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Cyber Attack Weekly Round Up wk 12


action-asphalt-automobile-303313Malware Attack on Police Federation of England and Wales

It has been reported that that (PFEW) has been the victim of a malware attack. According to an announcement by the Police Federation, the attack effected a number of systems and databases along with the deletion/encryption of backup data. Reports have stated that due to quick detection the force was able to isolate the malware and stop it from spreading. It pays to have a solid threat detection solution in place.


Pie-chart-iconSME’s Unable To Process A Quarter Of their Security Alerts

A recent survey by Armor has found that SME’s are planning to increase their cyber security by 14%, however, they currently lack the resources to process all of their daily security alerts resulting in a quarter being ignored. That is a considerable chunk of potential cyber threats that are being missed.



macro-1452987_1920Major Cyber-Attack Disrupts Aluminium Giant

The metal production giant, Norsk Hydro, was hit with ransomware called LockerGoga. The attack had quite a significant effect on the global organisation’s productions which lead to some plants working on a manual basis with workers using printed order lists. The attack highlights the damage that can be done to large multi-national business, but the very same ransomware could affect SME’s who don’t have nearly the same cyber security budget. Everyone, everywhere is a target!





We will be back next week with another round up of cyber-security news.

Remember: cyber-attacks are a matter of 'when' not 'if' - be prepared!

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David Taylor

Written by David Taylor

David is a Digital Marketing Executive at Celerity and drives their digital activity including campaigns, website, blog writing and social media. He has a passion for digital marketing and all things tech - especially in cyber security.