How to prevent a ransomware attack?

Ransomware is malware that locks your computer and mobile devices or encrypts your electronic files. When this happens, you can’t get to the data unless you pay a ransom. However this is not guaranteed and you should never pay! Here are the basics: Back-up! Back-up! Back-up! Have a recovery system in place so a ransomware infection […]

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Hackers are using hotel Wi-Fi to spy on guests, steal data

The DarkHotel hacking group has returned — but this time they’re focusing on a different target, using a new strain of Inexsmar malware. By Danny Palmer | July 20, 2017 – zdnet.com The DarkHotel campaign takes aim at high-profile targets using hotel Wi-Fi.Image: iStock An advanced hacking and cyberespionage campaign against high-value targets has returned. The so-called ‘DarkHotel’ group […]

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Mobile Malware – you need to know this…

Mobile malware is on the rise! Android and Apple make up 96.8% of the mobile market as of Q4 2016. This has by default, made them targets for cyber criminals, looking to cash in on completely unprotected smartphones and tablets. Phishing attempts, malicious apps, fake Wi-Fi hotspots and ransomware are becoming common on mobile devices […]

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Half of Organisations Not Prepared for GDPR

Published by CommsBusiness Almost half of UK-based organisations still do not understand what the upcoming General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) are, according to research from Nexsan. With the legislation coming into effect from May 25th 2018, organisations have less than a year to prepare, or risk fines of up to 4% of their global revenue. […]

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Parliament hit by cyber attack as hackers attempt to access MPs’ email accounts

Hackers launch ‘sustained and determined attack’ on all parliamentary user accounts Lizzie Dearden – @lizziedearden @ The Independent Email systems in parliament were hacked Getty Hackers targeted Parliament’s email system in an attempt to access the accounts of hundreds of MPs, Lords, aides and staff. Up to 90 accounts were said on Sunday to have been compromised, meaning less than […]

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Breach at UK.gov’s Cyber Essentials scheme exposes users to phishing attacks

By John Leyden 21 Jun 2017 @ The Register The operation behind the UK government’s Cyber Essentials scheme has suffered a breach exposing the email addresses of registered consultancies, it told them today. The scheme’s badges are required by all suppliers bidding for “certain sensitive and personal information-handling [government] contracts”. Companies were notified of the […]

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Are you prepared for GDPR fines?

DPR is now 10 months away… Recent years have brought major advances in information technology, and fundamental changes to the ways in which individuals and organisations communicate and share information. To achieve harmonisation, a new legislation – General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – has been passed and will come into force on May 25, 2018. The changes […]

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6 x things you should know right now

This year, over 700,000 Businesses will be “Rolled-over” by their current Power Supplier This will usually double or treble their Power costs This is easily avoided – but there is a catch… You need to spend 5 minutes finding your last bills (Electricity & Gas) And email them to: power@pinkconnect.com We will stop “roll-over” and […]

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Mobile device hackers step up from simple attack methods to stealthy chain attacks

by Doug Olenick @ SC Media Cyber-criminals have moved to a new level when attacking mobile devices replacing their simplistic attack methods with sophisticated and stealthier models that now use chain attacks instead of one of the older one-trick pony hacks that simply tried to elevate privileges, according to Checkpoint. Oren Koriat, a member of Checkpoint’s […]

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Ransomware: what is it, how does it work, and can you protect yourself?

The biggest concern with ransomware is the rate at which it is adapting to combat security protections. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel What would it mean if you lost all of your personal documents, such as your family photos, research or business records? How much would you pay to get them back? There’s a burgeoning form of cybercrime […]

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