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U.K. Research and Innovation Agency Suffers Ransomware Attack

The U.K. Research and Innovation (UKRI) center confirmed that it suffered a ransomware attack that encrypted sensitive data and affected two of its services...

Most U.K. Firms Suffer Basic Cybersecurity Skills Shortage: Research

A recent research into the U.K. cybersecurity labor market by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) found an increase in the...

Accenture Acquires Context Information Security to Accelerate Growth

Accenture acquired a U.K.-based cyber defense consultancy firm Context Information Security. Accenture said, the new acquisition will accelerate the growth of its cybersecurity platform...

Thoma Bravo Acquires Sophos for US$3.9 Billion

Cybersecurity firm Sophos is acquired by Thoma Bravo LLC, a private equity investment firm, in an all-cash deal of US$3.9 billion. Under the terms...

U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority Admits to Accidental Data Breach

The U.K.’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) apologized after it accidentally exposed the confidential details of around 1,600 consumers who complained against it, in response...

Cyberattacks Concern Small and Medium-Sized Businesses in the U.K.

The small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in the U.K. revealed that potential cyberattacks and malware infections trigger severe concern than staffing or cash flow...

Over 10 Million Malicious Emails Blocked by British Council in 2019

British Council, the U.K.’s global organization specializing in international cultural and educational opportunities, was hit by over 10 million malicious email attacks in 2019....

U.K.’s Cybersecurity Industry Worth £8.3 Billion: Report

According to the U.K.’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS), the number of active cybersecurity firms in the country increased by 44...

Betting Companies Access Education Data of 28 Million Children in U.K.

The U.K. government is facing criticism for allowing betting firms to access the Department for Education (DfE) database, called the Learning Record Service, which...