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Daily Cyber News 10 Aug 17

Locky Ransonware Returns – Once considered the largest distributed ransomware ever, Locky, after a period of quietness is being heavily distributed again worldwide. Pushing a new variant, this campaign is being distributed through email with subject lines similar to “E[date] (random_number).docx (i.e. E2017-08-10 (736).docx).  The message within the email simply reads “Files attached. Thanks” IfRead more »

Daily Cyber News 09 Aug 17

Destructive Ransomware – Organisations should be prepared for more cyber attacks like what we have witnessed recently in regards to the WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya attacks. Rather than looking to encrypt and demand payment the new trend seems to be for the cause of destruction within computer networks. With the cyber tools/exploits released from the US NationalRead more »

Daily Cyber News 08 Aug 17

Power Grid Vulnerabilities – An Irish power utility company (EirGrid) sustained an apparent man-in-the-middle attack through Vodafone’s Direct Internet Access service this year. Luckily not an attack on the power distribution itself, instead it seems it was a data collect mission. However, what’s more concerning is that the attack has been attributed to an unspecifiedRead more »

Daily Cyber News 07 Aug 17

Data Protection Law Overhaul – The new proposal is part of an overhaul of UK data protection laws that aims to provide people with greater control over their own personal information and what happens to it. The new proposals will make it simpler for people to withdraw consent for their personal data to be used.Read more »