NHS Attack – Launched From North Korea

Back in May the NHS became victim to Malware known as WannaCry, sweeping across the world it took many computers hostage, demanding payment for them to be released. The consequences from the attack were tenfold, with operations being cancelled, appointments vanishing, and sending hospitals into complete disarray. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has since
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A New Horizon

Last week cyber security businesses and universities from across the Midlands host a USA cyber security delegation for a total of five days of events and activities. These included business, social and cultural activities, showcasing the assets and geography of Worcestershire and the Midlands region. The trade mission activities began in London. Cyber businesses and
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WannaCry Ransomware

Just over two weeks ago the WannaCry Ransomware appeared on a Friday afternoon.  By the end of the weekend it had encrypted thousands of computers across the world. Initial blame was made on Windows XP machines, but as the incidents panned out, it turned out that most victims were using Windows 7. Actually, only a
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Poor Cyber Security – Is It Holding Back Your Business?

Worcestershire’s ‘Be Cyber Secure’ programme was launched last week. The programme helps Worcestershire based SME’s protect and improve their cyber security, enable business growth and achieve cyber accreditation. The programme draws on a partnership of several Worcestershire based organisations such as; Worcestershire Business Central, University of Worcester, National Cyber Security Centre and borwell ltd. A
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NHS Cyber Attack

Last Friday’s cyber attack affected computers in the NHS, other government departments and businesses and organisations across over 100 countries.  The organisations breached were (are) still using Windows XP, Windows 7 or Small Business Server 2003.  All these products are obsolete.  Microsoft do not officially support them. Windows XP support ended over three years ago! 
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Cyber Security; Same National Threat Level As Terrorism

The threat level of cyber-attacks is currently the same level as terrorism in the UK according to the country’s secret service. We all rely on online services on a daily basis, as does the UK Government and a secure online environment is crucial for national security. HM Government also provide many online services to citizens
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1 In 5 Respondents Have Fallen Victim To Cyber-Crime In The Past Year

Respondents to a recent Chamber of Commerce survey have reportedly fallen a victim of cyber in the past year alone. It also revealed that big businesses seemed to be the big targets, but smaller businesses were still being targeted also. The news that Cyber-attacks risk companies’ finances, confidence and reputation as well as jeopardising customer
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Gateway To Cyber-Crime

A recent report from the National Crime Agency (NCA) has detailed the “pathways” being explored by young people, resulting in criminal activity.  The report details the increasing number of younger people getting involved with game-cheat websites or forums that talked about ways to change or ‘mod’ games. The internet is creating a new type of
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Superfast Broadband In Worcestershire

Superfast broadband is a reality for some in the UK, however there are still many businesses mainly in rural areas, that are struggling with reliable internet connections. The British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) released their Digital Economy Survey on the 27th March, revealing that despite companies saying that fast broadband was extremely important to their
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