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40% of UK SMBs say they’re too small to be attacked

A new report has shone a light on the cybersecurity challenges facing SMBs in Europe and their attitudes towards them. Security vendor Sectigo surveyed 1,167 security-decision makers at companies with fewer than 500 employees, to gauge SMB security vulnerabilities, ascertain impacts of recent breaches and measure security spending trends for small businesses.

New research highlights security risks of cloud-native environments

25 percent of cloud-native breaches are due to managed services configured to default security profiles or with excessive permissions, new research has revealed.

Cyber fraudsters ditch big money hauls for ‘silent stealing’

Cyber fraudsters are switching from big money scams to con people out of as little as £10 on a massive scale in a phenomenon dubbed “silent stealing”, a new report warns.

Unprotected Azure bucket exposed passports of prominent volleyball players and journalists

An exposed storage bucket on Microsoft’s cloud made accessible a stockpile of passports and IDs belonging to leading volleyball players and reporters.

The unprotected Azure blob share instance, discovered an intelligence researcher in November last year, was accessible by anyone who knew where to look. 

European CISOs say mobile security is now priority No.1

European CISOs surveyed by security vendor Ivanti say the move to remote working has forced attention away from network security towards mitigating mobile security risks.

NCSC advises public on post-breach data safety

Cybersecurity experts have urged the public to look out for suspicious emails and to change their passwords as part of new guidance on how to respond to data being exposed in a cyberattack.

Cybersecurity firm FireEye hacked ‘by national government’

US cybersecurity firm FireEye has said foreign hackers with “world-class capabilities” broke into its network and stole tools it uses to probe the defences of thousands of customers, who include federal, state and local governments and top global corporations.

New UK bill to enshrine Huawei network ban

A Bill that would give the Government greater powers to shut out high-risk vendors from the UK’s telecoms infrastructure will be laid before Parliament on Tuesday.

The Telecommunications (Security) Bill would create national security powers capable of imposing controls on when – if at all – a telecoms firm could use material supplied by companies such as Huawei.

Ragnar Locker Ransomware takes down Campari IT systems

It is understood Campari was struck with Ragnar Locker, a sophisticated and relatively new form of ransomware first observed in 2019 affecting Microsoft Windows machines and associated with a hacking group of the same name. Security vendor Sophos has previously detected Ragnar Locker deployed inside a virtual machine to hide it from view.

NCSC says it thwarted over 700 cyber attacks against the UK this year

UK cyber agency’s yearly review found that 194 of the incidents were linked to the coronavirus pandemic The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) defended the UK from more than 700 cyber attacks over the last year, the organisation’s annual review has revealed. The cyber security agency said it had handled 723 cyber incidents between September… Read More

How homeworking increases cybersecurity risks

UK businesses are more at risk from cyber attacks because of challenges posed by large-scale remote working, new research has warned.

A report by the Ponemon Institute and Keeper Security found 60% of those surveyed said their organisation had been hit by a cyber attack.

Hackney Council rocked by cyber attack

Hackney Council has been hit by a cyber attack which is affecting many of its services and IT systems, the council has said.

Mayor of Hackney Philip Glanville said the council was working with the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to investigate and respond to the incident.