Malware Authors Develop Amateurish Threats Based on Mr. Robot

Over the past several months, malware authors have developed several amateurish and incompetent threats based on the Mr. Robot TV series. Each of the creations carries the name “FSociety.” In the TV show, FSociety is a hacker group that launches a series of complex attacks. It does so using social engineering techniques,…

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Can Ransomware Really Ruin Your Christmas Party?

The Christmas Season is upon us and for many employees this brings with it the excitement of the office Christmas party. For many, the Christmas party is a time to bond with their teams, make some “moves” on the dance floor and get the glad-rags on for one or two…

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5 Hacking Methods You Weren’t Even Aware Of

A virus is a software program designed to make its way onto your computer with the intention of causing potentially irreparable damage to its hard drive and files. Viruses are not the only danger to your computer but they are the most commonly known form. Viruses are a type of malware,…

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Scammers Distributing Backdoor-Laden Phishing Templates on YouTube

Scammers are using YouTube videos to advertise phishing templates secretly equipped with backdoors that send stolen information to the authors. Researchers at security firm Proofpoint found numerous YouTube videos with links to phishing kits and templates. A simple search for “PayPal scama” alone yielded more than 100,000 results. Each of…

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Wi-Fi Awareness: To Surf Or Not To Surf?

Wi-Fi hotspots in coffee shops, libraries, airports, hotels, universities, and other public places are convenient, but more often than not, these connections aren’t secure. When using a hotspot, it’s best to send information only to websites that are fully encrypted. You can be confident a hotspot is secure only if…

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Passwords: What You Need To Know

We all know that passwords are the first line of defence in protecting our accounts. Furthermore, we all know we should have a different password for each of our logins. However, people fear creating various different passwords and not being able to remember them all. If a user forgets their…

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Shopping On Black Friday: Are You Aware Of The Dangers?

In case you’re not aware what Black Friday is, it’s the day after Thanksgiving and this is when both online and in-store retailers cut prices, provide special offers and discounts on many of their products and services. In recent years the UK market has also jumped on board to offer…

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More Than 130,000 Customers’ Data Stolen in Three UK Breach

Attackers stole the information from than 130,000 customers in a data breach that affected Three UK, a telecommunications and Internet service provider. On 17 November, the media company confirmed the data breach after its security teams detected suspicious activity in a system responsible for managing customers’ mobile device upgrades. Three…

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5 Ways Employees Can Safeguard Cardholder Data

You, as a user, are the most crucial form of defence when it comes to protecting your organisation and its customers against fraudsters. A company will face countless attacks from criminals who are attempting to steal sought after cardholder data and use it for fraudulent purposes. Ensuring that you remain…

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Brexit / GDPR – Keep Calm and Carry On? #2

This final installment of the two-part blog on Brexit and GDPR will look at compliance and accountability, what Brexit means for businesses in the UK and where we are now with GDPR. Read the first installment here.   GDPR – Delivering Compliance & Accountability Compliance with GDPR requires definitive identification of…

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Brexit / GDPR – Keep Calm and Carry On? #1

This is the first part of a two-part blog piece on GDPR and Brexit. This first piece focuses on what exactly GDPR is, how it will affect Brexit and what we can expect as part of the new regulation.  Read the second installment here.  GDPR – What is it? In some…

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