NHS ‘could have prevented’ WannaCry ransomware attack

 Written by BBC GETTY IMAGES (C)WannaCry was the biggest cyber-attack that has affected the NHS to date NHS trusts were left vulnerable in a major ransomware attack in May because cyber-security recommendations were not followed, a government report has said. More than a third of trusts in England were disrupted by the WannaCry ransomware, according to the […]

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Wi-Fi Encryption Vulnerable

WPA2 isn’t Secure. By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect Recent research has uncovered several major vulnerabilities in the centre of WPA2 (Wi-Fi Protected Access II). The vulnerability allows crafty criminals to sit on your network and listen to internet communications (record passwords, gather information from messages, etc.). In the thirteen years that WPA2 has existed, […]

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[Video] Mobile users need to wake up and smell the coffee…

Watch Samsung Knox’s video on mobile security By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect With an estimate of 43,000,000 mobile phones being in circulation by 2018, UK mobile users need to wake up and smell the coffee when it comes to mobile security. Nick Dawson from Samsung says “The most dangerous [threats to security] are the […]

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Cyber threat ‘as serious as terrorism’ says GCHQ

And they’re not wrong. By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect With cyber attacks and breaches of data on the rise in the United Kingdom, GCHQ has stated that the cyber-security threat to the UK is ‘as serious as terrorism’. Jeremy Flemming, head of GCHQ has said that increased funding for the Government Communications Headquarters is […]

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Hackers cause £12,000 phone bill

This is why Pink Connect sets a £50.00 per day maximum spend for all customers! By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect An SME from Lancashire that usually pays around £140 per month for their phone bills was surprised when they saw that there was a bill for over £12,000 waiting to be paid up. A local […]

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15.2 Million UK Records BREACHED

Equifax reveals 15.2 million UK records exposed in data breach By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect An extremely worrying 15,200,000+ UK client records have been exposed in a cyber breach, leaving many British consumers in fear that their data may be used for illegal means, such as identity theft. The data breach also made the […]

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[Video] HP – The Wolf

HP’s advertisement shows us how easy it really is… By Tyrese Garvie | Pink Connect You’ve got anti-virus and a strong password – but is that enough? The answer is no. HP’s popular cyber-security video, featuring Christian Slater, highlights the fact that even a printer (that’s right, a printer) can be the epicentre to your […]

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MiFID II (Excerpt from The Inside Line)

MiFID ll will be in place 3rd January 2018, replacing MiFiD which was released in 2007. It focuses primarily on those in the financial market who capture information through communication technologies. The aim of this regulation is to identify any abuse in the financial market, focusing on information that needs to be recorded, including requests, […]

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