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BlackBerry report highlights most common tactics used by cyber criminals

BlackBerry Limited has issued its 2020 Threat Report examining the latest adversarial techniques and tactics as analysed by BlackBerry Cylance threat researchers, duly providing key guidance organisations can leverage in order to mitigate risk. Key findings include the continued...
Posted On 20 Feb 2020
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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Cyber Security Strategy: The Quest for Visibility and Threat Hunting

There’s currently so much emphasis in the cyber security market space on after-the-fact visibility into what bad things just happened. So much energy, time, money, strategy and dialogue about it, writes Scott Scheferman. The trouble is, it comes at a cost. For every moment...
Posted On 21 Jan 2020
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Finance firms warned on rise of ransomware gangs in wake of Travelex attack

The recent cyber attack on foreign exchange provider Travelex demonstrates the growing threat of ransomware and serves as a stark warning that financial services firms need to step up their security. That’s according to a leading cyber expert.  Tim Thurlings of bluedog...
Posted On 14 Jan 2020
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UK and US-based investigations target harmful international cyber campaigns

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has formally charged the leader of an organised cyber criminal group for their involvement in a malicious campaign affecting Government, infrastructure, business and the public globally. UK and US-based investigations by the National Crime...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Hacking and malware cause 75% of all data breaches in financial services sector

Bitglass has released its 2019 Financial Breach Report: The Financial Matrix. Each Year, Bitglass analyses the latest trends, the biggest breaches and the foremost threats facing financial services organisations. This year’s study finds that only 6% of all breaches in 2019 were...
Posted On 18 Dec 2019
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Defender Confidence Rising in Maturing UK Cyber Threat Landscape

Looking at the headlines around cyber attacks and security breaches, anyone would be forgiven for thinking that organisations face an insurmountable cyber security task, asserts Rick McElroy. However, when we delve deeper into the UK cyber security landscape, a more nuanced...
Posted On 06 Dec 2019
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International operation exposes “world’s most harmful” cyber crime group

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful cyber crime group that created and deployed malware causing financial losses totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK alone – has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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“Account checking Armageddon close at hand in New Year” warns Blueliv

Liv Rowley, threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv, has shared details of the company’s predictions on the biggest cyber threats likely to develop in the New Year, from account checking Armageddon through to Monero cryptocurrency mining. With users continuing to re-use the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019
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Laying the Groundwork for Combating AI-Powered Cyber Crime

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is already being applied to diverse use cases, from consumer-oriented devices such as voice-controlled personal assistants and self-directed vacuum cleaners, through to groundbreaking business applications that optimise everything from drug discovery...
Posted On 20 Nov 2019