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Guardian Project offers protection for ‘smart homes’ from digital attack

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Guardian Project, a not-for-profit global collective of software developers, is using the Dark Net to keep hackers out of people’s baby monitors, toasters, light bulbs and fridges. It is utilising privacy software from the Tor Project’s anonymity network to turn the Internet-of-things hub into a hidden service. This will prevent… Read more »

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Ransomware attacks reach epidemic levels

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Security firm Symantec has revealed that ransomware attacks are growing in number, sophistication and menace. This has resulted in a rise of average demands from just over £200 to around £500 since the start of 2016. “Ransomware has quickly emerged as one of the most dangerous cyberthreats facing both organisations… Read more »

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Beware of the Great Train Hackers

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Forget emergency time tables and overcrowded carriages during rush hour – a bigger threat to commuters’ sanity and the UK’s railway network may well be cyber attacks. State-sponsored hackers have already been identified in the Network Rail system, though they are currently not actively influencing operations. However, they do have… Read more »

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Swift attacks on financial institutions continue

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The Bangladesh Central Bank is not the only financial institution to have suffered a cyber attack via its use of the Swift system, it has been revealed. Swift is a financial messaging system commonly used across the world to move huge sums of money and the latest attack will send… Read more »

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Cyber attacks on German state

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Recent attacks on the German parliament’s computer system have been attributed to a hacking collective ostensibly working for the Russian state. Though Russia has not responded to this allegation, German authorities believe the group to be Sofacy/APT 28, a collective closely allied with the Russian state. There has been a… Read more »

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National infrastructure at risk

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The University of Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies has produced a study in collaboration with Lockheed Martin titled ‘The Integrated Infrastructure: Cyber Resiliency in Society’. The study was built around a fictional scenario involving total power outages in London and the south east of England. The various impact scenarios included… Read more »

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Utilities aren’t safe from hacks

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Public services as a potential target for hackers has always been a cause for concern, and the possibility of a cyber attack disrupting water or electricity provision has been becoming increasingly likely with more integrated automated systems being used to control these processes. Now, a group of hackers has shown that this… Read more »

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UK supermarket giant Tesco hit by cyber hackers

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Tesco.com has been hit by a cyber attack affecting more than 2k customers. The list of Tesco.com accounts was posted to a popular text-sharing site earlier on Thursday. The supermarket giant said the data had been compiled by hackers using details stolen from other sites. A small number of people… Read more »

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Natwest hit by cyber attack days after RBS tech-meltdown

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Less than a week after a major computer failure which left RBS and Natwest customers without access to their online accounts and unable to use cash points, Natwest suffered another disruption on Friday from 11:30am. The RBS group – which includes RBS, Natwest and Ulster bank said that Natwest was… Read more »

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