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  • 28 May 2018 9:32 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    "Sharenting" - where parents share personal information about their children on social media - is the "weakest link" in risking online fraud and identity theft


    http://www.bbc.com/news/education-44153754

  • 28 May 2018 9:31 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The NCSC - in collaboration with CPNI - has recently published guidance on avoiding phishing attacks.


    https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/phishing-spear-phishing-and-whaling-does-it-change-price-phish

  • 28 May 2018 9:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Phishing continues to dominate the fraud landscape, accounting for nearly half of all attacks, but mobile fraud has jumped 650% over the past three years, according to RSA Security.

    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/mobile-fraud-soars-as-social-sites/

  • 28 May 2018 9:30 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    At least one server used by an app for parents to monitor their teenagers' phone activity has leaked tens of thousands of accounts of both parents and children.


    https://www.zdnet.com/article/teen-phone-monitoring-app-leaks-thousands-of-users-data/


  • 28 May 2018 9:27 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cyber criminals attacking the finance and other industry sector are continuing to exploit legitimate administration tools to hide their activities


    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252441664/Legit-tools-exploited-in-bank-heists


  • 20 May 2018 10:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A year after the global WannaCry attacks, the EternalBlue exploit that was a key enabler for the malware is still a threat to many organisations, and many UK firms have not taken action


    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252440964/WannaCrys-EternalBlue-exploit-still-a-threat


  • 20 May 2018 10:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    European digital businesses were hit with 80 million fraud attempts, as they experienced more pronounced spikes of peak attack periods throughout Q1 2018 compared to previous years.


    https://www.thepaypers.com/digital-identity-security-online-fraud/europe-hit-with-a-30-percent-increase-in-cyberattacks-threatmetrix-reports/773196-26


  • 20 May 2018 10:28 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Digital laundering funds terror and will ‘double by 2020’ – and the UN’s anti-crime chief says it must be tackled

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/may/17/cyberlaundering-funds-terror-internet-fake-transactions-cashless-society

  • 20 May 2018 10:27 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Detective Inspector Emma Wright, head of West Mercia Police’s economic crime unit, and lead for cyber-crime prevention, said: “Online safety and security is equally as important as personal safety and home security.

    https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/crime/2018/05/14/west-mercia-revealed-as-cyber-crime-hotspot/

  • 14 May 2018 12:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    It's important to proactively secure your social media accounts, especially since you never know when an innocuous mistake could put you at risk.


    https://www.wired.com/story/keep-hackers-out-of-facebook-and-twitter-accounts/


     


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