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Cyber attack on Lancaster University results in National Crime Agency investigation

Lancaster University has been subject to a sophisticated and malicious phishing attack which has resulted in breaches of student and applicant data. The matter has been reported to law enforcement agencies and staff at the renowned seat of learning are now working closely with...
Posted On 24 Jul 2019
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Six National Crime Agency officers recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours List

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working in the fields of investigations, cyber crime, financial intelligence and kidnap have been officially recognised in Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Those honoured include Rob Ormsby who was awarded an Officer of the...
Posted On 10 Jun 2019
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Illegal website users targeted in joint law enforcement activity focused on DDoS

The National Crime Agency (NCA), working in conjunction with law enforcement partners from 14 countries, has taken action against a number of users of illegal websites, with those involved linked to four million attacks across the globe. This latest action is part of Operation...
Posted On 01 Feb 2019
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North Korean programmer linked by US authorities to WannaCry cyber attack on UK

A man has been named by US authorities as being involved in the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, which affected the NHS and many other organisations across the UK. Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, has been charged by the US as a participant and member of the group which...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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Major data breach at Ticketmaster sparks fear of ID theft among UK customer base

A raft of UK customers signed up with concert and sporting events ticketing outlet Ticketmaster have been warned that they could now be at risk of fraud or episodes of identity theft after the global organisation revealed a major data breach that has potentially affected tens of...
Posted On 29 Jun 2018
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Hacking episode kick-started in July 2017 leads to huge data breach at Dixons Carphone

As part of a review of its systems and data, Dixons Carphone – the multinational electrical and telecommunications retailer and services company headquartered in London – has determined that there has been “unauthorised access” to certain data held by the...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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Action Fraud launches 24/7 Helpline to combat cyber attacks against businesses, charities and organisations

Action Fraud, the national fraud and cyber crime reporting centre, has launched a 24/7 live Cyber Attack Helpline. During its pilot since October last year, the Helpline received 377 reports which were then disseminated to the National Cyber Crime Unit or local forces. Between...
Posted On 06 Dec 2017
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2017 Cyber Security Summit & Expo a “must-attend” event for cyber risk and GDPR-focused professionals

On Thursday 16 November, key figures from Government agencies and leading businesses as well as cyber specialists converge at London’s Business Design Centre to establish a cross-sector response to cyber risk and data protection at the one-day 2017 Cyber Security Summit...
Posted On 31 Oct 2017
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Cyber Security Challenge UK hosts UK’s first cyber crime intervention workshop

Cyber Security Challenge UK has worked closely with the National Crime Agency (NCA) and industry partners on delivering a new initiative designed to rehabilitate young people who’ve committed low-level cyber crimes and prevent them from re-offending or otherwise becoming...
Posted On 09 Aug 2017
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National Crime Agency targets international cyber crime network with 14 arrests

On Thursday 3 November, 14 people were arrested in the UK on suspicion of offences including laundering stolen money for international cyber criminals. The group is suspected to have laundered more than £11 million stolen using the Dridex and Dyre streams of malicious software...
Posted On 07 Nov 2016
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