Follow on to the NHS WannaCry Ransomware infection in 2017 the Report

Share This: Findings from the Comptroller and Auditor General from the NHS wannaCry Ransomware infection in 2017 Some interesting points “On Friday 12 May 2017 a global ransomware attack, known as WannaCry, affected more than 200,000 computers in at least 100 countries. In the UK, the attack particularly affected the NHS, although it was not […]

WannaCry Ransomware

Share This: WannaCry ransomware — also known as WCry, Wana Decrypt0r, WannaCrypt, and WanaCrypt0r! With the ongoing attack which started last week and after receiving several calls and mails over the weekend for some advice on how best to protect against ransomware, I thought I would put together some advice. Backup With any form of […]

2016 Cyber Threat Report

Share This: 2016 Cyber Threat Summary ENISA has just released their 2016 Threat Landscape report illustrating the top cyber threats encountered in 2016. This report can be found at The report identifies the main threats with Malware again topping the list of threats Malware has been top of all cyber threat reports for several years, […]


The flood of Vulnerable Internet Connected devices allows massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS Provider

Share This: The flood of Vulnerable Internet Connected devices allows massive DDoS attacks on Dyn DNS Provider!   What does IoT really mean? IoT stands for Internet of Things, over the last decade, the amount and methods with which we connect to internet services have changed, broadband has become more widely available this, together with […]

Ransomware Part 3, Threats and Culture

Share This: In part three of the series of articles about Ransomware, we examine the threat of ransomware looking at some of the industries and look at some reasons why some areas are affected more than others. We also review culture and see if this has any effect on ransomware mitigation In previous articles we […]

Ransomware – Part 2: from Knights to the International Aids conference and beyond

Share This: In the last article available here we looked at what ransomware is, this current article takes a brief look at the history of ransomware from its earliest forms to 1989 to some current attacks. The next article will look at variants of ransomware and then shouls we pay or not and methods to mitigate […]

Ransomware and RaaS

Ransomware – Part 1, What is Ransomware

Share This: This is part 1 of a multipart series! In this article we will look at what Ransomware is, where it originated and the increasing risks accordingly, this article will be followed up with subsequent articles looking at different forms of ransomware and targeted devices, how ransomware work and methods to minimise the risk […]

DDoS - Ireland Attacked

A number of DDoS attacks hit Ireland

Share This:   A number of DDoS attacks hit Ireland It is becoming more and more common to hear of DDoS attacks, but over the last week a number of Irish Government and popular sites have been hit were offline for several hours because of same. Among those affected where Government sites from the Central Statistics […]

Apple itunes and app store hit by zero Day bug

Share This: Apple itunes and app store hit by zero Day bug A Zero day bug has been found which allows attackers to hijack users whilst purchasing, this is reportedly allowing the hijackers to then purchase, download any app or movie they wish. The filter bypass flaw in Apple’s online invoicing system was found by […]