NCSC Introduces Remote Working Testing Tool for Small Businesses

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An exercise which will enable small businesses to test their cyber resilience while staff work remotely has been launched by the National Cyber Security Center (NCSC). Part of its Exercise in a Box toolkit, the ‘Home and Remote Working’ exercise is aimed at helping SMEs to reduce the risk of data compromise while employees are working remotely. The exercise focuses on three key …

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Three-Quarters of UK Businesses Facing Compliance Problems Following Lockdown

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Three-quarters (75%) of UK data protection officers (DPOs) anticipate the Covid-19 lockdown will cause difficulties in meeting data compliance obligations, potentially leading to large fines, according to a study by Guardum. In the survey, 72% of DSOs expect a backlog of data subject access requests (DSARs) upon returning to the office, while 3% are concerned there will be a “mountain” of DSARs …

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Twitter data breach: Social engineering attack made a mockery of security controls

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On Thursday morning, millions of Internet users all over the world woke up to the most audacious social engineering campaign ever. Right in front of their eyes, spammers hijacked the Twitter accounts of dozens of global celebrities, and live-tweeted bogus Bitcoin exchange deals with impunity. The blatant social engineering tactic involved hackers taking over the Twitter accounts of Tesla CEO …

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99% of UK organisations suffered security breaches in the past one year

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A survey of UK CTOs, CIOs, and CISOs has found that 99% of UK organisations suffered security breaches in the last twelve months with attack volumes increased significantly in the period. The survey, conducted by Opinion Matters and commissioned by VMware Carbon Black, gauged responses from 251 UK CIOs, CTOs, and CISOs from UK organisations on the nature and frequency of cyber …

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Don’t be fooled by a simple email, you could lose everything.

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What is phishing? Cybercriminals are all around us, your critical data is always at risk… One of the most common threats in the digital world is phishing. The attempt and procedure of trying to gather private information using fraudulent emails and websites, often targeted at the frontline workers of the business. The cyberattack that uses innocent-looking emails as a weapon. …

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HSBC SMS Phishing Scam Targets UK Victims

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People in the UK are being targeted by a new phishing scam designed to trick victims into handing over details of their HSBC bank account. The scam, discovered by litigation specialists Griffin Law, begins with a bogus text message that claims to be from the banking and finance giant informing the receiver that a new payment has been made through the …

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Fraudsters Conducting Malvertising Campaign Via Inactive Domains

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A number of inactive websites have been compromised and are redirecting visitors to unwanted URLs, many of which are malicious. This is according to a new study by Kaspersky, which uncovered over 1000 inactive domains that send users to second-hand pages as a way for fraudsters to make money or even infect their device. Inactive domains are sometimes purchased by a service before being …

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95% of Brits Unable to Consistently Identify Phishing Messages

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Just 5% of Brits are able to recognize all scam emails and texts, a study from Computer Disposals Limited has found. Scam emails purporting to be from Facebook were shown to be most likely to trick people. Additionally, participants found it harder to spot scams via SMS messages compared to emails. For the study, Computer Disposals created a quiz comprised of genuine recreated …

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UK Stalkerware Usage Soars During Lockdown

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Anti-malware company Avast saw a sharp spike in the use of stalkerware during the UK’s pandemic lockdown, it revealed this week. Installations of online spying and stalking apps across the country rose 83% on average from March onward, compared to January and February. Stalkerware apps are unauthorized software applications introduced onto a person’s phone without their knowledge. They feed back information on …

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Protect your Business with a VPN.

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What is a Virtual Private Network? Cybercriminals are all around us, your critical data is always at risk… Becoming more common in today’s world, a Virtual Private Network will create a private network from a public internet connection, ultimately giving you online privacy and security. This is done by hiding your IP address, so your online actions are then untraceable. …

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