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Microchip-maker sale to China bigger UK threat than Huawei

The sale of a Welsh microchip manufacturer to a Chinese-backed company poses a greater threat to Britain’s interests than Huawei’s involvement in the 5G network, according to the UK’s former cyber security chief. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove to examine the purchase of Newport Wafer Fab by Chinese-owned Nexperia for a reported £63 million, with MPs calling on ministers to urgently intervene.

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Microchip-maker sale to China bigger UK threat than Huawei

UK's NCSC certifies Incident Response Playbooks training from Cyber Management Alliance Ltd

CM-Alliance launches its third NCSC-Certified Training in Building & Optimising Incident Response Playbooks The Playbooks training course is a follow-on from CM-Alliance's flagship Cyber Incident Planning & Response course - also the first course to be certified by the newly-rebranded NCSC's certified training scheme, provided by APMG International.

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UK's NCSC certifies Incident Response Playbooks training from Cyber Management Alliance Ltd

ASPECT IT: How a Password Manager could improve security for your small business

Advertisement feature by ASPECT IT. By Peter Dorotiak, Director LOTS of people re-use passwords for multiple accounts or use common password that could be hacked. Why? People struggle to remember strong passwords. Having a strong password is essential! The NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) published a survey (https://tinyurl.com/22ut7np3) on the most hacked passwords and passwords commonly used by hackers.

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ASPECT IT: How a Password Manager could improve security for your small business

Matt Hancock isn’t the only politician who is clueless about cyber security

It is widely acknowledged that Britain has some of the world’s finest cyber capabilities. GCHQ is a global leader in those dark arts, and its offshoot, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), is making that expertise available to businesses and others in need of help with their digital defences.

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Matt Hancock isn’t the only politician who is clueless about cyber security

Government seeks UK victims of Kaseya ransomware attack

National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of government intelligence agency GCHQ, said it's currently 'investigating its impact on the UK'. It's not known how many or which British firms are affected by the ransomware attack on Friday, which was courtesy of Russian hacking group REvil.

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Government seeks UK victims of Kaseya ransomware attack

British firms were among millions targeted by Russian hackers REvil who are demanding $70MILLION ransom, experts confirm as the UK government launches an investigation into biggest global ransomware attack on RECORD

National Cyber Security Centre is now investigating attack's impact on UK firms The ransomware attack on Miami-based firm Kaseya affected firms in 17 nations But the UK government is to determine which companies in the UK are affected The UK government is seeking British victims of the Kaseya ransomware attack over the weekend – the biggest global ransomware attack on record.

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British firms were among millions targeted by Russian hackers REvil who are demanding $70MILLION ransom, experts confirm as the UK government launches an investigation into biggest global ransomware attack on RECORD

Ransomware: Paying up won't stop you from getting hit again, says cybersecurity chief

Paying up only advertises that you are willing to pay, warns NCSC boss. Ireland's Health Service Executive (HSE) has been praised for its response after falling victim to a major ransomware attack and for not giving into cyber criminals and paying a ransom. HSE was hit with Conti ransomware in May, significantly impacting frontline health services.

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Ransomware: Paying up won't stop you from getting hit again, says cybersecurity chief

Why improving diversity in cybersecurity is vital for everyone

The information security sector has a long way to go, but building cybersecurity teams of people from different backgrounds brings different voices to the table - and can improve defences. Improving diversity in the cybersecurity industry by doing more to hire people from different backgrounds can help improve online defences for everyone because it will enable information security teams to think about – and defend against – concepts and attack techniques they may not have considered before.

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Why improving diversity in cybersecurity is vital for everyone

Ransomware is key cyber threat facing UK

Ransomware attacks are the key cyber threat facing the UK and the public and businesses must take it seriously, the head of the UK’s cybersecurity agency has warned. Lindy Cameron, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ, stressed the importance of the UK continuing to build its cyber resilience to stop attacks from reaching their targets.

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Ransomware is key cyber threat facing UK

Ransomware is the top cybersecurity threat we face, warns cyber chief

NCSC CEO Lindy Cameron issues warning over growing danger of cyber criminal ransomware operations and how improving cyber reliance is needed to prevent attacks. Ransomware is one of the key cybersecurity threats facing the UK and the cyber criminal groups behind them are becoming more dangerous, the UK's cyber chief is to warn.

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Ransomware is the top cybersecurity threat we face, warns cyber chief

The head of the UK's cybersecurity agency is very worried about ransomware

Ransomware attacks are the key cyber threat facing the UK and the public and businesses must take it seriously, the head of the UK’s cybersecurity agency will say on Monday. Lindy Cameron, the head of the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), which is part of GCHQ, will say it is ‘vital’ that the UK continues to build its cyber resilience to stop attacks from reaching their targets.

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The head of the UK's cybersecurity agency is very worried about ransomware

Ransomware warning: There's been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

NCSC alert says there's been a rise in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector, at a critical time in the academic calendar. The number of ransomware attacks targeting schools, colleges universities is on the rise again, warns the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC).

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Ransomware warning: There's been another spike in attacks on schools and universities

Android phone users warned of scam 'post delivery' texts that can steal data

THE National Cyber Security Centre has warned Irish Android users to be wary of scam text messages sent by spyware software. According to NCSC, the spyware is being used to access the victims' passwords and other sensitive information to steal data and money from them. In a statement they said: "The NCSC has received reports of a spyware software labeled FluBot affecting Android users in Ireland.

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Android phone users warned of scam 'post delivery' texts that can steal data

People in Ireland warned of fake delivery text scam

People in Ireland with Android phones have been warned to be aware of a fake delivery text scam that is currently circulating malicious software in Ireland. The malware allows cybercriminals to steal passwords and sensitive data, including financial information. Hackers are also able to access a victim's contact list and spread the message to other people.

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People in Ireland warned of fake delivery text scam

Ransomware: Five questions you need to ask about your defences, before you get attacked

"Cybersecurity is a board-level responsibility, and board members should be specifically asking about ransomware," says guidence from the NCSC. Ransomware is one of the most dangerous cybersecurity threats facing organisations today, yet many are still under prepared when it comes to protecting networks from attacks, and about what to do if ransomware causes disruption.

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Ransomware: Five questions you need to ask about your defences, before you get attacked

‘Flubot’ malware targeting Irish mobile users is latest cyber threat

So-called Flubot malware which specifically targets Android mobile phone users is the latest cyber threat to emerge to the people of Ireland. The Flubot malware has been targeting Irish people in recent days with reports of fraudulent text messages from Irish mobile numbers pretending to be from delivery drivers.

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‘Flubot’ malware targeting Irish mobile users is latest cyber threat

‘Missed delivery’ text scam targeting Irish people

Malware that allows criminals to steal personal data including financial information from Android phones is circulating in Ireland, security experts have confirmed. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned of a spyware software called FluBot that has been targeting Android phone users. The software is used to steal passwords and other sensitive data and will access a victim's contacts in order to spread further by sending more texts.

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‘Missed delivery’ text scam targeting Irish people

Warning over FluBot phone malware affecting Irish residents

A piece of malware which has the capacity to allow criminals steal personal data including financial information from Android phones is circulating in Ireland, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has warned. In an alert the NCSC said it had received reports of a spyware software known as FluBot affecting Android users in Ireland.

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Warning over FluBot phone malware affecting Irish residents