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.
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.
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.
Global ransomware attacks have dropped over the last few months, but a cyber security expert fears that things could be about to change without international cooperation.
Brexit has been full of unexpected surprises, none of which have been any good. One of those Brexit bombshells involved roaming charges. But what are roaming charges, why do we pay them, and how is Brexit involved? Read on to find out.
Office workers are cutting their commute by an average of 2.5 days a week as part of an effort to lower their carbon footprint, shows new research from IWG, the flexible workspace solution experts. Just another reason why it’s good to work from home.
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.
The pandemic and the conflict in Ukraine have both pushed the climate crisis from the headlines over the lats couple of years. But the need to be more environmentally friendly is still a huge priority for all of us, both individually and collectively.
The trouble is, not only can going green take a lot of effort, the latest data from the British Business Bank shows the vast majority of smaller businesses in the UK don’t understand common environmental terms such as ‘net zero’, ‘carbon neutral’ and ‘carbon footprint’ or how they apply to their businesses.
Let’s cut through the jargon and give you some useful tips to help cut your carbon footprint and fight climate change from your office.
Gamers probably spend more time online more than most people. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise to learn that they’re being targetted by scammers in a variety of cyber attacks.
One of the UK’s leading online security experts has warned that the Metaverse and bots are among new ways online criminals are targeting gamers, as new research reveals 71% of gamers have themselves been or know of someone who has been targeted by scammers online.
Working from home is generally considered a great way to balance your work and home life, potentially increasing productivity and reducing stress levels – get it wrong though, and it can have the opposite effect and turn you into a stressed-out insomniac.
Could the negatives outweigh the positives when you work from home?