Friday, 04 May 2018
DHSC Announces GBP150m Cyber Security Plan in the Wake of NHS Hack
The Government has promised to spend GBP150m on cyber security for the NHS over the next three years.
This announcement follows last year's WannaCry cyber-attack which saw nearly 600 GP practices locked out of their systems and at least 80 NHS trusts affected.
ARM Chip Safeguards IoT Physical Security
Connected devices are often associated with network-based attacks that exploit poor security, such as the Mirai botnet, but Williamson said the new physical protections are aimed at making it more difficult and expensive to hack into chips in cases where the attacker has direct access or is in physical proximity.
Link: Silicon UK
Coinsecure Cryptocurrency Exchange Heist Victims to Wait Indefinitely for Refunds
Over $3.6 million worth of the world's leading digital currency was stolen from the firm's crypto wallet, due to alleged negligence on the part of the exchange's ... Since the days of Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange hack, it has been a norm for clients of attacked cryptocurrency trading platforms to get at some form of reimbursement from the attacked exchanges.
Three Hours After Re-Launch, BitGrail Shuts Down Again
Embattled digital currency exchange BitGrail has reportedly suspended operations a mere three hours after re-launching, a move that could signal the death knell for the controversial trading platform.
CryptoUK Pressures MPs to Regulate the UK's Digital Currency Industry
In today's correspondence with MPs, the group suggested that they should favour regulation that targets exchanges and other such service providers, rather than the digital currencies themselves.
Reasons Why Digital Currency Has Not Gone Mainstream
In its annual global report on the state of the financial sector, IMF noted that virtual coins represent a maximum of 3 percent of the total market share. Bitcoin, one of the virtual currencies, has been around for 10 years with other digital currencies sprouting over the years but still, the cryptocurrencies have not gone mainstream.
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