UK businesses are being hit with thousands of new cyberattacks each day

Every 45 seconds, a business in the UK suffers a cyberattack. This is according to a new report from business ISP Beaming, which claims the attack rate has never been higher. The report states that the number of cyberattacks against organizations in the UK rose 11 percent in Q1 2021, compared to the same period last year. In the first …

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Ryuk ransomware has given its creators a huge pay day

Operators of Ryuk, one of the world’s most popular ransomware variants, have extorted more than $150 million from victims. This is according to a report published by cybersecurity firms Advanced Intelligence and HYAS, which claims that a total of 61 Bitcoin addresses associated with Ryuk operators have been identified. “Ryuk receives a significant amount of their ransom payments from a …

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HMRC bombarded by 5,000 malicious emails per day

In the past three months, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) received a total of 521,582 malicious emails, according to data acquired by the Parliament Street think tank. From June to September, HMRC has been the recipient of more than 5,000 malicious emails per day on average, including spam messages, phishing attempts and malware-rigged communications. Spam and junk messages accounted …

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