Topic: Security

Credit Card data breach hits over 1,000 hotels

Intercontinental hotels group (IHG) has announced that 1,175 US franchises have been struck by a payment card data breach. This malware attack means that guests money could have been stolen as a conse...

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Wonga suffer one of the biggest UK data breaches

Payday loan company Wonga has suffered a data breach that’s been labelled “one of the biggest” in UK history. Hackers are thought to have gained access to some 245,000 UK accounts, as well a further 2...

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DIY Ransomware for criminal wannabes

Criminals no longer need to risk having their collar felt while climbing out of someone’s window – they can simply get hold of some ready-made ransomware designed to help them commit fraud.

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5 new malware threats every second

Do you need to renew your antivirus software licence for 2017? You bet your bottom dollar you do. AV-test has reported that computer users are threatened with five new malware programs every second. C...

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Office 365 is a secure option.

In January 2017, UK businesses saw a price increase on Office 365, with Microsoft citing Brexit and the fall in the value of sterling as the major contributory factors. However, this cloud-based solut...

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How one email crippled the NHS.

There’s a good reason why businesses rely on email providers such as MailChimp to send high volume broadcasts and this became obvious to one worker last month who inadvertently crashed the entire NHS ...

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Seasonal malware that you didn’t order.

It’s that time of year when a deluge of new malware attacks try to lure you in with infected email attachments in messages which purport to be from legitimate companies – the types of companies you wo...

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UK must be capable of retaliating against cyber attacks

When it comes to cyber security, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond MP has recommended fighting fire with fire (or maybe firewalls with firewalls).

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A short guide to DDoS attacks

Widespread distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks were recently responsible for bringing down a large proportion of the internet, including Twitter, Spotify and the PlayStation network, but how ...

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Competitive edge with a virtual CIO?

In the past IT service was a matter of infrastructure: networks, devices, servers and so on. The internet was slow, the applications were often clumsy and sometimes unusable, and these systems were no...

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