sponsored hackers are suspected to be behind the offensive. The Def
Publish At:2021-03-22 19:00 | Read:2078 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Hacking hacking news information

Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to enhance UK cyber capabilities

Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared that Britain needs to boost its cyber capability to conduct cyber attacks on foreign hostile actors. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said that his government needs to boost its capability to conduct cyber attacks on foreign threat actors. “Cyber power is revolutionising the way we live our lives and fight our wars, j
Publish At:2021-03-18 05:48 | Read:2784 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber warfare Boris Johnson cyber warfare UK c

UK users at risk of being hacked due to misconceptions about devices

Over a third of UK consumers do not think new smart devices need protecting 50% of survey respondents not concerned at all about potential data breaches   A new survey of 1,500 people in the UK from Cybersecurity specialists Panda Security, has revealed that only a quarter (27%) of consumers are actively seeking to protect their devices – su
Publish At:2021-02-04 05:52 | Read:2257 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News Security Hackers security survey UK hack

UK gov bans new Huawei equipment installs after Sept 2021

The British government will ban the installation of new Huawei equipment in the 5G networks of Wireless carriers after September 2021. The British government will not allow the installation of new Huawei equipment in the 5G networks of Wireless carriers after September 2021. The decision to ban the Chinese giant from the building of the 5G networks was
Publish At:2020-12-01 07:36 | Read:1732 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Huawei Intelligence UK

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