Category: <span>Cyber security</span>

Black Friday falls on Friday, November 25 this year. One of the USA’s most recent exports, it’s now unofficially the start of the Christmas shopping period.

Never ones to miss out on a marketing opportunity, most big retailers now offer deals right throughout November. There are some great bargains to be had – tech bargains in particular – but it’s also open season for online scammers. It seems that fake websites are a particular problem, with an estimated 18,000 being created every day.

Here’s how to make sure you steer clear of online scams this Black Friday and beyond.

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Paying the ransom is still the most common response to a ransomware attack. Although progress has been made, organisations are still paying out. Here’s more on ransomware attacks following new research from Databarracks.

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Phone scams have been going for years but, as with all fraud, scammers are thinking up new ways to get people to part with their money. New research from Bionic, the business essentials experts, has revealed which areas of the UK were being targeted with phone scams most frequently over the last 13 months. 

Let’s take a look at what they found and what are currently the most popular types of phone scams.

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No one is safe from hackers, and a new study from Security HQ has found that cyber criminals are now targeting the legal sector.

Out of 40 practices investigated, ‘75% reported having been the victims of a cyber-attack’ and for ‘23 of those that were directly targeted, over £4m of client money was stolen’. What makes this worse is that ‘Half of the firms were found to have allowed unrestricted use of external data storage media.’ reports the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) Report

Find out more.

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If your smartphone always travels with you, it probably knows more about you than most people. It knows where you’ve been, when you’ve been there, who you messaged, and what you’ve searched for online.

As if this wasn’t worrying enough, the data you’re constantly generating can be sold onto third parties who’ll then bombard you with adverts in your emails and on social media. Or that data could be used by cyber criminals to target you or other people.

Here are four tips to help you improve the privacy and security of your iPhone.

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If you work from home, do you know whether your WiFi network is secure? If it isn’t, hackers could use it to access your device and steal sensitive data.

Here are five simple tips to secure the WiFi security in your home network.

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Scammers have been targeting small business owners through a variety of invoice scams in 2022, according to a new study from Barclays.

In the first three months of 2022, invoice scams have made up more than half (55%) of all claims, with an average loss of £2,100.  The amount that’s been stolen has gone up 13% year-on-year.

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Hackers are constantly evolving the way they operate, which means cyber attacks are getting more and more difficult to identify and prevent.

At the same time, more and more of us are accessing sensitive personal and financial information across a number of devices, often storing passwords and even banking details for greater convenience and quicker access.

The trouble is, the more devices we store data on, the greater the chances of being hacked. Data breaches are common and increasing, even on seemingly secure platforms. Here are 10 steps you can take to keep your data as secure as possible.

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Business insurance costs are on the rise. Insurance giant Aon has reported that the six-week period from the start of April to the middle of May saw insurance premiums increased by 27% from the same time last year, and this is largely as a result of an increasing number of ransomware cyberattacks.

This recent spike in ransomware activity is putting pressure on businesses to improve cyber defences as a matter of urgency. Is your business protected?

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