cyber crime

How do hackers choose their targets?
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hacking

How do hackers choose their targets?

We explore what goes on in the minds of cyber criminals
17 Sep 2021
Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

Owner of DDoS for hire sites found guilty of hacking offences

Matthew Gatrel faces 35 years in prison when he is sentenced in January 2022
17 Sep 2021
One-in-seven Nasdaq-100 companies ranked as highly susceptible to a ransomware attack
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cyber crime

One-in-seven Nasdaq-100 companies ranked as highly susceptible to a ransomware attack

Over 90% of companies operate out-of-date systems, according to new report
16 Sep 2021
Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year
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cyber crime

Cyber crime in Australia increased 13% in the last year

The ACSC received one report of a cyber attack every eight minutes in the last financial year
15 Sep 2021
Smishing attacks increased 700% in first six months of 2021
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scams

Smishing attacks increased 700% in first six months of 2021

Which? has urged businesses to play their part to protect people from text message scams
14 Sep 2021
Are QR codes safe?
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QR codes

Are QR codes safe?

It’s not so much the safety of the codes themselves, but where they lead to that matter
13 Sep 2021
IoT devices are more vulnerable than ever
Internet of Things
Internet of Things (IoT)

IoT devices are more vulnerable than ever

Ove a billion attacks recorded on IoT devices in the first six months of the year
10 Sep 2021
Ransomware hackers break off from Babuk to join a new group
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ransomware

Ransomware hackers break off from Babuk to join a new group

New research shines a light on the fallout between criminals in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline attack
9 Sep 2021
Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords
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open source

Hackers use open source tools to steal usernames and passwords

Researchers identify a new Team TNT hacking campaign dubbed Chimaera
8 Sep 2021
Hacked PayPal accounts tripled in value during pandemic
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hacking

Hacked PayPal accounts tripled in value during pandemic

But value of hacked credit cards decline, according to survey
8 Sep 2021
REvil ransomware gang resurfaces after brief disappearance
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ransomware

REvil ransomware gang resurfaces after brief disappearance

Elements of the notorious ransomware group's infrastructure have come back online
8 Sep 2021
What is cyber warfare?
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Security

What is cyber warfare?

We explain what cyber warfare is and why you need to pay attention to the threats posed
6 Sep 2021
What is the Computer Misuse Act?
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Policy & legislation

What is the Computer Misuse Act?

If your computer systems are attacked, is the law effective enough to put those criminals behind bars?
3 Sep 2021
91% of industrial organizations open to cyber attacks
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cyber security

91% of industrial organizations open to cyber attacks

New report finds it's easy for hackers to breach corporate infrastructure
2 Sep 2021
Phishing attacks increase as hackers take advantage of pandemic
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phishing

Phishing attacks increase as hackers take advantage of pandemic

New report finds 70% of organizations noticed more phishing attacks amid the pandemic
27 Aug 2021
Fear of Delta variant prompts new COVID phishing scams
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phishing

Fear of Delta variant prompts new COVID phishing scams

Increase in email attacks taking advantage of vaccine requirements by businesses
25 Aug 2021
False crypto-mining apps plague Google Play
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cryptocurrencies

False crypto-mining apps plague Google Play

Apps deceive users into clicking on ads or buying non-existent mining subscriptions
19 Aug 2021
Ohio resident pleads guilty to running Bitcoin “mixer” money laundering scheme
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cryptocurrencies

Ohio resident pleads guilty to running Bitcoin “mixer” money laundering scheme

More than $300 million went through Darknet-based bitcoin hashing (BTC) service
19 Aug 2021
Delivery scams become most common form of smishing
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scams

Delivery scams become most common form of smishing

Cyber security provider Proofpoint finds a major increase in the number of threat actors impersonating postal services
17 Aug 2021
What is e-safety?
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e safety

What is e-safety?

We explain what e-safety is and how it can be managed in schools and beyond
13 Aug 2021
Cyber criminals leak one million credit cards on the dark web
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cyber crime

Cyber criminals leak one million credit cards on the dark web

Among the stolen hoard are customer details from US and Canadian banks
10 Aug 2021
Number of hacking tools increasing as cyber criminals become more organized
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hacking

Number of hacking tools increasing as cyber criminals become more organized

HP report finds that latest tools can overcome CAPTCHA challenges
28 Jul 2021
Data breach costs surge to record high in 2021
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data breaches

Data breach costs surge to record high in 2021

The cost in the UK was above the global average, but the US is home to the most expensive data breaches
28 Jul 2021