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Records of 106 Million Travelers to Thailand Exposed

on 24-Sep-2021 13:22:26 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Security
A gargantuan cache of data totalling over 200Gb has been exposed on the web, researchers from Comparitech report. Contained within the database were records of 106 million people who travelled into Thailand during the last decade. The database was first discovered on August 22nd 2021 at which point the operator of the database was immediately informed. This rapidly led to the Thai authorities being made aware of the issue.
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BYOD=Bring your own disaster?

on 20-Aug-2021 13:00:00 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Productivity BYOD
Workplaces today have changed. They extend beyond the working hours, beyond the office and crucially beyond the hardware which is wholly owned and operated by the company. Whether you are commuting to work or even on annual leave, chances are you or your employees take a break from the break to reply to those important emails that require ‘immediate action’.
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UK tie for 2nd in UN 2020 Global Cyber Security Index

on 30-Jun-2021 13:00:00 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Cyber Cybersecurity Security
The United Nations International Telecommunication Union (ITU) published its 2020 Global Cyber Security Index on Tuesday 29th June, listing USA in first place, closely followed by the UK and Saudi Arabia in a tie for second place.
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Western Digital My Book NAS Owners Data Remotely Wiped

on 25-Jun-2021 13:30:00 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Attack Cloud Cybersecurity Backup
Western Digital NAS owners have been advised to disconnect their devices from the internet after reports of many of the devices being remotely wiped. Western Digital My Book is a network-attached-storage device users can manage remotely via the WD My Live Book app even if the device is behind a firewall.
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Ransomware attack hits multinational meat supplier

on 02-Jun-2021 13:02:58 By | Adam Lewis | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Ransomware
The world's largest meat processing company is the latest high profile target of a sophisticated ransomware attack. The company, JBS, believe the attack originated from a Russian criminal group. The attack forced JBS to temporarily shut down operations in Australia, Canada and the US.
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Multi-Factor Authentication 101

on 11-May-2021 17:00:00 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Password Security
You have probably already come across the term multi-factor authentication. The concept is not new, but has caught on really quick of late. In this post, we will discuss what multi-factor authentication is and why you should be adopting it.
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Data Breaches are destroying our businesses

on 29-Jan-2020 14:30:24 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
Everyone should be aware of the fact that data breaches are serious. It’s not because these firms did not have an appropriate protection system in place that they went under, it’s because they were not prepared to deal with it to begin with.
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Wordpress Sites Hacked to Propagate Scam Campaign

on 29-Jan-2020 14:28:15 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
The hacking campaign makes use of previously known vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins. Some of the vulnerable plugins exploited include the ‘CP Contact Form with PayPal’ and the ‘Simple Fields’. More than 2000 WordPress sites have been hacked by cybercriminals for a scam campaign that redirects visitors to several scam sites.
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Ransomware Operators turn evil for late and non-paying victims

on 29-Jan-2020 14:27:09 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
A group of ransomware actors have threatened to publish data stolen from a German automotive supplier. Another group announced that they are going to release 9.5GB of data of a healthcare firm.   Source: https://cyware.com/news/ransomware-operators-turn-evil-for-late-reposnders-and-non-paying-victims-de65c7c1
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Ransomware: Don't let your business be defrauded too

on 13-Jan-2020 16:31:58 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
The cyber threat is very real; a breach in cyber security resulting in the theft, loss or corruption of data, occurs every second in businesses and homes around the globe. 
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