Latest Security News

Cybersecurity firm FireEye sold to private equity for $1.2 billion

FireEye announced the sale of their product business and brand to a consortium led by Palo Alto-based private equity firm Symphony Technology Group, which is set to close by the end of the fourth quarter of 2021, subject to a number of regulatory approvals

Huawei & UAE join forces to establish cyber security hub

Huawei is working with the United Arab Emirates to create a “globally trusted digital oasis”. The Chinese multinational technology company is also training local cybersecurity workers and engaging in public-private partnerships to establish a solid security ecosystem.

Cybersecurity spending on track to top $150 billion in 2021

The continuing impact of the global pandemic is driving demand for remote worker technologies and advanced cloud security, which is boosting spending on information security and risk management technology.

Insurer AXA hit by ransomware attack

Global insurance firm AXA recently reported a number of their branches in Asia have been on the receiving end of a ransomware attack.

IT operations in Thailand, Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines were targeted and three terabytes of data have been compromised, including a range of medical reports, bank statements and ID cards.

UK’s Databarracks acquires 4sl

Databarracks has announced the acquisition of 4sl, making the company the largest provider of Commvault managed services in the UK. The acquisition brings Databarracks total employee count to 75, two-thirds of whom are data protection experts.

Red Hat places cloud security at the centre of OpenShift Platform Plus

Announced yesterday at Red Hat Summit, the Red Hat OpenShift Platform Plus builds on Red Hat OpenShift to offer enterprises advanced security for DevSecOps.

UK and US blame Russian intelligence service for SolarWinds cyber strike

“The SVR has put at risk the global technology supply chain by allowing malware to be installed on the machines of tens of thousands of SolarWinds’ customers.”

Cloud Security Alliance teases first cohort of trusted cloud providers

“I am so proud of what the Cloud Security Alliance has built over the years, and the Trusted Cloud Provider designation reflects this. It aligns with CSA’s principles of making organisations stronger and more secure, and encouraging professionals to increase their knowledge of leading-edge security topics – all of which supports the community at-large,” adds Reavis.

Facebook response to data breach ‘cold and defensive’

Facebook has defended its security following its latest data security breach, but has been criticised for failing to apologise to users.

In recent days it has emerged that personal data linked to more than 500 million Facebook accounts had been posted freely on a hacking forum, including data from about 11 million UK users.

Cyber attack leaves London pupils without email access

A ransomware attack has left 37,000 pupils in London and the South East of England without access to email.

The Harris Federation, which is based in Croydon and operates 48 primary and secondary academies, reported the crippling attack over the weekend. 

Email and social media hacking reports top 15,000 in last year

More than 15,000 reports of email and social media hacking were received by Action Fraud in the last year.

The UK’s fraud and cyber crime authority said almost nine in 10 incidents (88%) brought to its attention between February 2020 and February 2021 were from members of the public whose personal accounts had been compromised, resulting in £283,500 collectively being stolen.

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.