UK: Army spied on lockdown critics

A shadowy Army unit secretly spied on British citizens who criticised the Government’s Covid lockdown policies, The Mail on Sunday can reveal. Military operatives in the UK’s ‘information warfare’ brigade were part of a sinister operation that targeted politicians and Read More …

Royal Mail cyber attack carried out by Russian-linked ransomware gang

A ransomware gang linked to Russia carried out the Royal Mail cyber attack that suspended international postal deliveries. It is understood that Royal Mail’s investigation found the gang, named Lockbit, infected machines that print customs labels for parcels being sent Read More …

Royal Mail export services severely disrupted after ‘cyber incident’

Britain’s Royal Mail said on Wednesday it was facing severe disruption to its international export services following what it described as “a cyber incident”. “We are temporarily unable to despatch items to overseas destinations,” Royal Mail, one of the world’s Read More …

UK arrests five for selling ‘dodgy’ point of sale software

Tax authorities from Australia, Canada, France, the UK and the USA have conducted a joint probe into “electronic sales suppression software” – applications that falsify point of sale data to help merchants avoid paying tax on their true revenue. A Read More …

Four suspects cuffed, face extradition to US over tax refund scam plot

Four men suspected of plotting to commit wire fraud and identity theft have been arrested and now face extradition to America. It is alleged they conspired to break into US companies’ servers, steal people’s personally identifiable information (PII), use that Read More …

UK: Cambridge Water customers’ bank details published to dark web after cyber attack

Bank account details of Cambridge Water customers have been published to the dark web, following a cyber attack. Customers have been left alarmed and furious after learning that names and current addresses, sort codes and account numbers are among the Read More …

Cybersecurity laws to be updated to boost UK protection from cyber attacks

The UK’s cybersecurity laws will be updated to require outsourced IT providers to meet security standards as part of efforts to better protect supply chains, the Government has announced. The Network and Information Systems (NIS) Regulations will be updated so Read More …

Donut extortion group also targets victims with ransomware

The Donut (D0nut) extortion group has been confirmed to deploy ransomware in double-extortion attacks on the enterprise. BleepingComputer first reported on the Donut extortion group in August, linking them to attacks on Greek natural gas company DESFA, UK architectural firm Read More …

NHS tech chief dismisses concerns over loss of statutory power to protect patient data

An outgoing NHS tech chief has defended the decision to merge his organization with a UK government-run unit, arguably diluting the statuary protection of patient data. Simon Bolton, interim chief executive of the soon-to-be-defunct NHS Digital, said the merger of Read More …

British government is scanning all Internet devices hosted in UK

The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the government agency that leads the country’s cyber security mission, is now scanning all Internet-exposed devices hosted in the UK for vulnerabilities. The goal is to assess UK’s vulnerability to cyber-attacks and Read More …