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Victims of Blackbaud ransomware attack to take legal…

Students and staff at the University of Cumbria who were affected by the ransomware attack on Blackbaud are preparing to take legal action against the software provider. Blackbaud, which provides education administration, fundraising and financial…

Cambridgeshire crowned the UK’s cyber crime capital

Cambridgeshire has the unwanted distinction of being the UK’s fastest-growing hotspot for cyber crime, after the number of attacks in the county increased by 49% over a three-year period. Figures from the ONS (Office of…

Why has there been increase in cyber risks…

The coronavirus pandemic has arguably affected the education sector more than any other, with schools, colleges and universities around the globe having been forced to close their doors and deliver classes remotely. Most of the…

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Catches of the month: Phishing scams for September…

In our latest round-up of phishing scams, we look at a novel Instagram scam that targets victims through their direct messages, review the latest campaign that imitates Microsoft Office’s log-in page and discuss how even…

The cost of a data breach in 2020

Organisations spend $3.86 million (about £2.9 million) recovering from security incidents, according to Ponemon Institute’s Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020. That represents a slight decrease on 2019, which Ponemon’s researchers credit to organisations…