Back to Basics #1: Phishing Threats

Cyber security is becoming the latest trend. We’ve all read about the TalkTalk, Dropbox and Yahoo breaches, and this means that they will only be on the rise in the near future. As human beings, we are wired to make mistakes, therefore it is only necessary that you educate your…

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5 Things Companies Need To Know About GDPR

GDPR, or officially, the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 will come into force on the 25th of May 2018. To rephrase – this means that you now have less than nineteen months to get ready for what is the biggest shakeup in Data Protection in the last decade. Therefore companies, their employees and…

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Phishing Terminology You Need To Know

There has been a significant and constant rise in phishing attacks. They are becoming more effective and they are continuing to target more people.   that almost 30% of the people targeted by phishing email scams went on to open the email, and a further 13% went on to open the subsequent link, which is high considering…

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5 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Mobile Malware

We at Metacompliance have enjoyed celebrating European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) 2016. For Week One of the campaign, we discussed how users can stay safe online. We then went to the workplace and provided tips on how organisations can enlist their employees’ support in creating a security culture. After that, Week Three led…

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10 Ways to Protect Yourself Against Phishing Attacks

We can’t overestimate the importance of education when it comes to improving our awareness of phishing and other digital security threats. That is why I discussed some tips to help users spot a phishing scam in a recent article. We also mention some of the best anti phishing solutions. Knowing…

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Hackers Stole 65 Million Tumblr Email Addresses and Passwords

Hackers made off with the email addresses and passwords belonging to 65 million users of the microblogging platform and social networking website Tumblr. Earlier in May, Tumblr revealed it had just discovered a data breach that occurred back in 2013. Per a statement released by Yahoo, which now owns the social media…

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Opera Becomes First Major Web Browser to Offer Free, Built-in VPN

Opera has become the first major browser vendor to incorporate a free, built-in virtual private network (VPN) into its desktop browser. Krystian Kolondra, SVP of Engineering and Head of Opera for computers, provides more information in a blog post. “We are the first major browser maker to integrate an unlimited and…

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Spikes in Spam Email JavaScript Attachments Leading to Locky Ransomware

Over the past month, researchers have spotted high volumes of spam email JavaScript attachments that, if opened by a user, leads to the download of Locky ransomware. Rodel Mendrez, a security researcher at Trustwave, explains in a blog post that he has observed “extraordinary huge volumes of JavaScript attachments” in punctuated bursts…

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Hacker to Be Punished for Targeted Attack Against Moonpig

A judge is scheduled to sentence a hacker for a targeted attack back in July of 2015 that forced Moonpig to suspend its website on three continents. The Whitehaven News reports that Anthony Luke Fulton, 22, of Mill Hill, Cleator Moor, recently appeared before Judge Barbara Forrester after having pleaded guilty to…

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