This Week in Cyber: May 23rd – May 27th

The big news in the cybersecurity world this week was an exclusive report from Reuters, stating that a new website that published leaked emails from several leading proponents of Britain’s exit from the European Union is tied to Russian hackers, according to a Google cybersecurity official and the former head of UK foreign intelligence.

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Article type: Blog
author Lara

The website – titled “Very English Coop d’Etat” – says it has published private emails from former British spymaster Richard Dearlove, leading Brexit campaigner Gisela Stuart, pro-Brexit historian Robert Toombs, and other supporters of Britain’s divorce from the EU, which was finalized in January 2020.

The site contends that they are part of a group of hardline pro-Brexit figures secretly calling the shots in the United Kingdom.

Reuters could not immediately verify the authenticity of the emails, but two victims of the leak on Wednesday confirmed that they had been targeted by hackers and blamed the Russian government.

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In the News

The UK government-backed Digital Security by Design (DSbD) initiative aims to secure underlying computer hardware, preventing most vulnerabilities from ever occurring. James Coker from Infosecurity Magazine spoke to John Goodacre, DSbD challenge director and Professor of Computer Architectures at The University of Manchester, Andrew Elliot, deputy director, cyber security innovation and skills at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) and Richard Grisenthwaite, SVP chief architect and fellow at Arm, to investigate how this ambitious plan works and whether it can have the desired impact. You can read the full feature here.


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