cyber security

CISA warns of ongoing Accellion File Transfer Appliance attacks
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hacking

CISA warns of ongoing Accellion File Transfer Appliance attacks

Attacks have hit federal, state, and local governments
25 Feb 2021
What is a Trojan?
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Security

What is a Trojan?

The malicious malware lurks behind legitimate software to invade your computer
25 Feb 2021
Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data
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hacking

Npower shuts down app after hackers steal user data

Cyber criminals obtained partial financial data following successful credential stuffing attacks
25 Feb 2021
Dell and LORCA extend partnership to support UK security startups
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startups

Dell and LORCA extend partnership to support UK security startups

The renewed partnership will also include access to senior figures at VMware and Nvidia
25 Feb 2021
VMware patches critical ESXi and vSphere Client vulnerabilities
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vulnerability

VMware patches critical ESXi and vSphere Client vulnerabilities

These include a 9.8-rated bug that hackers can exploit to execute remote commands with unrestricted privileges
24 Feb 2021
Cyber security firm saw attacks rise by 20% during 2020
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cyber security

Cyber security firm saw attacks rise by 20% during 2020

Trend Micro found attackers also heavily targeted VPNs
23 Feb 2021
Experts blast SMBs' “head in the sand” approach to cyber security
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cyber security

Experts blast SMBs' “head in the sand” approach to cyber security

From failing to patch exposed VPNs to meeting ransom demands, businesses are playing a role in fuelling the threat landscape
23 Feb 2021
Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices
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malware

Mysterious Silver Sparrow malware hits 30,000 macOS devices

The cluster is among the first to spread malware affecting devices fitted with Apple’s new M1 chip
22 Feb 2021
Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work
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data protection

Four tips for keeping your business secure during mass remote work

How to maintain a resilient cyber security strategy when your employees are outside the company firewall
19 Feb 2021
MacBook users warned against EvilQuest ransomware
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ransomware

MacBook users warned against EvilQuest ransomware

The malware aims to encrypt macOS devices, which are typically less affected by ransomware
19 Feb 2021
What is identity management?
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identity and access management (IAM)

What is identity management?

Make sure only the right people have access to your infrastructure
19 Feb 2021
UK's cyber security industry defies tumultuous 2020
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cyber security

UK's cyber security industry defies tumultuous 2020

Although 3,800 security jobs were created, recruitment, expansion and financial growth slowed sharply against the previous year
18 Feb 2021
Donald Trump’s one-time law firm allegedly suffers data breach
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data breaches

Donald Trump’s one-time law firm allegedly suffers data breach

Hackers claim to have stolen 100GB of confidential files belonging to the Jones Day law firm
17 Feb 2021
How to ditch LastPass for a new password manager
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Security

How to ditch LastPass for a new password manager

If you don’t feel like paying for cross-platform access to your passwords, switching services is easily done
17 Feb 2021
Palo Alto Networks to acquire Bridgecrew for $156 million
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cloud security

Palo Alto Networks to acquire Bridgecrew for $156 million

The cyber security specialist said the acquisition will enable "shift-left" security
17 Feb 2021
Microsoft: ‘More than 1,000 engineers’ executed SolarWinds attack
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cyber warfare

Microsoft: ‘More than 1,000 engineers’ executed SolarWinds attack

The company's president Brad Smith says the ongoing hack is the 'largest and most sophisticated the world has ever seen'
15 Feb 2021
Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition
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Careers & training

Scottish pupils make a strong showing at this year's CyberFirst Girls competition

Over 37,000 girls have taken part in the challenge since 2017
12 Feb 2021
Microsoft releases emergency fix for Patch Tuesday Wi-Fi glitch
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bugs

Microsoft releases emergency fix for Patch Tuesday Wi-Fi glitch

Users report BSOD system crashes when trying to connect to Wi-Fi through WPA3
12 Feb 2021
Multiple TCP/IP stack flaws could leave millions of devices open to attack
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vulnerability

Multiple TCP/IP stack flaws could leave millions of devices open to attack

The stacks are susceptible to Mitnick attacks
10 Feb 2021
'BendyBear' APT malware linked to Chinese government hackers
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malware

'BendyBear' APT malware linked to Chinese government hackers

Security researchers warn that the malware’s anti-analysis techniques make it exceptionally difficult to detect
9 Feb 2021
What is subnetting?
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Network & Internet

What is subnetting?

Partitioning a single network can help relieve network congestion and increase security
9 Feb 2021
Hackers attempt to poison Florida water supply
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hacking

Hackers attempt to poison Florida water supply

The cyber criminals infiltrated a treatment plant through TeamViewer and boosted Sodium Hydroxide to dangerous levels
9 Feb 2021
DCMS launches UK Cyber Security Council
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Careers & training

DCMS launches UK Cyber Security Council

Industry figures react positively to a body that will accredit existing courses and encourage industry-wide upskilling
9 Feb 2021