Articles and Comments By Brian Higgins
Royal Mail Struck By 'Cyber-Incident' Leading To Post Delay
January 13 , 2023 by Brian Higgins
"I believe that this incident initially fits the profile of a Ransomware attack. However it’s wort...
235 Million Twitter Users Leaked In Biggest Data Leak
January 06 , 2023 by Brian Higgins
"The biggest threat here is the fact that email addresses used to run individual Twitter accounts ca...
Another Healthcare Organisation Hit By Suspected Ransomware, Experts Weigh In
October 06 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
Healthcare is a favourite sector for a cyber attack, because the fear, uncertainty and doubt felt by...
Is Uber's 'Security Incident' Just A Smoke Screen? Experts Weigh In
September 20 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
Initial information, none of which comes from Uber, would indicate that this is a serious breach and...
Experts Insight On Holiday Inn Hack
September 07 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
Hospitality platforms are always a firm target for Cyber attacks because they own all kinds of lucra...
Wiltshire Farm Foods Cyberattack
June 28 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
"It’s refreshing to see an honest declaration like this from a victim of cybercrime instead of the...
FBI Warning On Ransomware Attacks Against The Agriculture Sector
April 24 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
Farmers and food production have been on the cyber criminal radar for some time now. The UK National...
Apple And Meta Shared Data With Hackers - Experts Reactioins
April 01 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
Emergency data requests from law enforcement are often vital in live ‘crime in action’ and vulne...
Metaverse App Allows Kids Into Virtual Strip Clubs, Experts Advice
February 24 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
Unfortunately this is just one of the plentiful ways in which children are able to access inappropri...
Gov Tighten Online Safety Laws
February 09 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
The Online Safety Bill is certainly more impactful in its language and intention than anything that...
Red Cross Hack Leaks Data Of 515,000 Vulnerable People
January 20 , 2022 by Brian Higgins
Egregious attacks such as this are unfortunately becoming an occupational hazard for charity and rel...
VoIP Services Experience “Unprecedented" Cyber-attack In UK
October 28 , 2021 by Brian Higgins
It’s very naive to dismiss DDoS as an unsophisticated attack vector. Like most criminal methodolog...
Expert On Revealed: Leak Uncovers Global Abuse Of Cyber-surveillance Weapon
July 19 , 2021 by Brian Higgins
Pegasus has been around for some time now and there have been a number of stories related to abuses...
Experts Insight On Iranian Hackers Posed As British-based Academic
July 13 , 2021 by Brian Higgins
It’s unusual but not unheard of for malicious actors to contact individuals as part of their attac...
Experts Reaction On Home Office Tests Web-Spying Powers With Help Of UK Internet Firms
March 12 , 2021 by Brian Higgins
UK Law enforcement agencies and other authorities have long been able to legally request Communicat...
Cybersecurity Expert Insight: SITA Data Breach
March 10 , 2021 by Brian Higgins
Thankfully the perpetrators of this breach don’t seem to have accessed any personal data other tha...
Hacker Breached Florida Treatment Plant To Poison The Water Supply
February 09 , 2021 by Brian Higgins
A similar attack was reported by Verizon in 2016. Back then it was a water filtration plant in Syria...
Cyber Criminals Left Stolen Phishing Credentials Exposed To Google Searches
January 22 , 2021 by Brian Higgins
There are many local and national schemes which have been implemented to try and provide devices for...
More Than 45 Million Medical Images Openly Accessible Online
December 16 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
The Cyber criminal spotlight has fallen quite firmly on the global Health and Social Care sector in...
Expert Reaction On News: Among Us App Used To Distribute Malware
November 28 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
Trending, multi-platform games are a goldmine for Cyber criminal organisations, especially those mor...
Ransomware Gang Hacks Facebook Account To Run Extortion Ads - Expert Comments
November 12 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
I’m not surprised to see activity like this from Ragnar Locker and would expect more of the same f...
Experts On News: Cyber Attack On Nando's Customers
October 26 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
This type of fraud is becoming far more common during the various stages of lockdown across the coun...
Cybersecurity Experts Reacted On Hackney Council Cyber Attack
October 14 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
Any attack on Public Services, especially during what is shaping up to be a COVID second wave, is pa...
Expert On News That Welsh Coronavirus Patient Details Leaked Online
September 16 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
Despite the unfortunate nature of this event and the obvious worry and the potential harm it will un...
Funding boost to help healthcare suppliers improve cyber security: Expert Commentary
September 10 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
This is very welcome news from the Minister and the NCSC. As we navigate our way through the COVID p...
Jack Daniel’s-Maker Suffers Ransomware Breach - Expert Comments
August 18 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
It sounds like Brown-Forman have managed to avoid the full brunt of this attack and the integrity of...
Experts Reaction Om OkCupid App & Web Security Flaws Discovered
July 30 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
This story is rather alarmist as the vulnerabilities described have been fixed by OkCupid. In fact,...
Experts On The News: Tesco ‘Free 4K TV’ Phishing Scam Targets UK Shoppers
July 21 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
This is a bog-standard opportunistic cybercrime. It should ring alarm bells immediately, even if peo...
Expert Advise on Zoom Zero Day Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Target Windows 7 PCs
July 13 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
Windows 7 is no longer supported by Microsoft and users don’t receive any security updates. I’m...
Babylon Online GP Service Suffers Data Breach
June 10 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
The NHS operate their own App Store and any platforms offered by NHS services including GPS etc. are...
Experts On San Francisco Retirement Program Suffers Data Breach
June 04 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
This incident highlights the vital importance of data ownership and supply chain security. An organ...
Warwick University Hides Hack From Students And Staff - Experts Comments
April 29 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
This is a very alarming set of circumstances. Insider Threat has long been one of the most dangerous...
Experts Insight On News: Virgin Media Data Breach Affects 900,000 People
March 06 , 2020 by Brian Higgins
The moment a breach like this is made public is the most dangerous time for any customers of the bus...
LifeLabs Reveals Data Breach, Pays Ransom To Secure Personal Info Of 15M People
December 18 , 2019 by Brian Higgins
This appears to be a successful extortion attack upon LifeLabs given that they have paid their crimi...
Security And Privacy Experts On Controversial Court Ruling Allows Police To Plunder DNA Database For Investigations
November 08 , 2019 by Brian Higgins
It might be reassuring for those using similar services in the UK to know that it would be highly un...
BBC News Launches 'Dark Web' Tor Mirror
October 25 , 2019 by Brian Higgins
It’s a nice idea but will have limited impact on accessibility in the jurisdictions where it is de...