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Month: March 2020

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Huawei really considering them?

Boris Johnson is facing rebellion in the commons over his decision to allow Huawei a role in developing the UK’s 5G network. The opposition have today called for a ban on high risk venders being allowed to play a role in the development of our technology infrastructure. Major General Jonathon Shaw, the former head of … Read More

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council Ransomware Attack

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council have finally announced, after almost three weeks of having to carry out their daily duties with just pen and paper, that they have fallen victim to a cyber-attack that has encrypted their data, rendered their systems useless, and is holding them for ransom. Consequently, 135,000 residents in the area are … Read More

People Are The Weakest Link, But Why?

In the context of cyber security, it is often said that people are the weakest link in any business-critical system. It is well documented that the human element will always be more vulnerable than the technological components of a business. But why is this?

900,000 Virgin Media customers’ data exposed…

Virgin media, which is owned by US cable group. Liberty Global, has admitted that a database containing 900,000 people’s details was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months. At least one unknown user has had access to the phone numbers, home, and email addresses stored on the database for marketing purposes, on at least … Read More

Cyber Security Starts with Physical Security

Even before you lock down the servers, in fact, before you even turn them on for the first time, you should ensure that there are good locks on the server room door. Of course, the best lock in the world does no good if it isn’t used, so you also need policies requiring that those … Read More

How Dangerous is FaceApp?

FaceApp has been getting a huge amount of attention in the media lately for being the hottest new craze that everyone, including celebrities, seems to be using to modify faces in pictures to alter their appearance. Also receiving a great deal of media attention is its seemingly nefarious terms of service that none of us … Read More

419 Million Facebook Accounts Compromised

This enormous breach of almost 1/5 of Facebook’s 2.3 billion users’ phone number and unique ID listed on their accounts was not the result of a direct hack. Databases containing scraped information about Facebook’s users were found on a server and had no password protection or any other security in place leaving them for people … Read More