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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5 Tips on How to Create a Security Culture for ECSM 2016

We at Metacompliance kicked off European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) 2016 by discussing how users can improve their security in banking and other aspects of their digital lives. Our recommendations included looking out for suspicious emails, exercising restraint on social media, and never logging into a bank account while connected to public Wi-Fi. It’s…

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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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