User Awareness

A Guide to Insider Threats

September 2019 has been declared National Insider Threat Awareness Month by the US National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NSCS) and the National Insider Threat Task Force (NITTF). The initiative has been specifically set up to raise awareness of the serious risks posed by insider threats, whilst encouraging employees to recognise and…

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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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Scam of the Week – Airbnb Customers hit with GDPR Phishing Scam

Hackers have been exploiting the imminent GDPR deadline to target Airbnb users with a phishing scam aimed at spreading malware and stealing personal data. With the impending GDPR deadline just weeks away, businesses across the globe have been rushing to ensure that they have clear consent from customers to store…

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WhatsApp’s Pragmatic GDPR Parental Permission Policy

As the countdown to the introduction of GDPR edges closer, there is a significant increase in activity from tech giants such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. The most notable to date is the announcement from instant messaging app WhatsApp that they will raise the minimum age for underage users to 16 ahead…

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What is Social Engineering?

Social Engineering is a term we hear constantly in the news relating to cyber-attacks, but what exactly does it mean? Social Engineering is the art of manipulating people into performing certain actions or divulging confidential information. Rather than use traditional hacking attacks, cybercriminals take advantage of our trusting human nature to…

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Scam of the Week – DVLA Car Tax Scam

Motorists in the UK are being targeted by a new wave of DVLA text message and email scams. Criminals posing as the Driver Vehicle Licence Agency (DVLA) are sending out fake messages to motorists in an attempt to maliciously steal data or extort money. The phishing scam is targeting drivers via text and email…

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Scam of the week – Thanatos Ransomware

The latest ransomware strain to infect computers and extort money has been dubbed Thanatos. Discovered by cyber security experts at MalwareHunterTeam, the new strain of malware is unique in that it’s the first ransomware to demand Bitcoin Cash in return for decrypting your data. Ransomware extortionists have tended to demand cryptocurrencies…

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