Stay up to date with the latest cyber-attacks, data breaches and cyber news from around the world in Celerity's weekly cyber-security round up.
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.
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.
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!