There’s a new £13.5m government-backed London office for cyber security innovation opening today at Plexal

The London Office for Rapid Cyber security Advancement (LORCA) has officially opened its doors today in East London. Launched by digital secretary Matt Hancock, LORCA will be run by tech innovation centre Plexal, located on the Here East digital campus Read More …

UK Tax Agency Collects 5.1M Biometric Voice IDs, May Violate GDPR

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) in the UK is under investigation by that country’s regulator over the collection of more than 5 million biometric voice IDs. The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is investigating the tax agency’s practice, which may Read More …

UK names Russia as source of NotPetya, USA follows suit

The United Kingdon’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has formally “attributed the NotPetya cyber-attack to the Russian Government”, specifically the nation’s military. “The decision to publicly attribute this incident underlines the fact that the UK and its allies will not tolerate Read More …

UK Government website offline after hack infects thousands more worldwide

More than 5,000 websites have been hacked to force visitors’ computers to run software that mines a cryptocurrency similar to Bitcoin. Users loading the websites of the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Student Loans Company, as well as the council websites Read More …

UK government bans all Russian anti-virus software from Secret-rated systems

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre has effectively banned the use of Russian anti-virus products from government departments and revealed it is trying to “prevent the transfer of UK data to the Russian state” from Kaspersky Labs software. A guidance Read More …