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“‘Silent’ cyber risk leaving millions of UK businesses underinsured” warns Gallagher

Of the 1,000 businesses recently surveyed by Gallagher (the global insurance broker, risk management services and consulting firm), almost two-fifths (39%) of senior decision-makers in UK companies say cyber attacks are one of their biggest concerns, yet the majority of...
Posted On 05 Feb 2020
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Cyber criminals using conversation hijacking to steal personal details

In recent months, Barracuda Networks researchers have seen a sharp rise in domain impersonation attacks used to facilitate conversation hijacking. An analysis of circa 500,000 monthly e-mail attacks shows a 400% increase in domain impersonation attacks used for conversation...
Posted On 27 Jan 2020
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World Economic Forum develops Internet security principles to protect end users

While certain cyber attacks focus on specific organisations, the majority target the largest number of Internet users possible. Such attacks are often relatively easy for cyber criminals to undertake and can cause serious harm. The impact of indiscriminate malicious activity...
Posted On 23 Jan 2020
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25% of PCs “more vulnerable to ransomware from January 2020” warns Veritas

PCs still running Windows 7 when the operating system reaches end of life on Tuesday 14 January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the Microsoft software after...
Posted On 07 Jan 2020
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Hacker tried to blackmail Apple by threatening deletion of 319 million accounts

A cyber criminal who tried to blackmail Apple by claiming that he had access to a huge cache of iCloud and other Apple accounts has been sentenced following an investigation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Kerem Albayrak, 22, from North London, demanded Apple give...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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UK and US-based investigations target harmful international cyber campaigns

The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has formally charged the leader of an organised cyber criminal group for their involvement in a malicious campaign affecting Government, infrastructure, business and the public globally. UK and US-based investigations by the National Crime...
Posted On 24 Dec 2019
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Fighting Cyber Criminals in the Retail Industry

With the UK’s High Streets floundering amid falling consumer power and rising import prices, the country’s retailers have turned towards digitalisation to improve their customer experience and find efficiency savings in a struggling retail sector. However, as Anthony...
Posted On 23 Dec 2019
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International operation exposes “world’s most harmful” cyber crime group

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful cyber crime group that created and deployed malware causing financial losses totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK alone – has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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“Account checking Armageddon close at hand in New Year” warns Blueliv

Liv Rowley, threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv, has shared details of the company’s predictions on the biggest cyber threats likely to develop in the New Year, from account checking Armageddon through to Monero cryptocurrency mining. With users continuing to re-use the...
Posted On 29 Nov 2019