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Recent high profile data breaches have leaked email addresses and passwords.

There has been a recent increase in cyber attacks targeting councils across the UK.

Online scammers are constantly evolving their attack methods to try and catch potential victims out. Two tactics that are being increasingly reported are the use of Cyrillic letters, and malicious QR codes.

The Financial Services sector in Wales is currently the best in the UK outside of London for output growth. As the sector grows in Wales, so does the cyber security risk. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has revealed evidence of a dramatic and ongoing surge in the number of DDoS attacks against the financial sector in the last year.

The Regional Cyber Crime Unit (RCCU) for Southern Wales has seen an increase in the number of ransomware attacks affecting educational institutions in our region. Schools, colleges and universities are strongly advised to check their cyber security and resilience policies as a result.