The latest in cyber threats, trends and advice
APPLE PACTHES iOS 12 AFTER ZERO DAY FOUND
Apple patches iOS 12 after hackers exploit WebKit Engine flaws.
The emergency patch addresses two bugs abused to launch remote code execution attacks. Click on 'Learn More' to read the released article. Also look at our fun posters here helping to remind your staff to keep their devices up to date with patches.
RANSOMWARE ATTACK WARNING FOR UK SCHOOLS
The NCSC is responding to further ransomware attacks on the education sector by cyber criminals. They have previously highlighted an increase in ransomware attacks on the UK education sector during August/September 2020 and now we are seeing further attacks this year. The NCSC have provided some guidance for your organisation on their website and we have written two articles to help you reduce the risk and effects of an attack.
SNAPCHAT SAFETY TIPS
We have seen a recent rise in Snapchat accounts being compromised to extract explicit images. These images are then being used for either Blackmail or financial gain. Nottingham Protect Officers Dean & Kirsty have pulled together some top tips to keep you and your social media accounts safe.
The NCSC are delighted to announce the launch of a new online game to help primary schools, clubs and other youth groups teach children about cyber security from an early age. CyberSprinters is a free interactive game, developed by National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)- a part of GCHQ, aimed at 7 to 11 years old.