UK and US join forces to strike back in cyber-space

The US and UK are joining forces to “impose consequences” on their shared adversaries who conduct malicious cyber-activities. The combined action would address “evolving threats with a full range of capabilities”, they said. The shared adversaries were not named but Read More …

Ransomware has proliferated because it’s ‘largely uncontested’, says GCHQ boss

If you’ve wondered why ransomware has proliferated in recent years, it’s because until recently it has remained unchallenged, according to Sir Jeremy Fleming, director of British signals intelligence agency GCHQ. “We’ve seen twice as many [ransomware] attacks this year as Read More …

GCHQ: Artificial intelligence is already a vital part of our missions

The UK’s top intelligence and security body, GCHQ, is betting big on artificial intelligence: the organization has revealed how it wants to use AI to boost national security. In a new paper titled “Pioneering a New National Security,” GCHQ’s analysts Read More …

The ‘offensive cyber’ used by UK National Cyber Force to confuse Islamic State militants and prevent drone attacks

The UK has revealed new details about a secret cyber operation against Islamic State that targeted the group’s ability to fly drones, meddled with their phones and hit their propaganda. The mission – told to Sky News by the head Read More …

Alert issued to UK universities and colleges about spike in cyber attacks

British universities and colleges have been warned about a spike in ransomware attacks targeting the education sector by the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ. Academic institutions are being urged to follow NCSC guidance following a Read More …

Spies Urged To Adopt AI To Counter Augmented Threats

UK’s intelligence agencies must use artificial intelligence to repel increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks and disinformation campaigns, finds study The UK’s foes are likely to use artificial intelligence to augment future threats, a study has warned, arguing that Britain’s intelligence forces must adopt Read More …

Intelligence Agencies Warn Of Flaw With VPN Products

Both the US NSA and UK NCSC warn hackers are actively exploiting vulnerabilities in VPN products Both the US National Security Agency (NSA) and a GQHC agency in the United Kingdom have issued warnings about “multiple vulnerabilities in Virtual Private Network (VPN) Read More …