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First Meeting – Report

Chris Brown, Fosters Solicitors - picture by Bethany Wymark Inside the mind of a Hacker Chris Brown, chief executive of Fosters Solicitors in Norwich, speaks at the Norfolk Cyber Security Cluster inaugural conference at Centrum on Norwich Research Park. Picture: Bethany Whymark Chris Brown, chief executive of Fosters Solicitors in Norwich, said cyber [...]

July 7th, 2017|Data breach, Hacked|0 Comments

Worse than WannaCry – EternalRocks is out there

A new network worm dubbed "EternalRocks" is making the news this week as the successor to the WannaCry ransomware. EternalRocks leverages some of the same vulnerabilities and exploit tools as WannaCry but is potentially more dangerous because it exploits seven NSA tools that were released as part of the ShadowBrokers dump for infection instead of [...]

May 24th, 2017|Cryptolocker, Data breach, Hacked|0 Comments

WannaCry – What to do

WannaCry Update: Everyone in the cluster will probably have heard about the recent Ransomware attacks on Friday and over the weekend which have largely affected the NHS in the UK (Although 300,000 infections in over 150 countries have been reported).  Those at exceptional risk are personal computers still running Windows XP without a critical patch [...]

May 15th, 2017|Cryptolocker, Hacked|0 Comments

NHS Crypto-Locker – Microsoft Patch – Urgent

Patch MS17-010 NOW!!!   Crypto malware which has affected Telefonica and other organizations in Spain; and the NHS in the UK has recently been confirmed as being a fully weaponized version of the crypto malware "Wcry". As far as we currently understand this new strain incorporates active exploitation of the vulnerability patched in the MS17-010 [...]

May 12th, 2017|Cryptolocker, Data breach|0 Comments

Trojan stealing your banking details

Unpatched Microsoft Word Flaw is Being Used to Spread Dridex Banking Trojan If you are a regular reader of The Hacker News, you might be aware of an ongoing cyber attack — detected in the wild by McAfee and FireEye — that silently installs malware on fully-patched computers by exploiting an unpatched Microsoft Word vulnerability in all [...]

April 21st, 2017|Banking attack, Dridex, Hacked|0 Comments

7 in 10 Large Companies are Breached

Nearly seven in ten large companies identified a breach or attack, new Government statistics reveal. Firms holding personal data more likely to be attacked Most common attacks were fraudulent emails, followed by viruses and malware Businesses large and small are being urged to protect themselves against cyber crime after new Government statistics found nearly half of [...]

April 20th, 2017|Data breach, Hacked|0 Comments