HS2 investigating possible misconduct tied to ‘serious’ data breach

HS2 has launched a formal investigation into allegations of gross misconduct tied to a “serious” data breach earlier in the year, City A.M. understands. Sources allege the incident took place in late May. HS2 Ltd, the company sponsored by the Read More …

Student who created malware worth £45k while living with parents is jailed

A university student who created malware targeting government websites while living with his parents has been jailed. Amar Tagore, 21, a third year university student, offered buyers malware (malicious software) to disrupt corporate and state-run websites, while living with his Read More …

London council slammed for ‘severe’ data breach in ‘avoidable’ cyber attack

Britain’s data watchdog has lambasted London’s Hackney Council for a cyber attack that “severely” impacted residents, saying the breach was “a clear and avoidable error.” In October 2020, hackers infiltrated Hackney’s systems, accessing, encrypting, and in some instances exfiltrating personal Read More …

APT40 Advisory PRC MSS tradecraft in action

The PRC state-sponsored cyber group has previously targeted organisationsin various countries, including Australia and the United States, and the techniques highlighted below are regularly used by other PRC state-sponsored actors globally. Therefore, the authoring agencies believe the group, and similar Read More …

NHS remains vulnerable to further cyber-attacks

A leading cybersecurity expert has warned that the NHS remains vulnerable to further cyber-attacks unless it updates its computer systems. This stark assessment comes in the wake of a major ransomware attack that has severely disrupted healthcare services across London. Read More …

Cyber attack ‘nothing to do with dispute’, says British Medical Association

The British Medical Association (BMA) has defended doctors striking at hospitals running at reduced capacity due to a significant cyber attack. While some junior doctors have been granted permission to return to work due to safety concerns, a number have Read More …

UK and US cops band together to tackle Qilin’s ransomware shakedowns

UK and US cops have reportedly joined forces to find and fight Qilin, the ransomware gang wreaking havoc on the global healthcare industry. In early June, the notorious Russia-based crew attacked Synnovis, which provides pathology services to National Health Service’s Read More …

Stolen test data and NHS numbers published by Qilin hackers

A gang of cyber criminals causing huge disruption to multiple London hospitals has published sensitive patient data stolen from an NHS blood testing company. Overnight on Thursday, Qilin shared almost 400GB of the private information on their darknet site. The Read More …

UK: King Charles military badge rollout delayed over fears China could ‘use them for spying’

The introduction of military badges specially redesigned to mark King Charles’s accession to the throne has been delayed, with claims British Army chiefs fear the insignia could be made in China, enabling Beijing to insert tracking devices into them. Regiments Read More …

London Hospitals Knew of Cyber Vulnerabilities Years Before Hack

A group of London hospitals struggling to contain the fallout from a cyberattack against a critical supplier had known for years about weaknesses that left them vulnerable to hacks, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg News. The Guy’s and St Read More …