National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) News

Australia Bans China’s Huawei from Supplying Mobile Equipment, Citing Hacking Risks

Australia has banned Chinese telecoms firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd. from supplying equipment for a 5G mobile network, citing risks of foreign interference and hacking which Beijing dismissed as an “excuse” to tilt the playing field against a Chinese firm. …

UK Government Officials Identify Security Risks with Huawei’s Telecom Equipment

Technical and supply-chain issues with equipment made by Chinese firm Huawei have exposed Britain’s telecom networks to new security risks, a government report said on Thursday. The assessment, made in a report signed off by Britain’s GCHQ spy agency, will …

U.S. & U.K. Blame Russia for Global Cyber Attacks on Governments, Businesses

The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe. Washington and London issued a joint alert …

Reputational Damage from Fake News & Cyber Attacks Raise UK Business Risk: Report

Fake news threatens U.K. businesses with reputational damage as well as falling sales and share prices, adding to the growing risk from cyber attacks facing companies from local Indian restaurants to multinationals. That’s the warning from the National Cyber Security …

UK Cyber Security Agency Issues Warning About Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software

Britain’s cyber security agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian snooping. Ciaran Martin, head of the National Cyber Security Centre, said: “Russia is acting against the U.K.’s national …

Russian Cyber Attacks Target Major U.K. Industries, Says Top Spy

Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre publicly confirmed for the first time that Russia has carried out internet assaults on major U.K. energy, technology and media companies, as tensions escalate over the Kremlin’s interference in Western democracies. NCSC Chief Executive Officer …

European Cyber Police Hunt for Culprits of Global Ransomware Attack

Days after the global cyber attack, U.K. police are trying to figure out whether it was an established network of criminals, state-backed hackers or bored teenagers that crippled the country’s health service. The malware campaign affected more than 200,000 computers …

Global Cyber Attack Expected to Continue but Malware Spread Slows

Governments and companies around the world began to gain the upper hand against the first wave of an unrivaled global cyber attack, even as the assault was poised to continue claiming victims this week. More than 200,000 computers in at …

International, Large-Scale Cyber Attack Uncovered by Cyber Security Watchdogs

A large-scale cyber attack from a group targeting organizations in Japan, the United States, Sweden and many other European countries through IT services providers has been uncovered, the Swedish computer security watchdog said on Wednesday. The cyber attack, uncovered through …

UK Opens National Cyber Security Centre; MGA Sciemus Comments

The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) was officially launched this week – a government sponsored organization that is focused on improving the UK’s cyber security and cyber resilience. The NCSC will use its new offices in Victoria, London “to …