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23andMe data breach affects 6.9 million users
In a recent development concerning the October data breach at genetic testing giant 23andMe, new details reveal a more complex and extensive impact than initially reported. The breach, which initially seemed to affect a limited number of user accounts, now appears to have compromised the personal data of millions of users. 23andMe first acknowledged the... Read More

Sellafield denies evidence of nuclear site cyberattack
Sellafield has said there is no evidence to indicate a successful cyberattack by state actors on the networks at its nuclear site. The Guardian reported the nuclear fuel reprocessing site, Sellafield, suffered a cyberattack by cyber groups linked to Russia and China on 4 December. “We have no records or evidence to suggest that Sellafield... Read More

Registration goes live for Tech Show London 2024
Registration for Tech Show London 2024 and its five co-located events is now live. The UK's most important technology event for business is free to attend on 6-7 March 2024 at ExCeL London. The award-winning Tech Show London brings together five leading events, including Cloud Expo Europe, DevOps Live, Cloud & Cyber Security Expo, Big... Read More

Booking.com customers targeted in escalating cyberattacks as holiday season approaches

As the festive season nears, Booking.com has witnessed an increase in cyberattacks. Hackers are intensifying their efforts against the platform, which caters to a vast customer base from the UK, Indonesia, Singapore, Greece, Italy, Portugal, the US, and the Netherlands. The methods employed by these cybercriminals involve deceptive strategies to manipulate Booking.com’s customers and gain… Read More

UK announces Data Protection and Digital Information Bill amendments to improve data security

The UK Government will amend the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill to improve national security, data security, and prevent fraud. The amendments are expected to deliver post-Brexit economic opportunities to the tune of at least £4 billion ($5 billion). The Government said the ‘common-sense’ amendments to the UK Data Protection and Digital Information Bill… Read More

British Library hit by Rhysida ransomware attack, employee data leaked

The British Library has confirmed a serious security breach following a cyberattack by the Rhysida ransomware group. The group, known for its cyber extortion activities, said it has obtained sensitive employee data, including passport scans. The Rhysida group announced on the dark web an auction for this data, starting at 20 bitcoin (approximately £600,000 or… Read More

National Cyber Force partners with Lancashire to develop UK Cyber Strategy

The National Cyber Force (NCF) has announced the Lancashire Cyber Partnership to shape, support, and promote the region’s cyber ecosystem.  The NCF is a collaboration between Defence and Intelligence and is set to open its new home in Samlesbury in 2025. This partnership will also see the NCF collaborate with academic institutions and industry.  The… Read More

China’s biggest bank faces ransomware attack, disrupts US treasury market

A division of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) has experienced a ransomware attack. The attack caused disruptions in the US Treasury market, resulting in the clearing of fixed-income and equity trades. The ransomware attack on 9 November disrupted ICBC Financial Services critical systems, including corporate email and trading platforms. ICBC Financial Services… Read More

UK and Singapore lead historic no-pay pact against ransomware

Led by the UK and Singapore, members of the Counter Ransomware Initiative (CRI) have signed a joint statement denouncing ransomware and payments being made to cybercriminals. Members of the CRI affirmed on 2 November that relevant funds from central government should not be used to pay a ransomware attacker. This is the first international agreement… Read More

Tech companies warn of pandemic-level supply chain disruption due to EU cybersecurity rules

A group of companies, including Siemens, Ericsson, and Schneider Electric, have issued a warning about the potential impact of the proposed EU Cyber Resilience Act (CRA). They believe it could result in pandemic-level supply chain issues. In a letter to the European Commission, industry group Digital Europe said disruptions could hit millions of products. This… Read More

Online disinformation concerns 85% of people, finds a global UNESCO survey

A total of 85% of respondents are worried about the influence of online disinformation on their fellow citizens, according to an Ipsos survey commissioned by UNESCO. The United Nations (UN) has unveiled guidelines for digital platforms to address this concern. The ‘Survey on the impact of online disinformation and hate speech’ found the concern surrounding… Read More

Marina Bay Sands hit by data breach, over half a million customers affected

In a sobering reminder of the cyber threats facing the hospitality industry, Marina Bay Sands has confirmed a data breach that compromised the personal details of 665,000 customers. The breach, identified on 20 October 2023, saw unauthorised third-party access to the Marina Bay Sands’ loyalty programme membership data. It was swiftly detected by security teams… Read More