The UK has followed the US in enacting a TikTok ban that applies to government devices, citing national security concerns. The ban is part of a broader review of potential social media app threats.
Retailer WH Smith suffered a cyber attack that leaked employee data, including names, dates of birth, and National Insurance Numbers. The incident leaked the data of current and former employees, but customer data was unaffected.
A cyber attack has compromised UK fashion retailer JD Sports with 10 million records of customer data stolen from online purchases made between November 2018 and October 2020.
A ransomware attack on KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell parent company Yum! Brands shut down 300 restaurants in the United Kingdom and leaked the company's corporate data.
Royal Mail Group warned of disruptions in international export services and stopped accepting parcels for international delivery after a LockBit “cyber incident” caused severe disruption to export services.
UK MSPs will be brought under the same cybersecurity laws that govern essential services, such as critical infrastructure and health care. The move stems in large part from an increasing focus on MSPs by the most advanced nation-state security actors.
UK has launched a vulnerability scanning program that will monitor all of the country's internet devices for potential unpatched issues, in a bid to both bolster national security and help individual organizations protect themselves.
The cyber attack stemmed from a phishing email and impacted some 113,000 people. The government supplier was also faulted for not following up on an antivirus alert as well as having outdated systems and inadequate staff training in place.
NHS 111 System Experiencing Disruption Due to Cyber Attack, System Outage May Impact Services for Several Days
The cyber attack impacted a "small number of servers" but nevertheless caused issues with NHS 111 scheduling, and the system outages may not be fully resolved for at least several days.
Details of UK’s data protection reform plans are solidifying with the release of the first public version of the Data Protection and Digital Information Bill (DPDIB), which is accompanied with a set of new proposals for AI regulation.