WhatsApp Used To Scam Shoppers

Last week scammers used the popular messaging app ‘WhatsApp’ to trick people into handing over personal details in exchange for bogus supermarket vouchers. The app was used to send fake vouchers to people, acting on behalf of big chains such as, Tesco, Asda and Aldi. The messages claimed to save shoppers hundreds of pounds in
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UK Watchdog Fine Data Hoarder

The UK Watchdog have taken action and fined a company that specialises in asking the public to take part in ‘surveys’ in which the answers are then used to target respondents with marketing calls.  Verso Group, the company carrying out these surveys, were found to not to have been 100% open about what it was
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NHS Attack, Could It Have Been Prevented?

May this year saw the NHS come under attack from ‘WannaCry’ ransomware, leaving thousands of patients stranded and many of us wondering how this could have happened to such a huge organisation in the UK. Reports that surfaced last week indicate the attack could have been a result of cyber-security recommendations that were not followed
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Cyber Security Month: The Skills Gap in Cyber Security

This week marks the last week of the European Cyber Security Month, the EU’s annual awareness campaign. The campaign runs an overall general message of ‘Cyber security is a shared responsibility! STOP.THINK.CONNECT’ in alliance with the EU’s ‘An Open, Safe and Secure Cyberspace cyber strategy.’ This project is in line with the Awareness Raising work
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Cyber Security Month: Protecting Your Home Networks

The European Cyber Security Month (ECSM) is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes place across the month of October across Europe, with the overarching aim to raise awareness of cyber threats, promotion of cyber security among citizens and organisations alongside providing resources for people to protect themselves online. The month is also recognised in
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The National Cyber Security Centre, One Year On

Last week the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) celebrated its first year of operation. The initial reports of the past 12 months indicate the great work being conducted by the NCSC, making the UK one of the safest place to live and work online. The NCSC, an arm of GCHQ, bought together several elements of
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Popular Voice Assistants Can Be Easy to Hack

Voice assistants such as Siri and Alexa, are found to be easy to hack due to huge design flaws in modern devices researchers have found. The researchers managed to gain access to seven different voice recognition systems on a wide range of gadgets, including iPhones, Samsung Galaxy handsets and Windows 10 computers, using equipment which
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Cyber Breach At SEC

A top financial regulator faces big questions about how they prepare for cyber-attacks, after disclosing a breach of a key database of company filings. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said a software vulnerability allowed access to private information and may have led to illicit trading. The SECs security practises has previously been identified as
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The Future of Cyber Security

The future of cyber security has a close correlation with the future of information technology and the advancements being made in cyberspace. Today, at present, most of our critical systems are interconnected and powered by computers. Looking forward into the future, more and more of our decisions will be automated, reliant on virtual assistants and
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Data Breach At Equifax hits 143 Million

Around 143 million customers of credit report giant Equifax may be at risk of having their information accessed through a cyber security breach. Equifax have said that the cyber-criminals accessed data such as Social Security numbers, birth dates and addresses during the incident. This cyber security breach also had an effect on Equifax customers based
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