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Yodel Dealing with Cyber Incident

Details are currently very limited, but it is clear that the delivery service Yodel is dealing with a serious cyber incident. It appears that disruption began some time over the weekend, with delays to deliveries and loss of parcel tracking for customers. Commentators believe that this is a ransomware attack, but this has not been …

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What Lessons can we learn from the Conti Ransomware Attack on the Irish HSE?

To their great credit, the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) has published the full post-incident report into last year’s Conti ransomware attack. Prepared for them by PwC, the report is a fascinating read and allows us all to learn from the HSE’s unfortunate experience. The initial infection took place on 18th March 2021, when a …

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Possible Decrease in Lost Devices by UK Government Departments

Whilst discussions of information security tend to focus on high-tech cyber attacks; the reality is that many data breaches are down to human error. Generally the biggest single cause of data breaches reported to the Information Commissioner’s Office is simply people sending information to the wrong people. Loss or theft of devices is another significant …

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Some Good News in Latest Figures from the Financial Conduct Authority

Never let it be said that we don’t celebrate good news! Since April 2018, UK banks have had to report “Operational and Security Incidents” affecting personal and business current accounts to the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) if they reach any of the following thresholds: 10% of transaction affected; 5000 payment service users affected; and/or 2 …

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BCAW Day 5 – What Have we Learnt?

So it’s the final day of Business Continuity Awareness Week (BCAW) 2021: what have we learnt this year?  Undoubtedly, BCAW 2021 has been dominated by high-profile ransomware events, with a combination of: Continued fallout from the DarkSide attack on Colonial Pipeline earlier in the month; Ongoing disruption to the Irish Health Service following an attack …

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