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  • 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/


     


  • 14 May 2018 12:20 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The Gandcrab ransomware has been a moving target. Since it was discovered in January, it has become one of the most widely distributed file-encrypting malware programs.



  • 14 May 2018 12:19 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    He ordered a Bluetooth headset on Google Shopping, but it never arrived. So, says a report, his colleagues tapped tech to tighten the screws on 5,000 bogus accounts.

    https://www.cnet.com/news/google-used-machine-learning-to-crack-down-on-fraud-on-its-shopping-site/

  • 14 May 2018 12:18 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    In 2016, hackers were able to use 100,000 internet-connected devices to bring down Twitter, Spotify and PayPal


    https://www.computerweekly.com/opinion/Hacking-the-Internet-of-Things-just-got-easier-its-time-to-look-at-your-security


  • 14 May 2018 12:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A majority 32% of security professionals polled believe 60 days is a reasonable time for allowing a software supplier to fix a vulnerability before full public disclosure

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252440691/Majority-security-pros-favour-shorter-disclosure-deadline


     


  • 07 May 2018 1:35 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Twitter's 330 million users are being urged to change their passwords after some were exposed in plain text on its internal network.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43995168

  • 07 May 2018 1:34 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Ransomware attacks tapered off towards the end of 2017 after an explosion in such attacks earlier in the year, but ransomware remains a threat to big business

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252440392/Ransomware-still-a-threat-to-business-F-Secure-warns

  • 07 May 2018 1:34 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cyber criminals are using fake GDPR-related privacy notices to trick recipients into disclosing personal data and spread malware, a security firm warns

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252440482/Redscan-warns-of-GDPR-phishing-scams

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