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Cyber Breach At SEC

A top financial regulator faces big questions about how they prepare for cyber-attacks, after disclosing a breach of a key database of company filings. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said a software vulnerability allowed access to private information and may have led to illicit trading. The SECs security practises has previously been identified as
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Data Breach At Equifax hits 143 Million

Around 143 million customers of credit report giant Equifax may be at risk of having their information accessed through a cyber security breach. Equifax have said that the cyber-criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident. This cyber security breach also had an effect on Equifax customers based
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UK Organisations Could Face Bigger Fines For Cyber-Attacks

Organisations in the UK could now face fines of up to £17m or 4% of their annual turnover, if they fail to take measures to prevent online cyber-attacks, that could result in severe disruption to services such as transport, health or electricity works. The move comes after the devastating WannaCry attack that left the NHS
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Rehab Camps For Cyber Criminals

Over the past 5 years, the age of people engaging with cyber crime has become younger and younger, the current average age of a cyber criminal in the UK is just 17 years old. The National Crime Agency (NCA) has put this largely down to many getting involved with game-cheat websites or forums that discuss
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Parliament Online Attack

On the 23rd of June, the British Houses of Parliament were the latest institution to come under attack from an online attack. In just a matter of hours’ hackers made in the region of 20,000 attempts to get into online user accounts. The attack, that led to officials disabling remote access to thousands of email
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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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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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How Much Personal Or Business Information Is Accessible From Your Smart Phone?

Smart phones are becoming an essential accessory to support our daily life. New uses for phones are being developed every day, with new apps set to change how we work and play. Recently a tech-savvy Twitter user found an iPhone and was able to trace the owner and look through key information – even though
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Lawyers and Accountants Are Becoming Prime Targets For Cyber-Criminals

Hackers are increasingly going after law firms, following ‘the big money’. The US Securities and Exchange commission have reported that just 7 firms in America were hit with over 100,000 attacks over a three-month period last year, resulting in two organisations being compromised and over 60 gigabytes of data being stolen. In the UK it
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