Tag Archives: cyber attacks

Phishing and ransomware among the most reported cybercrimes in 2020/21

As the sophistication and severity of cyber-attacks/breaches continues to intensify, cyber security has now rightfully become a major issue at the forefront of the public eye. Interested in cyber security, Reboot Online Marketing analysed the latest data from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) to establish which type of major cyber …

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Kaspersky experts’ guide to staying safe from doxing

Kaspersky research shows that looking after private data has finally become a mainstream concern, with 50% of consumers claiming they would no longer use an online service provider following a data breach, and 57% expressing worry about their security and privacy being affected by ‘smart’ and internet connected devices. This concern is …

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Panasonic and McAfee to build vehicle SOC to ramp up vehicle security monitoring

Panasonic and McAfee are planning to build a Vehicle Security Operation Centre (Vehicle SOC) to commercialise vehicle security monitoring services. To protect connected vehicles around the world against cyber-attacks, the companies will build vehicle SOCs that enable accurate detection and early response to attacks and help strengthen Cybersecurity measures in …

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Gaming and security – what are companies doing to keep their customers secure?

Iain Chidgey, VP EMEA for Sumo Logic, talks to PCR about using data to keep customers secure against attacks, and what that means in practice. Sumo Logic is a cloud security provider that works with a lot of big game companies around how they keep their customers and their data …

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E-commerce explosion opens cyber attack floodgates

According to the Global Information Security Survey by Ernst and Young, customer information is the most valuable type of data for most attackers. The threat to cybersecurity and privacy is increasing: about 6 in 10 organisations (59%) have faced a significant incident in the past 12 months, and 48% of …

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Protecting against current malware threats 

Despite the advancements of anti-malware solutions, malware variants are becoming increasingly prevalent, sophisticated and evolved. In addition, there are new trends in execution such as the increased modularity of malware where a combination of attack methods and mix-and-match tactics are used to ensure maximum damage and/or financial loss. The rise …

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Home-working forces MSPs to help customers regain control of their data

Paul Evans, CEO at UK cloud data management company Redstor, reveals how the pandemic has changed attitudes to data protection The first few weeks of lockdown highlighted a stark difference between organisations ready for remote working and those who weren’t. Businesses that were cloud ready made the transition seamlessly, while …

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71% of businesses do not have a plan to deal with potential cyber-attacks

The Office of National Statistics recently cited a 12% increase in fraud and computer misuse. Cyber-attacks can be particularly damaging to small and medium-sized enterprises. But despite this news, a recent Kaspersky report shows there has been a lack of investment in IT security. Why has the amount of money into cybersecurity …

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BBC blasted with over 250,000 email attacks every day

 The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) receives over a quarter of a million malicious email attacks every day, according to official figures. Data revealed under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act by the Parliament Street think tank’s cyber security team, showed that an average of 283,597 malicious emails were blocked by the …

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ESET takes part in global operation to disrupt Trickbot, a botnet that has infected over a million computers

ESET researchers have participated in a global operation to disrupt the Trickbot botnet, which has, since 2016, infected over a million computing devices. Along with partners Microsoft, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs Threat Research, NTT and others, the operation impacted Trickbot by tanking their command and control servers. ESET contributed to …

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