cyber attacks

US, UK say Russia was behind SolarWinds hack
Solarwinds logo seen on the smartphone screen, with simple C attack code on the paper background.
cyber attacks

US, UK say Russia was behind SolarWinds hack

President Joe Biden issues sanctions against 32 entities and officials, as well as expelling 10 diplomats
16 Apr 2021
University of Hertfordshire's entire IT system offline after cyber attack
A birds-eye view of the University of Hertfordshire
cyber attacks

University of Hertfordshire's entire IT system offline after cyber attack

Online classes are cancelled as every IT system is taken down by the attack
15 Apr 2021
5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO
An anonymous hacker using smartphone on the street at night
5G

5G will accelerate cyber crime, predicts former White House CIO

Speaking at Aruba Atmosphere '21, Payton warned the technology will lead to "massive cyber attacks" this year
13 Apr 2021
Evidence suggests REvil behind Harris Federation ransomware attack
Young girl learning remotely
ransomware

Evidence suggests REvil behind Harris Federation ransomware attack

The trust’s financial records have been discovered on a dark web site known to be operated by the infamous group
9 Apr 2021
Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace
A user accessing LinkedIn on their mobile phone device
hacking

Data belonging to 500 million LinkedIn users found for sale on hacker marketplace

It's currently unclear whether the data is fresh or part of a historic breach
8 Apr 2021
BCDR buyer's guide for MSPs
BCDR buyer's guide for MSPs - whitepaper from Dattowhitepaper
Whitepaper

BCDR buyer's guide for MSPs

How to choose a business continuity and disaster recovery solution
7 Apr 2021
Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp messages
Malware on a phone
malware

Wormable Android malware is spreading through WhatsApp messages

Researchers found the malware hidden in an app pretending to be Netflix on the Google Play store
7 Apr 2021
The business guide to ransomware
The business guide to ransomware - whitepaper from Dattowhitepaper
ransomware

The business guide to ransomware

Everything you need to know to keep your company afloat
7 Apr 2021
Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users
Facebook phone app
hacking

Irish DPC says Facebook data leak affects “significant number" of EU users

The regulator is investigating the data leak involving the personal details of 533 million users
7 Apr 2021
European Commission hit by "significant" cyber attack
Pedestrian walks outside of the European Commission's building in Brussels, Belgium.
Security

European Commission hit by "significant" cyber attack

The EC has confirmed that an “IT security incident” had affected a number of EU institutions, bodies, and agencies' IT infrastructure
7 Apr 2021
Hackers target LinkedIn users with fake job offers to spread malware
A user accessing LinkedIn on their mobile phone device
malware

Hackers target LinkedIn users with fake job offers to spread malware

The Golden Chicken group is selling the More_Eggs backdoor to other groups as a malware as a service (MaaS) model
6 Apr 2021
AI is too risky for hackers, says former GCHQ boss
The former head of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan
artificial intelligence (AI)

AI is too risky for hackers, says former GCHQ boss

Robert Hannigan suggests that the technology isn't worth the trouble for state-sponsored attackers
30 Mar 2021
Harris Federation disables students' emails following ransomware attack
Email symbols with padlock against dark background
ransomware

Harris Federation disables students' emails following ransomware attack

The "temporary" move has left 37,000 students unable to access their correspondence and coursework
30 Mar 2021
Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak
Scotland Alba Party
data breaches

Alex Salmond's new Alba Party hit by data leak

Names of event attendees were disclosed on the party's website just hours after it launched
29 Mar 2021
Australia's Channel 9 hit by cyber attack during live broadcast
The headquarters for Australia's Channel 9 TV station
cyber attacks

Australia's Channel 9 hit by cyber attack during live broadcast

A separate IT outage at Australia's Parliament House sparks fears of a coordinated attack
29 Mar 2021
Half of UK businesses had no security policies in place in 2020
An unlocked padlock resting on a keyboard in front of a red backdrop
cyber security

Half of UK businesses had no security policies in place in 2020

Businesses struggled to keep track of devices or employees during the pandemic, DCMS finds
26 Mar 2021
Purple Fox malware can now spread between Windows devices
An origami purple fox on a wooden surface
malware

Purple Fox malware can now spread between Windows devices

The rootkit has added self-propagating capabilities to its arsenal with roughly 100,000 machines already infected
24 Mar 2021
Sierra Wireless halts production after ransomware attack
Visual representation of ransomware by showing encrypted files on a display
ransomware

Sierra Wireless halts production after ransomware attack

The attack, which brought down the IoT firm's internal IT systems, also prompted the company to withdraw its Q1 2021 guidance
24 Mar 2021
University of Northampton hit by cyber attack
University of Northampton logo sign on new building on nene river
cyber attacks

University of Northampton hit by cyber attack

The university has rolled out a number of “temporary solutions” after the attack disrupted its IT and telephone systems
24 Mar 2021
What is cyber warfare?
Cyber warfare depicted by code on two monitors with a soldier in background
Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
23 Mar 2021
City of London Police wage war against Sci-Hub
Students working at a table with a laptop
phishing

City of London Police wage war against Sci-Hub

The popular shadow library website has been accused of orchestrating at least 42 cyber attacks on UK universities
22 Mar 2021
F5 Networks BIG-IP flaw is the latest to be exploited by hackers
A concept image of a hacker behind a stream of binary
exploits

F5 Networks BIG-IP flaw is the latest to be exploited by hackers

Researchers identify ‘full chain exploitation’ targeting one of the seven now-patched remote code-execution flaws
22 Mar 2021
Acer falls victim to $50 million ransomware attack
Acer logo on top of glass building with overcast sky in background
ransomware

Acer falls victim to $50 million ransomware attack

The REvil ransomware gang reportedly targeted a Microsoft Exchange server on the Taiwanese PC giant's domain
22 Mar 2021