A story of how easily hackers could hit a hole-in-one with the computer network of a premier golf club in the UK. Golf clubs and cybercrime couldn’t really sound further apart, but when it comes to cybersecurity, businesses of all sizes are targets and their owners must never assume anything is completely watertight. Golf is, however, more associated with business, so when I was recently asked to investigate and test the cybersecurity of an … More On course for a good hacking
Millions could be at risk of cyberattacks due to poor default passwords and a lack of firmware updates. Millions use Wi-Fi routers that contain various security flaws and may put them at risk of cyberattacks, an investigation by British consumer watchdog Which? has found. Together with Red Maple Technologies, Which? looked at 13 commonly used older router … More Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks
Neither clinical research into the coronavirus nor any patient data were affected by the incident. Oxford University has confirmed that one of its biology laboratories that is researching ways to combat the COVID-19 pandemic has fallen victim to a cyberattack. Details about the incident at the Division of Structural Biology (Strubi) were released by Forbes. “We have identified … More Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked
Has the landmark law helped build a culture of privacy in organizations and have consumers become more wary of sharing their personal data? “Relying on the government to protect your privacy is like asking a peeping Tom to install your window blinds” – John Perry Barlow, EFF (July 1992). Any individual who has the slightest engagement in the … More Two years later, has GDPR fulfilled its promise?
The UK’s cybersecurity agency also outlines precautions that academia should take to mitigate risks. The United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has issued a stark warning to universities across the country, urging them to be on their guard against cyberattacks. The main risk is, in fact, two-fold. Firstly, it comes from ne’er-do-wells seeking financial gain via … More Universities warned to brace for cyberattacks