The Evolving Global Privacy Framework

There are few certainties in 2020 given the global geo-political, social and economic landscape. What in January looked like an already complicated year changed immeasurably as Covid-19 spread around the globe. The global response by nation states to the pandemic, unprecedented in the modern era, brought the privacy of citizens to the fore yet again […]

Tech Giants Back Plan To Eradicate Online Child Sexual Abuse

Children Believe Everything they Read Online

The tech giants – which includes Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Twitter – have committed to work with each other to keep the content off social networks and other distribution platforms, they claim. The firms, speaking as part of the existing Technology Coalition of digital firms, have announced Project Protect – which it says will improve the cross-industry approach to stopping child […]

The “Mobius Strip” Of Cyber Security

Over the last few years, cyber criminals have become more agile and possess a higher quality of skill than ever before. However, these skills come at a cost to industries worldwide. According to the Allianz Risk Barometer 2020, companies now see cybercrime as the biggest threat to their business, taking the top spot for the […]

Knoxville, Tennessee Hit With Ransomware Attack – Expert Commentary

Knoxville, Tennessee was hit with a ransomware attack that took place between June 10 and June 11.  In response to the attack, IT staff shut down affected servers and took down the city’s network from online, resulting in downtimes for the city’s internal IT network, public website, and more. Emergency services such as the police […]

How Did Babylon Health’s Response To Its Data Breach Measure Up?

Babylon Health suffered a data breach where users of the GP remote consultation service were able to access videos of other patients’ appointments with their doctor. The issue came to light on 9 June 2020, when a user announced on Twitter that he was able to access about 50 videos of other patients’ appointments. Babylon […]

Cyber-attack Shuts Down Australia’s Largest Beer Brewer, Lion

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Lion, Australia’s largest beer brewer, has confirmed it has been forced to shut down production after being hit by a cyber-attack on Monday, according to ABC Online. The company is working to measure the impact of the attack but has admitted it is affecting customers, suppliers and the whole supply chain. They have been forced to […]

Expert On Research: All Mobile Networks Vulnerable To DoS, Impersonation And Fraud Cyber Attacks

Vulnerabilities affect non-standalone 5G networks, putting industrial equipment, smart homes, and city infrastructure at risk Positive Technologies has published its Vulnerabilities in LTE and 5G networks 2020 report, the fourth in its four-part series on the greatest threats and vulnerabilities in the mobile ecosystem. Based on the findings gathered by Positive Technologies’ experts testing on mobile networks, the […]

Hackers Target The Self-employed With New HMRC SMS Phishing Scam

As reported by TechRadar, a new phishing scam has been uncovered by litigation specialists Griffin Law, and begins with a text message sent to self-employed workers offering a tax rebate purporting to be from HMRC. The text message informs the victim they are eligible for a tax refund and directs them to a site called https://hmrefund.com, which then leads to […]