Hackers attacked one in five UK firms last year, survey finds

By | May 20th, 2017|Hacking|

British Chamber of Commerce reveals large firms most at risk from cybercrime, with many companies lacking even the most basic protection. […]

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Social Engineering Attacks: How to Protect Your Facebook Account

By | May 12th, 2017|Social Engineering|

We’ve all had that friend or that random stranger who was complaining literally everywhere that his Facebook account got hacked and then he proceeded to put the blame on the platform developers. […]

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Crackdown on contactless card security flaw welcomed by MPs

By | May 12th, 2017|Fraud|

City watchdog to tackle weakness that allows fraudsters to make ‘tap and go’ payments months after cards are cancelled. […]

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Financial fraud losses in the UK last year topped £20m a day – report

By | May 12th, 2017|Fraud|

That’s £768.8m down the drain. […]

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North East expert says we need to get better at fighting digital criminals

By | May 12th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Alistair Irons, cyber security expert at the University of Sunderland, says we need to train young people to tackle the threats of the future. […]

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British Chambers of Commerce urges firms to ramp up defences after spate of hacks

By | May 12th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Adam Marshall, Director General of the BCC, warned that businesses should be mindful of an extension to data protection regulation coming into force next year. […]

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Cardiff cyber security research centre ‘first in Europe’

By | May 12th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

A new research centre to tackle cyber attacks has been set up in Cardiff. […]

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Rise in ransomware prompts warning from cyber security specialist

By | May 2nd, 2017|Cyber security|

Cyber security expert Phortress has warned businesses to be vigilant following evidence that the use of ransomware is increasing. The National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre say that smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data. Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their [...]

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Data breaches continue to rise in the connected age

By | April 23rd, 2017|Data|

Almost 1.4 billion data records compromised in 2016 as hackers targeted large-scale databases across industries - Gemalto. Gemalto’s Breach Level Index has revealed that 1,792 data breaches led to almost 1.4 billion data records being compromised worldwide during 2016, an increase of 86% compared to 2015. Identity theft was the leading type of data breach [...]

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