- UK Railway Network Suffered Four Cyber-Attacks in the Past Year. From Softpedia.
Unknown hackers have breached the UK railway network four times in the last twelve months, according to Darktrace, a British cyber-security firm, quoted by The Telegraph and Sky News. According to Darktrace, the attacks were only basic reconnaissance operations, intrusions to detect a network’s internal structure and to gather information for future attacks. The company also doesn’t exclude that these intrusions were only accidental. Previously to the UK, attacks on a country’s railway network were detected in the Ukraine this past winter, as part of the infamous BlacEnergy attacks that also targeted the country’s energy grid and airports.
Cybercrime Overtakes Traditional Crime in UK. From KrebsOnSecurity. In a notable sign of the times, cybercrime has now surpassed all other forms of crime in the United Kingdom, the nation’s National Crime Agency (NCA) warned in a new report. It remains unclear how closely the rest of the world tracks the U.K.’s experience, but the report reminds readers that the problem is likely far worse than the numbers suggest, noting that cybercrime is vastly under-reported by victims.
National Crime Agency warns of growing threat from cyber crime attacks. From The Drum. The UK’s National Crime Agency has warned that the threat from cyber crime is “growing fast” and becoming more “technically proficient and aggressive”.In an interview with the Times, the agency pointed to financial trojans masquerading as legitimate software and distributed denial of service attacks as the biggest cyber crime threats to UK businesses.