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Number of Ransomware attacks jumps in 2021

On the 24th of May 2022, Verizon released their “2022 data breach investigations report (DBIR)”, which showed that in 2021, the year on year jump in 2021 was higher than the previous five years combined. Verizon’s Threat Research Advisory Centre (VTRAC), alongside 80 independent industry contributors, detected the ransomware breaches last year had increased by …

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Borat RAT Malware: Not very nice for your organisation

Recently, a new Malware has been discovered by the technical intelligence Company Cyble Research labs that combines Remote access Trojan (RAT), Ransomware and Spyware. This triple threat, dubbed Borat, after Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” Mockumentary, has been labelled as a serious threat to organisations. The thing that makes Borat such a problem, is its RAT …

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Chemical Industry a High value target for Cyber attacks

The Chemical industry is facing an onslaught of Cyber attacks. A UK Government study from 2021 estimated that Cyber attacks created a loss of £1.3 Billion for companies operating within the chemical industry. Cyber attacks on Chemical industries can cause risks to income, health and safety and to the security of their intellectual property. Chemicals …

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Ransomware compromising Industrial sector

A report from industrial cybersecurity company Dragos, revealed that the industrial sector has become a frequent target to ransomware attacks. Due to this, ransomware attacks have become the number one threat to the industrial sector. Whilst monitoring activity in the industrial sector Dragos found that the most common target for ransomware groups was manufacturing industries, …

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Conveyancing firm unable to access IT systems after breach

Last month the conveyancing firm Premier property lawyers suffered an IT breach that rendered them unable to access their systems for several days. The systems going down meant that thousands of property buyers were left in a state of “limbo” with transactions unable to be completed.  Some property buyers ended up in a situation where …

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Smart devices security

Smart devices exposed to 12,000 attacks a week

An investigation from Which? discovered that homes filled with smart devices could be vulnerable to up to 12,000 hacking attacks from anywhere in the world. On average, each UK household has 10 smart devices connected to the internet, including smart speakers, TVs, cameras and computers. Each of these devices are able to be accessed by …

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6M Broadband Routers vulnerable to attacks for 18 months

The UK ISP, Sky, has left 6 million customers’ routers vulnerable to attacks for nearly 18 months before a patch was released on the 22nd of October 2021. The security consulting firm, Pen Test Partners traced the flaw back to DNS rebinding attacks that were used to compromise networks back in May 2020. This flaw …

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