When Black Friday comes …

With billions expected to be spent across the long Black Friday / Cyber Monday weekend, PlayStation, Nike and Apple, especially for their AirPods range, are the retailers most likely to be targeted for “brand abuse” according to Brandshield. “We anticipate cybercriminal activity targeting online shoppers to intensify further this year, and we have already begun […]

Cyber security experts are issuing warnings about a new JavaScript downloader called RATDispenser that distributes eight different Remote Access Trojans (RATs), keyloggers and information stealers and that cannot be detected by the majority of security tools. RATs and keyloggers are used by hackers to gain backdoor access to infected computers to plunder user accounts and […]

Research from PwC reveals that more than 6o% of business and technology leaders believe that cyber crime is on the increase and will remain a serious threat to stability and profitability over the next 12 months. “It’s impossible to ignore the threat from ransomware attacks as criminal groups become more brazen and scale their operations […]

After first being prevented from encrypting the files directly thanks to endpoint protection being in place, a new ransomware group known as Memento Team devised a novel way to put its victims in a bind by copying files to a password-protected archive, before encrypting the password, and then deleting the original files, It is believed that […]

In the last year, the NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) has responded to 7% more incidents (777) than in the previous year, with ransomware attacks being the most prevalent; “the same number of incidents in the first four months of 2021 that it did in all of 2020, itself triple the number of incidents in […]

Some advice from BT on how to protect your small business if you lack the resources much larger organisations can afford to have: Understand the risks – it’s crucial to know what different types of cybercrime there are and how to identify them, as they could lead to anything from sensitive data being stolen, to your website going […]


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