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cybercrime

Ransomware, payouts and your business

Five ransomware attacks in fifteen days: $1.1 Million combined ransom paid by two Florida cities to cyber criminals: Five Ransomware hit the news in 15 days. First to fall victim was Riviera beach, a small city in Florida on 29th May 2019: Email is still the most common way for […]

Education

Education, Education, Education

Is cyber security education worth it? Anybody who knows me, will know I am an enthusiastic supporter of education in cyber security – not only within a business, but at […]

News

Cyber criminals create an ‘invisible’ internet

Cyber-thieves are creating an “invisible internet” to stop police spying on cyber-crime deals being done on the dark net, research suggests. Instead of trading on marketplaces, criminals have turned to […]

Malware

Global Virus Fear

Global virus imminent?

In May of this year (2019), the BBC posted a story entitled ‘Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows’: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-48295227 .  The story opens with: ‘Fears of a massive […]

Turla move to Powershell Usage

Turla, a notorious and infamous espionage group, also known as snake; a group known for developing and distributing complex malware, have recently started using *Powershell scripts in a way that […]

Vulnerabilities

EternalBlue Exploit

Social Media

Special Forces - Fate against terror and hate

YouTube ramp up their fight against hate

YouTube have taken steps to intesify their fight against hate. In recent years, they have been investing in products, policies and resources they need to protect the millions (or is […]

Kids Online

Roblox - City Fireworks

Roblox – I thought he was playing an innocent game – BBC Technology news

Roblox is a multiplayer platform where players can create their own games and join in with others. The Online multiplayer game Roblox, which has 90 million users worldwide, is marketed at children – but there are fears it also being used to groom them. One mother explains how this happened to her young son. “They […]

Data Breach

Data Breach

First American leaks 900 million records

First American is the largest insurance company in the United States specialising in real estate. As well as the ‘largest in the USA’ title, they can now add ‘second largest data breach in history’ to their list of accolades; second only to the Yahoo hack of 2013 that exposed 3 billion accounts. It appears this […]

Scams

Money

Blackmail Scam – I have recorded you watching porn…

Blackmail is a common tactic used by scammers. I received the email below a few days ago. What is interesting, is that the scam listed a password I have used in the past, probably for some unimportant site that required sign-up before it would let you view anything useful. But, it’s not the password I […]

Small Business

Mobile Security