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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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Watch out for Online Identity Theft

on 13-Jan-2020 09:54:38 By | Andrew Allen | 1 Comment | Cybersecurity Technology
In this day and age, most of us spend our time online. Whether it’s on social media, online shopping or informative pages – you’ll find it hard to disagree with us that crucial information related to ourselves dwells in the online world.
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Hackers strike again with a new Ransomware plot.

on 30-Dec-2019 10:06:28 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
Ransomware gangs have signalled to publish the data stolen from victims who refuse to pay the ransom. Cybercriminals behind the Maze ransomware have erected a website on the public internet that identifies recent victim companies that opted not to pay a ransom. Ransomware gangs have now upped the ante of their attacks to cause massive losses for victim organisations. They have signalled to publish the data stolen from victims who refuse to pay the ransom.
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Cybersecurity in 2019: Expectation Vs Reality

on 30-Dec-2019 10:05:37 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
In 2019, 32 percent of breaches and 78 percent of cyber-espionage incidents were carried out through phishing attacks. Automation gained grounds in security operations across many organisations this year. To make growth in the right direction, it’s important to learn from history and carve the future strategies accordingly. The year 2019 saw cybersecurity technology advancing and evolving new tools and techniques to meet the challenges posed by the latest cyber threats. In fact, many also predicted last year about how the attack tactics of adversaries would grow, what technologies would play a critical role in shaping the future of cybersecurity, and more.
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The Most Common Passwords Found From Breaches in 2019

on 30-Dec-2019 10:05:02 By | Andrew Allen | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Technology
Researchers analysed data leaked in various data breaches to bring this study forward. Passwords ‘12345,’ ‘123456,’ and ‘123456789’ were the most common passwords, followed by ‘test1’ and, of course the password ‘password’. A bunch of independent anonymous researchers composed a list of 200 most popular passwords that were leaked in data breaches during 2019 and shared it with security firm NordPass.
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The Tale of Ali Baba Is Why We All Need Multi-Factor Authentication!

on 13-Jun-2019 11:56:14 By | Keith Smith | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity
One day, Ali Baba, a poor woodcutter is out hard at work chopping wood in the forest, when he is suddenly distracted. Paying closer attention, he overhears a band of thieves gaining access to a magical cave containing vast treasures. Equipped with the secret password he waits until they depart and makes for the entrance of the magic cave. Once upon it, he merely repeats the words “Open Sesame” and with that enters and makes off with the treasure.
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Festive Fraud!

on 07-Dec-2018 13:50:43 By | Greg Jones | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Tips & Tricks
As the hustle and bustle of Christmas kicks in, make sure you don’t fall prey to festive fraud! A recent report by Action Fraud found that last year 15,024 people were conned out of £11 million by fraudsters over the Christmas period!
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Email Security Best Practice Guide

on 04-Dec-2018 13:06:59 By | Keith Smith | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Security Tips & Tricks
Despite the ever-increasing amount of communication applications, email remains and is likely to remain the primary method of communicating important information between employees and customers. We use it to verify our identity, send our thanks or apologies, invoices, offers, and information amongst many other vital things. It is something we demand and depend upon if we are to interact smoothly with our partners and clients. Yet many of us don’t require or at least practice security standards that befit such an essential and often sensitive act. Startling is that the writing is on the wall when it comes to email security!
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What To Consider When Implementing Multi-Factor Authentication

on 28-Nov-2018 13:01:00 By | Keith Smith | 0 Comments | Cybersecurity Password
  Trust is placed in friends and family and earned by those we don’t know. Our communities depend on it and will not arise spontaneously without it. Trust is an integral part of our lives. Problematic is that in today's hectic business environment, we are often forced to interact at a moment's notice with people we just don’t know. We may be required to admit them access to critical infrastructure that underpins the very foundation of our business. Even when we know them, do we really know it's them we are interacting with the entire time?
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