North Korean suspect charged over Sony and Wannacry cyber attacks BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The US justice department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/north-korean-suspect-charged-over-sony-and-wannacry-cyber-attacks-37290990.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-news/article37290986.ece/f7d80/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_79f81d4a-b44b-441b-977d-7b99e37b2a0c_1 Email The US justice department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014. The programmer, identified as Park Jin Hyok, was also charged over the massive Wannacry ransomware attack last year and an 81 million dollar (£62 million) theft from a bank in Bangladesh. Assistant US attorney general John Demers said it was one of the most complex cyber criminal … [Read more...] about North Korean suspect charged over Sony and Wannacry cyber attacks
Yahoo cyber attack
News / UK and world by Press Association June 13, 2018, 12:58 pm Updated: June 13, 2018, 1:18 pm FacebookTwitterLinkedInWhatsAppEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Dixons Carphone has admitted a huge data breach involving 5.9 million payment cards and 1.2 million personal data records. Where does this rank among other data breaches affecting UK consumers? Facebook Facebook banned Cambridge Analytica, a data analytics firm which worked on US President Donald Trump’s election campaign and has been linked to Brexit, from using its platform in March, days before a whistleblower claimed the company had harvested and stored data about more than 50 million Facebook users without their permission. The majority of those users were in the US but the UK’s Information Commissioner issued a warrant to search the company’s London offices after it failed to respond to a previous request about the possible illegal use of data. Uber Uber admitted in … [Read more...] about Where does the Dixons Carphone cyber attack rank among other UK data breaches?
Early internet giant Yahoo has been hit with a £250,000 fine by the UK's data regulator over a breach which left details of half a billion users at risk after a Russian state-sponsored attack. The fine comes after a 2014 cyber attack which left the details of millions of Yahoo account holders at risk. While there were 8 million UK Yahoo account holders, around 500,000 Brits were affected by the hack, while Sky email customers, which used Yahoo technology, were also affected. The Information Commissioners Office, which issued the fine to Yahoo! UK Services Ltd, now part of US telecoms giant Verizon, said the company "failed to take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the... Register or log in to view this and other Technology Intelligence articles. It's free and easy to do. Access brilliant stories, features and analysis Sign up to our exclusive Technology Intelligence daily newsletter Become part of our ambitious new Tech networking … [Read more...] about Yahoo fined £250,000 for 2014 data breach
Chris Inglis David Omand 19 May 2018 • 7:16pm We have reached a tipping point. For years, we have understood that cyber security breaches pose risks to our privacy, finances and even our safety; and we have taken first steps to defend ourselves. But time is not on our side. The threat from cyber attacks has moved faster than us. Events of recent months reveal what is now at stake: the future health of democracy itself. We cannot say we were not warned. The hack on Yahoo! back in 2013 compromised as many as a billion accounts, while hackers taking remote control of a Jeep Cherokee driving at 70mph in 2015 revealed additional vulnerabilities. More recently, attacks on Ukraine’s power grid in 2015 and the NHS in 2017 showed sometimes the bad... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try … [Read more...] about Cyber subversives beware: the battle for our democracy starts here
CYBER criminals are launching more online attacks on UK businesses than ever before, spooks warn in a shock report today(TUES). Dozens of “significant” online assaults were waged against British interests in just 15 months, according to intelligence officials. Between October 2016 and the end of 2017, the National Cyber Security Centre recorded 34 “significant” attacks - defined as needing a cross-government response. There were 762 less serious incidents, typically limited to single organisations. Chillingly, the NCSC warns “2018 will bring more of these attacks”. The 30-page report from the NCSC, which is part of Britain’s secret eavesdropping station GCHQ, highlights a series of attacks last year, including the WannaCry hack blamed on North Korea. It hit 300,000 computers in 150 countries. WannaCry was the “most disruptive “of all the attacks launched against the UK and led to nearly 7,000 NHS appointments being cancelled, … [Read more...] about Cyber criminals launching more attacks on UK businesses than ever