cyber crime

World’s largest dark web marketplace taken offline
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cyber crime

World’s largest dark web marketplace taken offline

A multinational operation also involving Europol, UK and US authorities has put a halt to illegal trade valued at approximately £125 million
13 Jan 2021
2020 the busiest year on record for cyber attacks against UK firms
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2020 the busiest year on record for cyber attacks against UK firms

Hacking attempts surged by 20% as hackers took advantage of factors such as COVID-19 and remote working
11 Jan 2021
What is e-safety?
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What is e-safety?

We explain what e-safety is and how it can be managed in schools and beyond
6 Jan 2021
ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency
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cyber crime

ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency

The year-long campaign comprises a custom-written remote access tool and fully-fledged marketing operation
6 Jan 2021
What is phishing?
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What is phishing?

From banking scams to industrial espionage, we look at why phishing is so lucrative
4 Jan 2021
How to protect against a DDoS attack
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distributed denial of service (DDOS)

How to protect against a DDoS attack

DDoS attacks are on the rise - here's how to fight back
23 Dec 2020
Stolen card details now selling for 225% higher than in 2018
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Stolen card details now selling for 225% higher than in 2018

Report also finds UK passports are worth $3,500 each on the dark web
18 Dec 2020
Most retailers stepped up IT security for the holiday season
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Most retailers stepped up IT security for the holiday season

Nearly four-in-five retailers ramp up cyber security due to the potential rise in online fraud
16 Dec 2020
Researchers uncover 37,000 fake websites aiming to fool holiday shoppers
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Researchers uncover 37,000 fake websites aiming to fool holiday shoppers

Hackers are directly scamming end users with high-volume phishing campaigns
11 Dec 2020
What is hacktivism?
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What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
9 Dec 2020
How do hackers choose their targets?
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How do hackers choose their targets?

We explore what goes on in the minds of cyber criminals
2 Dec 2020
FBI warns of hackers spoofing its domain
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Security

FBI warns of hackers spoofing its domain

Bad actors could use these lookalike domains in disinformation campaigns
24 Nov 2020
Police CyberAlarm monitoring tool rolls out across England and Wales
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Security

Police CyberAlarm monitoring tool rolls out across England and Wales

The Home Office-funded service monitors a business’ internet traffic and provides regular reports on suspected malicious activity
23 Nov 2020
80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them
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Security

80% of cyber professionals say the Computer Misuse Act is working against them

techUK report calls for "rapid modernisation" of the 30-year-old law that's "stifling" penetration testing
20 Nov 2020
86% of consumers experience cyber crime amid coronavirus pandemic
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86% of consumers experience cyber crime amid coronavirus pandemic

Cyber crooks have leveraged the increase in online shopping
19 Nov 2020
Hackney Council services could be offline for 'months' following cyber attack
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Hackney Council services could be offline for 'months' following cyber attack

The East London-based council has warned that some of its key services could remain unavailable following suspected ransomware attack
16 Nov 2020
Cyber crime costs predicted to hit $10.5 trillion per year by 2025
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Cyber crime costs predicted to hit $10.5 trillion per year by 2025

The inability to effectively detect and prosecute cyber crime is a driving force
13 Nov 2020
Customer payment details stolen in JM Bullion hack
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Customer payment details stolen in JM Bullion hack

Malicious code was embedded on the site for six months and captured personal and payment information
3 Nov 2020
REvil hacking group says it has made more than $100m in a year
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ransomware

REvil hacking group says it has made more than $100m in a year

Gang behind Travelex hack says it hopes to earn $2 billion from ransomware as a service
29 Oct 2020
Hackers demand ransom from therapy patients after clinic data breach
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data breaches

Hackers demand ransom from therapy patients after clinic data breach

Vastaamo CEO Ville Tapio was reportedly fired for obscuring information about the incident for more than two years
27 Oct 2020
Amazon sacks employee over data breach
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data breaches

Amazon sacks employee over data breach

The worker leaked customer email addresses to an unidentified third-party
27 Oct 2020
'Robin Hood' hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity
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'Robin Hood' hackers donate stolen Bitcoin to charity

Experts warn of a growing trend of ransomware gangs "whitewashing" their image for good publicity
21 Oct 2020
2020 Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) survey
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cyber crime

2020 Cyber Threat Intelligence (CTI) survey

How to measure the effectiveness of your CTI programme
13 Oct 2020