How to Deal with Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware is undoubtedly one of the biggest cyber threats affecting organisations around the world today. Hackers have changed their tactics and rather than target everyday consumers, they are chasing the money and focusing their attention on businesses where there is a much higher return on investment. Ransomware attacks against businesses…

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Top 5 Social Media Scams to be Aware of

  Social media has completely transformed our lives and made the world a more connected place. There are over 3.725 billion active social media users worldwide, and new platforms are emerging all the time to keep up with our insatiable appetite to connect and share with others. Despite all the…

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Iran's Cyber Attack Timeline

Iran’s Cyber Attack Timeline 2009 – 2020

Tensions between Iran and the United States are at an all-time high after the US killing of Iran’s top general, Qassim Suleimani on January 3. Iran vowed to take immediate revenge, and in the days following Suleimani’s death, the country carried out a ballistic missile attack on Iraqi military bases…

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EE Phishing Scam

Scam of the week: EE Phishing Scam Tricks Users with Sneaky URL

With a new year comes new scams and despite only being a week into 2020, fraudsters have already launched a devious new phishing scam aimed at defrauding EE customers. Victims have reported receiving text messages purporting to be from the UK-based mobile network provider. The message reads: “We were unable…

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John Lewis Scam

Shoppers Warned Over Sneaky John Lewis Voucher Scam

Shoppers are being warned of a convincing scam that promises a free £100 John Lewis voucher to “celebrate the retail giant’s 96th anniversary”. Victims are sent a message via WhatsApp which says: ‘Johnlewis is giving away a £100 voucher to celebrate its 96th anniversary. Enjoy and thanks me later’. The…

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Is TikTok Safe to use?

Is TikTok Safe to Use?

It can be hard to keep track of all the different social media apps but one app that has quickly taken the world by storm is video sharing app, TikTok. The social media app has experienced a phenomenal phase of growth, and within the space of two years, it has…

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A Guide to PSD2 – Strong Customer Authentication

Advances in digital technologies and the growth of the internet have led to an explosion in online crime. As traditional crimes like burglary and car theft continue to fall, online fraud has quickly become the most common crime in the UK with almost one in ten people falling victim. Criminals have shifted…

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Qatar Airways Phishing scam

Qatar Airways Phishing Scam Targets Users on WhatsApp

Qatar Airways has urged customers to be vigilant after a phishing scam has circulated on WhatsApp purporting to give away free airline tickets. With the holiday season in full swing, fraudsters have launched the phishing scam hoping to take advantage of holidaymakers looking to book a break away. WhatsApp users have received…

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Top 5 phishing scams

Top 5 Phishing Scams

Phishing has been around for a long time and has always proved an effective way to con people out of money and steal personal information. However, as our technological landscape has evolved, the phishing scams that we are seeing are increasingly more advanced and deceptive. The attackers have honed their…

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