Alert issued to UK universities and colleges about spike in cyber attacks

British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. Academic institutions are being urged to follow NCSC guidance following a Read More …

U.S. Dept of Veterans Affairs data breach affects 46,000 veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has suffered a data breach that has led to the exposure of personal information for over 46,000 veterans. The VA department was created to ensure United States veterans receive the health services, benefits, Read More …

UK National Cyber Security Centre releases toolkit to easily disclose vulnerabilities

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) in the U.K. has released a guideline to help companies implement a vulnerability disclosure process or improve it if one is already set up. Named “The Vulnerability Disclosure Toolkit,” the document underlines the need Read More …

Strategic investment to secure smart factories

Security is undergoing a digital transformation in the manufacturing industry. As the fusion of the cyber world and the physical world progresses, various security issues are mounting. Manufacturing executives must view security as a management issue, not as a system Read More …

Newcastle University students’ data held to ransom by cyber criminals

Newcastle University is being held to ransom by cyber criminals in an attack which has been disrupting IT systems since the beginning of the month. The cyber crime group behind the attack – known as DoppelPaymer – previously leaked documents Read More …

Netwalker ransomware hits Pakistan’s largest private power utility

K-Electric, the sole electricity provider for Karachi, Pakistan, has suffered a Netwalker ransomware attack that led to the disruption of billing and online services. K-Electric is Pakistan’s largest power supplier, serving 2.5 million customers and employing over 10 thousand people. Read More …

City of Hartford postpones first day of school after ransomware attack

Officials from the city of Hartford, Connecticut, were forced to postpone the first day of the new school calendar year after a ransomware infection impacted the city’s IT network. According to a statement published by Hartford Public Schools, the school Read More …

France warns of Emotet attacking companies, administration

The French national cyber-security agency today published an alert warning of a surge in Emotet attacks targeting the private sector and public administration entities throughout the country. French public administration has three sub-sectors: central public administrations (APUC), local government (LUFA), Read More …