NHS board warns patients of further data leak after cyber attack

An NHS board has warned patients that further personal information could be leaked by cyber criminals who stole medical data in a major cyber attack. A large amount of confidential data was taken from NHS Dumfries and Galloway during a Read More …

UK: Warning to ‘stay on guard’ after Leicester council cyber-attack

People have been told to “stay on their guard” after a cyber-attack on Leicester City Council. Police were alerted after the authority was forced to disable its phone and computer systems on 7 March. While about 25 documents have been Read More …

UK: Parliamentary staff warned of dangers after suspected sexting honeytrap attacks

Sir Lindsay Hoyle, the Commons Speaker, has held talks with parliamentary staff following suspected sexting honeytrap attacks targeting MPs, staffers and political journalists. At least 12 men working in and around Parliament, including a serving minister and other MPs, have Read More …

Scottish law firm Scullion Law suffers cyber attack

Scullion Law, which has offices on George Street Edinburgh, as well as in Glasgow, Hamilton and Madrid, had 155GB of data stolen in the attack by Black Basta. A spokesperson for the award-winning firm said: “We can confirm that we Read More …

Hackers threaten to release ‘huge volume’ of stolen NHS Scotland data

A cybercrime group has claimed it will release a large volume of NHS Scotland data stolen during a sustained hacking attack. INC Ransom, an extortion operation, has posted a message on its dark web blog, threatening to release three terabytes Read More …

Chinese hackers targeted UK’s Electoral Commission and politicians, say security services

Chinese state-backed hackers were responsible for two “malicious” digital campaigns targeting the UK’s democratic institutions and politicians, the security services have found. The UK holds China responsible for a prolonged cyber-attack on the Electoral Commission during which Beijing allegedly accessed Read More …

High Court order will deliver ‘swift management’ of compensation claims by those affected by PSNI data breach

Claims by officers and civilian staff following a major PSNI data breach will be managed in a “swift” manner following a High Court order being granted, it has been suggested. Following the granting of a Group Litigation Order (GLO), thousands Read More …

UK: ‘Mass surveillance’ fears over law change plans

The UK tech industry has deep concerns over government plans to amend a law dubbed a “snooper’s charter”. Ministers insist their changes to the Investigatory Powers Act is intended to keep UK citizens safe. But, in a statement, trade body techUK Read More …

Bringing Access Back — Initial Access Brokers Exploit F5 BIG-IP (CVE-2023-46747) and ScreenConnect

During the course of an intrusion investigation in late October 2023, Mandiant observed novel N-day exploitation of CVE-2023-46747 affecting F5 BIG-IP Traffic Management User Interface. Additionally, in February 2024, Mandiant researchers observed exploitation of Connectwise ScreenConnect CVE-2024-1709 by the same Read More …