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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Bugs in Microsoft’s email service see thousands of businesses compromised

Thousands of US companies are being targeted by a state-sponsored hacking group that is taking advantage of vulnerabilities discovered in Microsoft’s Exchange Server.  As first reported by Krebs on Security, four different Outlook vulnerabilities were abused in attacks against more than 30,000 organizations across the US. Police and fire departments, rescue units, telecoms providers, banks and utilities are just some …

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SolarWinds hack the work of thousands of cybercriminals

When many people think about a cyberattack, they probably imagine a lone hacker furiously typing out code in his basement. The recent SolarWinds hack, however, appears to have been the work of at least 1,000 cybercriminals. This is according to Microsoft President Brad Smith, who described the attack as “the largest and most sophisticated attack the world has ever seen” …

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Cisco spam filter mistakenly blocked thousands of legitimate emails

An expired Cisco domain has caused thousands of legitimate emails to be erroneously labelled as spam, preventing them from leaving the outbox. According to a new report from Bleeping Computer, the issue relates to Cisco’s email spam filter, SpamCop, which provides a Real-time Blackhole List (RBL) that mail servers use to determine if incoming mail is spam or not. As …

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Microsoft Azure breach left thousands of customer records exposed

Another day, another company failing to secure sensitive customer data held in the cloud. It has been discovered that UK-based app developer Probase exposed information – including medical records, recruitment data, occupational health assessments, insurance claim documents and more – via an unsecured cloud database. The news was first broken by The Register, which was tipped off by cybersecurity researcher …

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Thousands of bad .UK domains suspended

The UK has seen a decline in the number of .UK domains suspended for criminal activity year-on-year, a new report from Nominet shows. The organization, which is responsible for running and keeping the .UK internet infrastructure secure, says it suspended 22,158 offending domains between November 2019 and October 2020, down from 28,937 the previous year. Nominet says the number represents …

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