The U.K. government accused Russia's domestic intelligence agency of running a yearslong campaign to interfere in British politics. U.S. federal prosecutors unsealed a criminal indictment against two FSB agents, accursing them of phishing campaigns against national security government employees.
British Conservative lawmakers are pushing ahead with legislation modifying the U.K. codification of European privacy law despite objections from privacy advocates and concerns about the legislation's impact on European trade. Government backers say the bill will bolster the domestic AI industry.
Britain's privacy watchdog on Friday said it will continue fighting to impose a fine on Clearview AI for allegedly violating the privacy rights of Britons after a tribunal sided with the facial recognition company by vacating a 7.5 million-pound penalty.
The risk of critical infrastructure hacking in the United Kingdom likely grew in the last year, says the national cybersecurity agency, citing a slew of high-profile ransomware attacks. Russia's invasion of Ukraine is a main driver of growing risk in cyberspace, the agency says.
The U.K. communication regulator laid down plans to implement a controversial regulation intended to prevent online child sexual abuse material after it officially became law. The Online Safety Bill received royal assent on Thursday after it was cleared by the parliament in September.
The U.K. Parliament is calling on experts to provide information on improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity amid mounting concerns that internet-connected systems underpinning functions such as power delivery and healthcare are vulnerable to hackers.
The British government's ambitions to turn the United Kingdom into a global leader in artificial intelligence are "unrealistic," warn researchers from the University of Cambridge. Experts say legal hurdles and lack of economic incentive pose major challenges.
Information Security Media Group recently concluded its Cybersecurity Summit: London, which brought together industry leaders for a day of informative sessions covering a diverse range of critical cybersecurity topics, including CISOs' vulnerability to liability, ransomware threats and burnout.
The British government on Thursday signed onto a European deal easing trans-Atlantic commercial data flows with the United States, telling Parliament that the United Kingdom will accede to a Brussels-led agreement that allows American firms such as Facebook and Google to store Europeans' data.
A day after the British Parliament approved a bill intended to eradicate child abuse content, cabinet officials called on social media giant Meta to halt a rollout of end-to-end encryption. Meta hasn't provided assurances that it will safeguard users, charged Home Secretary Suella Braverman.
Hackers stole the personal details of thousands of police officers and staff in a ransomware attack that swept up one of the United Kingdom's largest law enforcement agencies. The Greater Manchester Police on Thursday described the attack as targeting a third-party supplier of various organizations.
The U.K. government may have sidestepped a fight with American tech companies by appearing to soften a legislative mandate for chat apps to actively scan for terrorist and child sexual abuse content. The House of Lords is set this week to return the Online Safety Bill to the House of Commons.
U.S. tech companies are stepping up warnings to British lawmakers over a government proposal they say will fatally weaken security and privacy protections for users. The House of Lords is set to return the bill to the House of Commons after a third reading scheduled to begin Wednesday.
A targeted cyberattack against Britain's national healthcare system could lead to "second-order impacts" such as delays and cancellations, the U.K. government warns. The probably of such an attack occurring during the next two years could be as high as 1 in 4.
CISO Ian Thornton-Trump said he is opportunistic about using chatbots but warns that the technology needs oversight and testing to ensure "the responses that it's giving are accurate and the information it's able to access is also pertinent to the questions that are commonly asked."