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U.S., U.K., and Global Partners Release Secure AI System Development Guidelines
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U.S., U.K., and Global Partners Release Secure AI System Development Guidelines

The United Kingdom and the United States, together with international partners from 16 other countries, have issued new guidelines for the development of secure artificial intelligence (AI) systems. "The approach prioritizes ownership of security outcomes for customers, embraces radical transparency and accountability, and establishes organizational structures where secure design is a top priority," according to the United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) added that the goal is to increase AI cyber security levels and help ensure that the technology is designed, developed read more U.S. U.K. and Global Partners Release Secure AI System Development Guidelines. Get up to date on the latest cybersecurity news a...
Vietnamese Hackers Target U.K., U.S., and India with DarkGate Malware
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Vietnamese Hackers Target U.K., U.S., and India with DarkGate Malware

Attacks using the commodity malware DarkGate that target organizations in the U.S., India, and the U.K. have been connected to Vietnamese criminals who are known to use the infamous Ducktail stealer. WithSecure stated in a report released today that "the overlap of tools and campaigns is very likely due to the effects of a cybercrime marketplace." "Threat actors are able to acquire and use multiple different tools for the same purpose, and all they have to do is come up with targets, campaigns, and lures." The development coincides with an increase in malware campaigns that use DarkGate in recent months, mostly due to its creator's choice to sell it to other threat actors for malware-as-a-service (MaaS) after utilizing it for personal use since 2018 read more Vietnamese Hackers Targ...
Apple Threatens to Pull iMessage and FaceTime from U.K. Amid Surveillance Demands
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Apple Threatens to Pull iMessage and FaceTime from U.K. Amid Surveillance Demands

In reaction to new measures that would increase the amount of digital surveillance that state intelligence agencies are allowed to conduct, Apple has issued a warning that it would prefer to discontinue providing iMessage and FaceTime services in the U.K. than give in to pressure from the government. The iPhone manufacturer is the most recent to join the chorus of those protesting against upcoming legislative revisions to the Investigatory Powers Act (IPA) 2016 that will effectively render encryption protections worthless, according to the development, which was first reported by BBC News. The Online Safety Bill specifically mandates that businesses implement technologies to check encrypted messaging apps and other services for information related to terrorism and child sex exploita...
Online scams reported every five seconds in the UK
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Online scams reported every five seconds in the UK

Millions of cyberattacks have been averted in the UK thanks to the "whole-of-society" strategy, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) of that nation. In 2022, a record-breaking 7.1 million suspicious emails and websites were reported to the authorities, according to researchers in the NCSC's Active Cyber Defence (ACD) program's sixth annual report. The report claims that businesses and individuals in the UK detected one suspicious email or URL every five seconds, or the equivalent of over 20,000 each day. According to the report, this directly assisted in the internet's elimination of thousands of dangerous links read more Online scams reported every five seconds in UK. Stay one step ahead of cyber threats with ReconBee.com. Explore our comprehensive coverage of ...
UK Citizens Wary of NHS AI Use Citing Privacy Concerns
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UK Citizens Wary of NHS AI Use Citing Privacy Concerns

According to VMware study, more than half (56%) of UK residents do not trust the NHS to employ AI to analyse patient data due to security and privacy concerns. Furthermore, 25% of the more than 2000 participants in the VMware survey claimed they were totally opposed to the NHS employing AI to process patient data. Following the November 2022 release of OpenAI's ChatGPT tool, the rising use of AI became widely known, raising several data privacy issues. These include how AI is used to produce inferential data. Additionally, data protection specialists have raised concerns about the data needed to build and train sophisticated language models like ChatGPT read more UK Citizens Wary of NHS AI Use Citing Privacy Concerns. Stay one step ahead of cyber threats with ReconBee.com. Exp...
UK’s top universities agree on AI Principles in Education
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UK’s top universities agree on AI Principles in Education

An organization of top institutions in the UK called the Russell Group has agreed on a new set of guidelines to make sure that faculty and staff are "AI literate." All 24 of the Russell Group's research-intensive universities, including renowned universities like Cambridge and Oxford, supported the new approach. It was created in collaboration with AI and educational specialists and signed by the vice-chancellors of the universities. It will aid in "capitalizing on the opportunities [that] technological breakthroughs provide for teaching and learning," according to the Declaration of Principles. In order to assist the "ethical and responsible" use of generative AI like ChatGPT read more UK’s top universities agree on AI Principles in Education. Stay one step ahead of cyber threat...
Anatsa Banking Trojan Targeting Users in US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland
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Anatsa Banking Trojan Targeting Users in US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

Since the beginning of March 2023, a new Android malware campaign has been seen pushing the Anatsa banking trojan to target banks customers in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. According to an analysis by ThreatFabric released on Monday, "the actors behind Anatsa aim to steal credentials used to authorise customers in mobile banking applications and perform Device-Takeover Fraud (DTO) to initiate fraudulent transactions." According to the Dutch cybersecurity firm, over 30,000 installations have been made of Anatsa-infected Google Play Store dropper apps to date, proving that the official app storefront is now a successful means of spreading the malware read more Anatsa Banking Trojan Targeting Users in US, UK, Germany, Austria, and Switzerland. ...
Over Half of UK Banks Are Exposing Customers to Email Fraud
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Over Half of UK Banks Are Exposing Customers to Email Fraud

Security experts have cautioned that, due to the inconsistent adoption of DMARC, the majority of the UK's top lenders are failing to shield their clients from email fraud. By verifying the sender's identity before a message is delivered, the Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) protocol aids in the prevention of email-based fraud and impersonation efforts. There are three stages, though: reject, quarantine, and monitor. Only selecting "reject" will guarantee that the user doesn't view any questionable messages. While "monitor" lets them go directly to the inbox, "quarantine" sends them to the spam folder read more Over Half of UK Banks Are Exposing Customers to Email Fraud. Stay one step ahead of cyber threats with ReconBee.com. Explore our compr...
Millions of UK University Credentials Found on Dark Web
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Millions of UK University Credentials Found on Dark Web

Security experts have found 2.2 million compromised credentials related to the top 100 institutions in the UK that are accessible on the dark web, putting the safety of employees, students, and their personal information at danger. The credentials were discovered by Crossword Cybersecurity's Trillion risk monitoring programme, which claimed that more than half (54%) of them belonged to prestigious Russel Group universities. According to the most recent statistics, 680,000 international students and an additional 234,000 staff members made up roughly 2.2 million students enrolled in UK higher education institutions read more Millions of UK University Credentials Found on Dark Web. Stay one step ahead of cyber threats with ReconBee.com. Explore our comprehensive coverage of recent ...
Ransom payments double UK worried about unreported attacks
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Ransom payments double UK worried about unreported attacks

After being the target of a cyberattack, have you made the decision to pay a ransom? UK watchdogs advise against ever taking a pinky promise from criminals. In a joint statement, the UK National Cybersecurity Centre (NCSC) and the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) expressed concern over unreported ransomware incidents. We are becoming more worried about what goes on during assaults that we don't hear about, especially ransomware attacks. Organizations have been known to conceal attacks in the hopes that they will disappear and go unnoticed by the public read more Ransom payments double UK worried about unreported attacks.