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Tag: UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC)

  • Tuesday, April 23rd 2019 - 08:21 UTC

    Millions using popular easy to guess passwords such as 1234 or 1111

    Top of the list was 123456, appearing in some 23 million passwords. The second-most popular string was 123456789, and also “password” and 1111111.

    Millions of people are using easy-to-guess passwords on sensitive accounts, suggests a study. The analysis by the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) found 123456 was the most widely-used password on breached accounts.

  • Wednesday, April 18th 2018 - 08:58 UTC

    UK and US alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia

    Officials said the move had been planned for “some time” and was not directly related to the US-led missiles strikes over the weekend on Russia’s ally Syria.

    Britain and the US have issued a formal alert about “malicious cyber activity” by Russia amid warnings that relations with Moscow have hit an all-time low. The UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) combined with the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security to issue an unprecedented joint “technical alert” setting out the threat across the public and private sectors.