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British Library's candid ransomware comms driven by 'emotional intelligence'
2024-05-20 09:32

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Stifling Beijing in cyberspace is now British intelligence’s number-one mission
2024-05-16 14:45

That's not to say Russia is in the background - far from it - but more of a focus is being placed on China and the "Epoch-defining challenge" it presents. It's a major U-turn on the agency's attitudes toward cybersecurity from as recently as 2021, when former NCSC CEO Lindy Cameron said ransomware was the foremost threat to the UK. The people of China have contributed so much to the UK, AKB acknowledged, alongside its signing of the declaration on AI at Bletchley Park in November, but make no mistake: "China poses a genuine and increasing cyber risk to the UK.".

British Columbia investigating cyberattacks on government networks
2024-05-09 16:34

The Government of British Columbia is investigating multiple "Cybersecurity incidents" that have impacted the Canadian province's government networks. "Recently, the Government of B.C. has identified sophisticated cybersecurity incidents involving government networks," Eby said.

Lessons from a Ransomware Attack against the British Library
2024-03-29 11:03

You might think that libraries are kind of boring, but this self-analysis of a 2023 ransomware and extortion attack against the British Library is anything but. Carl Engelbrecht March 29, 2024 7:53 AM. Why do technologists who know better continue to propagate the erroneous statement "Ransomware attacks".

Time to examine the anatomy of the British Library ransomware nightmare
2024-03-25 09:30

Opinion Quiz time: name one thing you know about the Library of Alexandria. The Rhysida ransomware attack on the British Library last October didn't have the visceral physical aspect that creates a folk memory, but it should for anyone who makes enterprise IT. Five months on, not only are significant systems not restored, they've gone forever.

British Library pushes the cloud button, says legacy IT estate cause of hefty rebuild
2024-03-11 13:30

The British Library says legacy IT is the overwhelming factor delaying efforts to recover from the Rhysida ransomware attack in late 2023. Rhysida broke into the British Library in October last year, making off with 600GB worth of data and, crucially, destroying many of its servers which are now in the process of being replaced.

British Library: Finances remain healthy as ransomware recovery continues
2024-01-08 13:15

The British Library is denying reports suggesting the recovery costs for its 2023 ransomware attack may reach highs of nearly $9 million as work to restore services remains ongoing. Citing inaccuracies in wider reports, a British Library spokesperson told The Register: "The final costs of recovering from the recent cyber attack are still not confirmed. The British Library and its government sponsor, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, remain in close and regular contact. The Library always maintains its own financial reserve to help address unexpected issues and no bids for additional funding have been made at this stage."

British LAPSUS$ Teen Members Sentenced for High-Profile Attacks
2023-12-24 05:48

Two British teens part of the LAPSUS$ cyber crime and extortion gang have been sentenced for their roles in orchestrating a string of high-profile attacks against a number of companies. Arion...

British Library begins contacting customers as Rhysida leaks data dump
2023-11-29 12:30

The Rhysida ransomware group has published most of the data it claimed to have stolen from the British Library a month after the attack was disclosed. The Register has not examined any of the data posted online, but a cursory perusal of the file trees leaked to Rhysida's website appears to show data related to various British Library departments, functions, and stakeholders.

Ransomware-hit British Library: Too open for business, or not open enough?
2023-11-27 09:30

Isaac Newton sculpture outside the British library Pic: Sampajano Anizza/Shutterstock. What makes the British Library an intriguing victim is the sort of work it does.