Cyber criminal forum targets only Russia

Cyber criminal forum targets only Russia

Researchers at Digital Shadows’ Photon Research Team have this week published information on an underground Russian language cyber criminal forum that stands out from the crowd for a new, but not altogether surprising, reason – it explicitly targets only victims in Russia and Belarus. 

Microsoft doles out $13.7m in bug bounties

Microsoft doles out $13.7m in bug bounties

Microsoft has paid out a total of $13.7m (£11.3m, €13.3m) in bug bounties over the past 12 months, with 330 researchers from 46 countries acknowledged for their assistance in discovering and reporting a total of 1,091 valid vulnerabilities in Redmond’s products across 17 different 

Met Police ramps up facial recognition despite ongoing concerns

Met Police ramps up facial recognition despite ongoing concerns

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is ramping up its deployments of live facial recognition (LFR), despite ongoing concerns about the proportionality and necessity of the technology, as well as its impact on vulnerable or marginalised communities.    Over the course of 2022, the MPS 

Department of Health investigates bias in medical devices and algorithms

Department of Health investigates bias in medical devices and algorithms

The government has put out a call for evidence, looking for views and advice on how to tackle discrimination in medical devices and technology, as part of an independent review on medical tech. The call for evidence, which is open until 6 October 2022, 

Crown Commercial Service opens door to Salesforce

Crown Commercial Service opens door to Salesforce

The government’s Crown Commercial Service has agreed a one-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Salesforce to make it easier and more cost-efficient, it says, for the public sector to use the supplier’s products and services. As well as Salesforce’s homegrown sales and marketing software 

Cisco averts cyber disaster after successful phishing attack

Cisco averts cyber disaster after successful phishing attack

Cisco has revealed that it has fought off a potentially damaging cyber incident that unfolded after a threat actor conducted a phishing attack on one of its employees by abusing their personal Google account to access its network. The network hardware supplier said the 

Researcher finds 10 vulnerabilities in Cisco firewalls

Researcher finds 10 vulnerabilities in Cisco firewalls

Threat researchers at Rapid7 have disclosed 10 separate security issues in Cisco firewall products that could leave hundreds of thousands of organisations all over the world exposed to potentially serious supply chain cyber attacks and warned that not all of them have been properly 

Online Safety Bill ‘not fit for purpose’, say tech experts

Online Safety Bill ‘not fit for purpose’, say tech experts

Vast majority of UK tech professionals believe the government’s forthcoming Online Safety Bill (OSB) is not fit for purpose, with just 19% feeling the measures would actually make the internet safer, a survey by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has found. The OSB 

NHS may take a month to recover from supply chain attack

NHS may take a month to recover from supply chain attack

NHS customers using Advanced Software’s Adastra clinical patient management platform – including the frontline 111 service – have been warned that they could face a month-long wait to fully recover their normal operations, as the supplier battles with the impact of a now-confirmed financially 

Sellafield Ltd inks network services contract with BT

Sellafield Ltd inks network services contract with BT

Looking to expand the capability and scale of operations of the UK’s largest nuclear facility in the northwest of England, Sellafield Ltd has signed BT to provide network services covering the running and maintenance of the company’s entire network services, as well as upgrades