Researchers Find New Calendar-Based Phishing Campaign

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Researchers have once again spotted crooks using calendar invitations to mount phishing attacks. The Cofense Phishing Defense Center found the attack in enterprise email environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft, it announced last week. The phishing scam uses iCalendar, which is a media type that lets users store and exchange calendaring and scheduling information, including events and tasks. iCalendar files are usually delivered with …

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Online Learning Platform Exposes Data on One Million Students

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Over one million North American students have had their data exposed after a popular online learning platform left it in a publicly accessible cloud database, according to vpnMentor. Researchers from the firm claimed that the Elasticsearch database belonging to provider OneClass was left completely unsecured. The trove contained over 27GB of data, amounting to 8.9 million records, including many students’ …

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Businesses Lack a Workable Ransomware Recovery Strategy

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More than a third of businesses do not have a ransomware emergency plan in place, or are not aware if one exists within their company. According to research from Ontrack of 484 organizations, 39% either did not have or were not unaware of a ransomware strategy, while 26% admitted they couldn’t access any working backups after an attack. “The threat of ransomware has …

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The Fort of Cyber Security

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Let us guide your business to the Fort of Cyber Security. Cybercriminals are all around us, your critical data is always at risk… Understanding the current security trends is vital to protecting your key information, as a business you need to capitalise on security awareness to help identify vulnerabilities and gaps in your defences. Cybersecurity is a worldwide term, it’s …

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Twitter Data Leak Exposes Business Clients

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Twitter has contacted its business clients to warn them of a potential breach of their data. It said that email addresses, phone numbers and the last four digits of card numbers may have been accessed by others, thanks to a technology snafu which exposed the information. It meant that billing information viewed on ads.twitter.com or analytics.twitter.com may have been exposed …

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350,000 Social Media Influencers and Users at Risk Following Data Breach

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Personal data of an estimated 100,000 social media influencers has been accessed and partially leaked following a breach at social media marketing firm Preen.Me, Risk Based Security has discovered. The same breach has also led to more than 250,000 social media users having their information fully exposed on a deep web hacking forum, leaving these individuals at risk of being targeted by scams. …

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NHS chooses Microsoft 365 to create a truly joined-up National Health Service

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An agreement struck between NHSX, NHS Digital and Microsoft will save the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and enable all eligible organisations in England to access Microsoft 365 digital tools. The agreement guarantees significant cost savings for both individual NHS organisations and the NHS as a whole. It will improve productivity, enhance collaboration and strengthen cyber security across healthcare services. As part of the …

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“Teams is bringing us together”: How Microsoft’s tools are helping Imperial College London

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Imperial College London has set up a virtual “common room” in Microsoft Teams that students can use 24 hours a day to chat with friends and collaborate on classwork. The move is part of a rollout of Microsoft tools across one of the top universities in the world, which is helping staff to work together to help students continue learning. More than 22,500 …

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Microsoft 365 will be rolled out to approximately 1.2 million NHS staff in England

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Microsoft has signed a “landmark” agreement with the UK’s National Health Service to make Microsoft 365 available to some 1.2 million healthcare staff in England. The deal, which NHSX CEO Matthew Gould said represented savings “of hundreds of millions of pounds”, will see Microsoft’s cloud platform rolled out to NHS hospital trusts, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and data teams to …

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Widespread Security Vulnerabilities in Mobile Banking Apps

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Half of mobile banks are vulnerable to fraud and theft of funds due to inadequate security on apps, according to a study by Positive Technologies. The analysis found that mobile banking applications have a raft of security flaws which can be exploited by cyber-criminals to access sensitive data and commit fraud. Positive Technologies said that none of the 14 mobile banking …

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