cyber attacks

What is cyber warfare?
Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
22 Sep 2020
Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks
ransomware

Universities and colleges told to prepare for a wave of cyber attacks

Education providers should instal safeguards ahead of new term start, warns UK security agency
17 Sep 2020
'Largest ever' Magecart hack compromises 2,000 online stores
hacking

'Largest ever' Magecart hack compromises 2,000 online stores

The personal details of tens of thousands of customers were stolen from just one compromised Magento-powered site
15 Sep 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: The myth of reputational damage
data breaches

The IT Pro Podcast: The myth of reputational damage

Is reputational damage from a data breach really worth worrying about?
10 Sep 2020
UK gov to fund cyber security training to protect coronavirus research
cyber security

UK gov to fund cyber security training to protect coronavirus research

NCSC warns of heightened risk of cyber attacks against companies working on a coronavirus vaccine
10 Sep 2020
Data centre provider Equinix hit by ransomware
ransomware

Data centre provider Equinix hit by ransomware

Early investigations suggest the attack is limited to the company's own internal systems
10 Sep 2020
Hackers abusing legitimate cloud monitoring tool to infiltrate Linux environments
cyber attacks

Hackers abusing legitimate cloud monitoring tool to infiltrate Linux environments

TeamTNT has been caught using the genuine Weave Scope Docker and Kubernetes tool as an effective backdoor to target servers
9 Sep 2020
Hackers hold Newcastle Uni student data to ransom
ransomware

Hackers hold Newcastle Uni student data to ransom

DoppelPaymer group is threatening to release more data online unless the university pays out
8 Sep 2020
'NetWalker' ransomware explodes thanks to 'as a service' expansion
ransomware

'NetWalker' ransomware explodes thanks to 'as a service' expansion

The gang behind the malware has made $29m since March, according to McAfee
4 Sep 2020
Exams cancelled after Northumbria University cyber attack
cyber attacks

Exams cancelled after Northumbria University cyber attack

"IT difficulties" force clearing hotline and student portal offline
2 Sep 2020
Tesla was the target of "serious" ransomware attack
ransomware

Tesla was the target of "serious" ransomware attack

A Russian national allegedly attempted to bribe a Tesla employee to install malware on the company’s network
28 Aug 2020
Ex-Cisco engineer charged with wiping Webex Teams accounts
cyber crime

Ex-Cisco engineer charged with wiping Webex Teams accounts

Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh has pleaded guilty to accessing Cisco's cloud infrastructure and deploying code that deleted 456 VMs
27 Aug 2020
UK college hit with DoS attack on results day
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

UK college hit with DoS attack on results day

Myerscough College staff had to email results to each student as online services were taken down
21 Aug 2020
The IT Pro Podcast: Attack of the AI hackers
artificial intelligence (AI)

The IT Pro Podcast: Attack of the AI hackers

Why the machines really are coming to get you
14 Aug 2020
NHS flooded with 40,000 spam emails during coronavirus crisis
phishing

NHS flooded with 40,000 spam emails during coronavirus crisis

The volume of malicious emails reported was highest during the peak of the virus in March
12 Aug 2020
Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m
cyber attacks

Redcar and Cleveland council hack damages exceed £10.4m

The incident that took the borough's public services down is still subject to an ongoing criminal investigation
6 Aug 2020
What is WannaCry?
WannaCry

What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
5 Aug 2020
Russia hacked Liam Fox's personal email to steal trade documents
phishing

Russia hacked Liam Fox's personal email to steal trade documents

Hackers accessed his account several times between July and October 2019 by gaining access using a spear-phishing attack
4 Aug 2020
Trump confirms US cyber attack on Russia election trolls
cyber attacks

Trump confirms US cyber attack on Russia election trolls

US president confirms his administration launched a successful campaign against the Internet Research Agency
13 Jul 2020
'Largest ever' DDoS attack targets European bank
distributed denial of service (DDOS)

'Largest ever' DDoS attack targets European bank

The rare form of attack was designed to overwhelm the victim’s networking gear
26 Jun 2020
China behind cyber attacks on Australia, government sources claim
cyber attacks

China behind cyber attacks on Australia, government sources claim

Meanwhile PM Scott Morrison publicly blames "sophisticated state-based cyber actor"
19 Jun 2020
What is a botnet?
Botnet graphic
botnets

What is a botnet?

An in-depth look at the evolution of this highly effective method of cyber crime
10 Jun 2020
Governments urged to work together to stop health care cyber attacks
cyber security

Governments urged to work together to stop health care cyber attacks

Red Cross among those calling on governments to address coronavirus-related cyberattacks
26 May 2020