Breaking News

Vast majority of NHS trusts have failed cyber security assessment, Brit MPs told

Every single one of the 200 NHS trusts in the UK so far assessed for cyber security resilience has failed an on-site assessment, MPs on the Public Accounts Committee were told yesterday.

There are a total of 236 trusts. There is no timeline on when the remaining 36 will be checked over.

In a hearing about the WannaCry incident last June, entitled "Cyber-attack on the NHS", Rob Shaw, deputy chief exec of NHS Digital, denied it was the case that those bodies who didn't get a passing grade had not done anything over cyber security.

Net Neutrality.

The Internet prides itself on being non-discriminatory, a place for free minds, free commerce where every budding entrepreneur can make it on the web, because anyone has a chance to rank on Google or another search engine if they have the tenacity, right marketing and entrepreneurial drive. However, that free-market thinking, is now being heavily regulated.

Bitcoin value proves not so nice for NiceHash

The bad news is that Cybercriminals are unequivocally obsessed with cryptocurrency and this recent thrust in the price of one the most popular cryptocurrency is yet another reason to exploit it.

Most recently, NiceHash, one of the largest Bitcoin mining marketplaces has been hacked and $70 million taken. With zero connection to cannabis, NiceHash is relatively new player in Cryptocurrency that gives users the ability to buy or sell the hashrate that their mining hardware generates with one of the supported crypto algorithms. Users exchange “hashing power” for BTH (bitcoins).

The aftermath of Equifax

Simply put, no one seems to be able to do the math, maybe because the numbers were so high (the massive data breach affected approximately 143 million consumers in the USA). Compare that to the total population in 2017 and you get 44%! That’s a cringe-worthy 'almost' half of the entire population having their personal data breached!

Hackers Came, but the French Were Prepared

The National Security Agency in Washington picked up the signs. So did Emmanuel Macron’s bare-bones technology team. And mindful of what happened in the American presidential campaign, the team created dozens of false email accounts, complete with phony documents, to confuse the attackers.

The Russians, for their part, were rushed and a bit sloppy, leaving a trail of evidence that was not enough to prove for certain they were working for the government of President Vladimir V. Putin but which strongly suggested they were part of his broader “information warfare” campaign.