cyber crime

Royal Mail-related phishing scams surge by 645%
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Security

Royal Mail-related phishing scams surge by 645%

Check Point found that the average weekly number of attacks increased from 20 to 150 last month
12 Apr 2021
Ransomware gang offers to refund victims' payments
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ransomware

Ransomware gang offers to refund victims' payments

Hackers have requested that victims contact them via email with proof of payment
29 Mar 2021
Fintech startup raises $200 million to fight digital banking fraud
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cyber crime

Fintech startup raises $200 million to fight digital banking fraud

Feedzai develops AI and machine learning tech for digital banking
24 Mar 2021
Hackers have raked in £34.5 million from COVID-related scams
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phishing

Hackers have raked in £34.5 million from COVID-related scams

City of London Police told IT Pro that a spike in January was caused by vaccine phishing emails
24 Mar 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
23 Mar 2021
Researchers discover threat actors with links to SolarWinds hack
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hacking

Researchers discover threat actors with links to SolarWinds hack

Report shines a light on the overlap between SilverFish cybercrime group victims and SolarWinds targets
22 Mar 2021
FBI: Over $4 billion lost to cyber crime in 2020
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cyber crime

FBI: Over $4 billion lost to cyber crime in 2020

The number of complaints to the Internet Crime Complaint Center increased by over two-thirds compared to 2019
18 Mar 2021
"Desperate" job seekers turn to hacking forums for paid work
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hacking

"Desperate" job seekers turn to hacking forums for paid work

Check Point uncovers a worrying new trend of individuals begging cyber criminals for work that would earn them cash quickly
18 Mar 2021
Twitter hacker will serve three years in prison for infamous Bitcoin scam
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hacking

Twitter hacker will serve three years in prison for infamous Bitcoin scam

The 18-year-old duped Twitter users into giving away Bitcoin by infiltrating dozens of accounts belonging to high-profile figures
17 Mar 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
16 Mar 2021
Weekly threat roundup: Internet Explorer, Linux, GitHub
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vulnerability

Weekly threat roundup: Internet Explorer, Linux, GitHub

Pulling together the most dangerous and pressing flaws that businesses need to patch
11 Mar 2021
Widely-used cyber crime forums targeted in hacking spree
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hacking

Widely-used cyber crime forums targeted in hacking spree

Security researchers say hacker-on-hacker campaigns indirectly help the good guys
5 Mar 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?
2 Mar 2021
Hackers are using Google Alerts to help spread malware
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hacking

Hackers are using Google Alerts to help spread malware

Fake news gives rise to fake alerts that install phony Adobe Flash updates
22 Feb 2021
North Korea expected to increase cyber attacks due to COVID struggles
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hacking

North Korea expected to increase cyber attacks due to COVID struggles

CrowdStrike also expects an increase in the number of cyber attacks targeting health care institutions
22 Feb 2021
What is WannaCry?
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WannaCry

What is WannaCry?

The full story behind one of the worst ransomware outbreaks in history
4 Feb 2021
Hackers attempt to exploit SonicWall zero-day vulnerability
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zero-day exploit

Hackers attempt to exploit SonicWall zero-day vulnerability

The flaw is believed to be the same vulnerability used in a security incident confirmed by the company late last month
1 Feb 2021
NetWalker ransomware mastermind indicted in Florida
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ransomware

NetWalker ransomware mastermind indicted in Florida

FBI also launches an international investigation into the NetWalker operation
28 Jan 2021
QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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malware

QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware

The Monero-mining malware doesn't steal data but consumes large amounts of CPU and memory
22 Jan 2021
FBI warns of ongoing corporate vishing attacks
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phishing

FBI warns of ongoing corporate vishing attacks

Hackers are attempting to steal corporate credentials from US-based employees using voice phishing
19 Jan 2021
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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cyber attacks

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
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