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UK to build $5 billion headquarters to retaliate offensive Cyber Attacks

All these days, Britain tried its best to remain calm against nations that were hitting its critical infrastructure constantly on a digital note. But now, the nation will not remain silent against the cyber warfare and has retaliated strongly. UK Defense Secretary Ben Wallace has announced that his nation will soon build a $5 billion […]

British schools to get free cybersecurity accessing tool

Schools operating in whole of Britain will get a free cyber security tool for free from September last week. The tool will be rolled out in a testing phase to help the educational institutes in accessing the robustness of their cybersecurity measures. Come January 2022, the tool will be available for a premium price that […]

UK data watchdog wants to tackle cookie pop ups to protect personal data

Britain’s Information Commissioner’s Office(ICO) is asking tech companies to tackle issues related to data privacy for cookie pop-ups. ICO is also intending to put forward a request to G7 Summit authorities and will urge them to present a plan to improve the current cookie consent functionality that is in place. In a virtual meeting to […]

UK Ministry of Defense publishes an advertisement for a SAS Hacker

In the third week of August this year, UK’s Ministry of Defense posted an advertisement for a role to be filled by a SAS hacker who will earn £33,000 a year and will work for the secretive Computer Network Operations Exploitation Unit. Basically, such Ad postings are made secretly and through freelance platforms. But UK’s […]

UK Information Commissioner pronounced £42 million worth penalties on companies

UK’s Information Commissioner Office(ICO) has disclosed that it has slapped multiple penalties on companies that failed to protect the information of its customers from data breaches last year. And estimates are in that the amount could total around £42 million that includes the £20m penalty slapped on British Airways and Marriott Hotel Chain. According to […]

UK new information security commissioner is John Edwards

United Kingdom has issued a press update on the appointment of its next information commissioner and reports are because it is going to be John Edwards, who’s currently serving as Privacy Commissioner for New Zealand since 2014. Factually speaking, an Information Commissioner plays a vital role in regurgitating data flow between companies and their customers, […]

Obsolete computers in UK are failing to meet basic cybersecurity measures

In what could be a concerning issue, a recent survey has confirmed that the usage of outdated systems in UK is fetching a loss of £2.3 billion to the country’s economy as government departments are found spending huge in keeping the legacy systems alive. Also, the survey confirms that the legacy software used in various […]

Hackers Cyber Attack UK Aerospace Company by posing a beautiful Aerobics instructor

According to a report from Sky News, a UK based Aerospace company was targeted by a phishing attack, where a top official from the company was befriended by an Iranian hacker in disguise of a beautiful Aerobics Instructor named Marcella Flores. The highlight of this saga was that the hacker siphoned some classified documents related […]

Mobile Phones in UK are vulnerable to Cyber Threats

More than half of the mobile phones being operated in United Kingdom are at a risk of exploitation from hackers, says a survey conducted by Privacy advocacy firm Which? So, all those consumers who are buying a mobile phone through a network service provider, a retailer or a device manufacturer, you better be aware of […]

Ransomware Attack on Northern Rail UK

A suspected ransomware attack on the servers of Northern Rail’s ticketing system has disrupted the digital services of the company from the past 12 hours and news is out that the operator might make a recovery only after 2 days. News is out that the file encrypting malware has targeted over 600 touch screen units […]

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