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cybercrime

Ransomware, payouts and your business

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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 […]

Education

Education, Education, Education

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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 […]

News

Cyber criminals create an ‘invisible’ internet

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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, […]

Malware

Global Virus Fear

Global virus imminent?

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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: […]

Turla move to Powershell Usage

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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 […]

Vulnerabilities

EternalBlue Exploit

Millions of PCs still being affected by EternalBlue exploit

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]Remember this? Wannacrypt – 13th May 2017 – Ransomware attack speeds across the world… NHS cyber attack – Doctor’s surgeries and Hospitals it by ransomware Infected by […]

Social Media

Special Forces - Fate against terror and hate

YouTube ramp up their fight against hate

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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 […]

Kids Online

Roblox - City Fireworks

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

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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 […]

Data Breach

Data Breach

First American leaks 900 million records

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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 […]

Scams

Money

Blackmail Scam – I have recorded you watching porn…

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]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 […]

Small Business

Mobile Security

Malware sidesteps Android 2-step authentication

[ivory-search id=”1036″ title=”Default Search Form”]Google changed the rules on what android app developers were allowed use SMS and call logging permissions for, in March of 2019. This meant that rogue […]

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