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COVID-19 Cyber Situation Update – 31 March

Despite increasingly stringent measures being taken to slow the outbreak, both in UK hospitals and wider society, the number of cases continues to grow. Hospitals in the UK have cancelled all non-urgent operations for at least three months. Patients considered fit enough to leave have been sent home, and approximately 10,000 extra beds sourced from […]

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When physical infection mirrors cyber infection

There are significant parallels between the responses of governments and national healthcare organisations to coronavirus – and the resulting infection, Covid-19 – and the way in which businesses respond to ransomware attacks. Unfortunately, the woeful state of global pandemic management and preparedness mirrors the posture of most companies to a ransomware infection or data breach

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Packing heat: the rise of credential stuffing in 2019

Credential stuffing, a simple attack that involves running lists of stolen credentials against various services in the hopes of finding password reuse, is one of the most popular ways cyber criminals acquire accounts to sell on Darknet marketplaces. Victims often don’t know the difference between credential stuffing or an actual exploit or breach, and this

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Extinction Rebellion: demanding action on climate change

The environmental campaign group Extinction Rebellion began a new series of well-publicised protests on 7 October, when thousands of demonstrators gathered in major cities around the world, demanding government action to combat climate change. The speed with which the Extinction Rebellion movement has grown is startling. It was launched in October 2018 by Roger Hallam

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Using social media: China’s government furthers its own agenda

Huge street demonstrations have been taking place in Hong Kong since June this year. The protests began after Carrie Lam, the leader of the semi-autonomous territory, announced a new law that would allow Hong Kong citizens suspected of various crimes to be extradited to mainland China. In response to the demonstrations, Lam initially shelved the

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