Iranian Attack on Universities

A US-based Information Security company, Secureworks, has identified attacks originating from Iran targeting over 300 Universities including those based in the United Kingdom, Australia and the US. The attack on universities was harvesting credentials by posting a fake website that then redirected to a legitimate page. Victims that entered their normal login credentials into the
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The Risk of Sharing Passwords

In our modern day digital lives, one of the most challenging aspects is managing all of our online account passwords. In a recent study done by Experian, a credit monitoring firm, they found that people between the ages of 25-34 register for an average of 40 accounts per email address. However, across those 40 accounts,
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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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UK Organisations Could Face Bigger Fines For Cyber-Attacks

Organisations in the UK could now face fines of up to £17m or 4% of their annual turnover, if they fail to take measures to prevent online cyber-attacks, that could result in severe disruption to services such as transport, health or electricity works. The move comes after the devastating WannaCry attack that left the NHS
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Cyber Attack – No Business is Immune

No Organisation has 100% immunity, the rise of a cyber attack grows daily and ransomware is one of the biggest threats out there. They are widespread. they are costly and they threaten an organisations ability to operate and at worst survive. There is no business out there that is 100% immune from a cyber attack.
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Parliament Online Attack

On the 23rd of June, the British Houses of Parliament were the latest institution to come under attack from an online attack. In just a matter of hours’ hackers made in the region of 20,000 attempts to get into online user accounts. The attack, that led to officials disabling remote access to thousands of email
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Organisations Split Over Who Should Deal With A Cyber-Attack

According to new research, larger companies are in confusion as to who should responsible for the aftermath of a cyber-attack. The study was conducted by BAE Systems, a multinational defence, aerospace and security company. The study suggests that senior managers expect IT staff to deal with the fallout from data breaches, yet technology bosses felt
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£1.9 billion Set Aside to Tackle Cyber-Crime

UK Chancellor announcement Last week saw chancellor Phillip Hammond lead a speech on how the UK would lead its retaliation against the increasing threat of cyber crime. The chancellor gave grave warning that “foreign actors” are developing techniques that could threaten the countries electrical grid and airports. The chancellor also continued to explain how the
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High in Demand, Short in Supply: The shortfall of IT security skills

The recent increase in demand for IT security skills are being met with a dwindling supply according to recent studies. Sophistication of the technology and tactics used by criminals has outpaced the ability of IT and security professionals to address these threats. The past 12 months has seen two thirds of larger businesses in the
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Contactless Payment

Contactless is a fast way to pay, for purchases costing £30 and under. Contactless payments are becoming increasingly common on a range of devices including debit and credit cards, wearable devices, and smartphones. The underlying technology for all of these contactless payment devices is the same. The contactless device contains an antenna so that when
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