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UK-based recruitment agency Morgan Hunt confirms data breach

Morgan Hunt, a recruitment agency in the UK, confirms suffering from a cyberattack that compromised their databases that contains clients’ personal information. In a statement, the agency said that an unauthorised entity had accessed one of its databases that could have copied them, which poses risks to the affected individuals. The UK-based recruitment agency provides...
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Crypto Scam Hacked Twitter YouTube Social Media Accounts UK Military Personnels Fraud Prevention

A crypto scam hacked the Twitter and YouTube accounts of UK militaries

A crypto scam campaign has managed to hack the Twitter and YouTube accounts owned by the members of the UK Army. Based on reports, the threat actors hacked the social media accounts to disseminate bogus crypto giveaway promos and phoney non-fungible tokens (NFTs). The hack was first noticed after a verified account of one of...
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State-Sponsored Evilnum Threat Group Eeemerged Malware Phishing UK

State-sponsored Evilnum threat group reemerged with better capabilities

The sophisticated advanced persistent threat (APT) group, Evilnum, has made its presence known again after gaining upgraded abilities. According to cybersecurity researchers, the threat group had better tricks, techniques, and procedures (TTPs), unlike its previous form back in 2018. The group now sports a more potent and upgraded arsenal for their campaign. The APT group...
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Australia Trading Firm ACY Securities Forex Broker Exposed Database User Data

Australian security trading firm, ACY Securities, had exposed users’ data

A Sydney-based trading company, ACY Securities, has accidentally exposed their users and businesses’ financial and personal data online for public usage. However, the company did not mind the issue and stated that the exposed dataset was a minor problem. The current database exposure owned by the ACY Securities is due to a misconfigured database. The...
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Research Analysts Cyberattacks UK Banking Finance Malware Russia Threat Group

Analysts warned about cyberattacks targeting the UK’s financial sector

The UK’s financial sector is facing a new threat due to the ongoing geopolitical war between Ukraine and Russia that sparked the interest of threat actors to perform cybercrime. Ukraine has been backed by the UK during the earliest period of Russia’s invasion, thus making them another target for cybercriminals. For the financial sector, advanced...
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NCSC CEO Impersonation Threat Actors Phishing Scam Fraud Prevention Lindy Cameron

NCSC CEO gets impersonated by threat actors in phishing scams

The removal of unprecedented scams has been continuous to ensure the security of internet users from all forms of cybercrime. The NCSC’s (National Cyber Security Centre) report revealed that over 2.7 million scams, malicious domains, and phishing operations had been disrupted for 2021, which is four times greater than in 2020. NCSC disrupted a record...
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UK Retailer The Works Hackers Cyberattack

A popular UK retailer, The Works, got struck by hackers

One of the United Kingdom’s biggest high street retailers named The Works has temporarily shut down some of its branch stores after a cybersecurity incident had occurred in their systems. A group of hackers obtained unauthorised access to the retailer’s system based on reports. According to an announcement released by the affected retail firm, the...
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FBI Business Email Compromise BEC Online Fraud Scam 2021 Cryptocurrency Ransomware

The FBI revealed BEC as the largest source of fraud for 2021

Studies show that for 2021, BEC or business email compromise attack is the vector mainly utilized by threat actors to induce financial losses among firms worldwide, with a total of $2.4 billion. From the analysis conducted by the FBI, it was revealed that over $6.9 billion was lost from Americans in 2021 through various cyber-crimes...
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Wightlink Ferry United Kingdom Europe Cyberattack Hacked Cybercrime

Wightlink ferry company suffered a highly sophisticated cyber attack

A United Kingdom-based ferry company called Wightlink has been struck by a highly sophisticated cyberattack conducted by an unidentified threat actor. Researchers said that the cyberattack may have affected the personal data of a few customers and staff connected to Wightlink. The ferry operator released a statement saying that the cyberattack occurred in February. Wightlink...
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Monzo UK Bank Finance Phishing Attacks United Kingdom Banking Platform

Monzo, one of the UK’s biggest banks got targeted by phishing attacks

An ongoing phishing attack has targeted one of the biggest digital banking platforms in the UK, Monzo, wherein a compromised website network facilitated the phishing campaign on the targeted banking platform. Based on reports, the phishing campaign tried to steal the accounts of the bank’s platform users by initiating an SMS that impersonates a Monzo-generated...
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