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More than half of businesses saw rising fraud levels this year
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More than half of businesses saw rising fraud levels this year

Each individual identity fraud attempt could cost an organisation between £1,000 and £4,999 on average
23 Nov 2020
MPs targeted with nearly three million malicious emails per month
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MPs targeted with nearly three million malicious emails per month

The constant barrage of cyber attacks represents a 60% rise against the monthly malicious emails sent during 2019
23 Nov 2020
Phishing attacks surge ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday
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Phishing attacks surge ahead of Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Some common email phishing campaigns saw an 80% increase in early November
17 Nov 2020
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
17 Nov 2020
People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails
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People can’t resist opening LinkedIn phishing emails

Dodgy emails with “LinkedIn” in the subject line had an open rate of almost 50%
16 Nov 2020
State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts
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State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Microsoft reveals “unconscionable” attacks by Russian and North Korean groups against seven organisations
16 Nov 2020
State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts
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State-backed hackers are disrupting COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Microsoft reveals “unconscionable” attacks by Russian and North Korean groups against seven organisations
16 Nov 2020
Phishing grows by 220% as cyber criminals leverage COVID-19 pandemic
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Phishing grows by 220% as cyber criminals leverage COVID-19 pandemic

Over half of all phishing websites mimicked large brands
12 Nov 2020
BBC hit with over 250,000 phishing emails every day
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BBC hit with over 250,000 phishing emails every day

An FOI request has revealed that the broadcaster is blocking almost seven million malicious emails a month
2 Nov 2020
Microsoft becomes the most-spoofed brand for phishing attacks
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Microsoft becomes the most-spoofed brand for phishing attacks

The tech giant was imitated in almost 20% of all phishing attacks during the third quarter
20 Oct 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
13 Oct 2020
What is phishing?
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What is phishing?

From banking scams to industrial espionage, we look at why phishing is so lucrative
13 Oct 2020
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
5 Oct 2020
Tribune Publishing staff enraged after phishing test promises $10k bonuses
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Tribune Publishing staff enraged after phishing test promises $10k bonuses

Employees working on struggling US newspapers take to Twitter to condemn "cruel" practice
24 Sep 2020
Your essential guide to internet security
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Your essential guide to internet security

We explain how to ensure both you and your business remain safe online
23 Sep 2020
2019/20’s 10 biggest, boldest, and most brazen business email compromise scams
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2019/20’s 10 biggest, boldest, and most brazen business email compromise scams

Understand how email scams work to know how they can be avoided
25 Aug 2020
2020 email security strategy guide
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2020 email security strategy guide

A people-centric approach to stopping malware, phishing, and email fraud
25 Aug 2020
Cyber security training firm SANS Institute suffers data breach
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Cyber security training firm SANS Institute suffers data breach

US-based firm said 28,000 records were lost after one of its employees fell for 'consent phishing'
13 Aug 2020
NHS flooded with 40,000 spam emails during coronavirus crisis
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NHS flooded with 40,000 spam emails during coronavirus crisis

The volume of malicious emails reported was highest during the peak of the virus in March
12 Aug 2020
Slack adds verification feature to combat phishing scams
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Slack adds verification feature to combat phishing scams

Security updates for Slack Connect will help to legitimise contacts and ward off would-be scammers
12 Aug 2020
UN report points to a 350% rise in phishing websites at start of 2020
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UN report points to a 350% rise in phishing websites at start of 2020

Criminals are exploiting the disruption and economic hardships caused by COVID-19, according to counterterrorism chief
7 Aug 2020
Russia hacked Liam Fox's personal email to steal trade documents
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Russia hacked Liam Fox's personal email to steal trade documents

Hackers accessed his account several times between July and October 2019 by gaining access using a spear-phishing attack
4 Aug 2020
What are you giving away on social media?
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What are you giving away on social media?

How one overconfident CEO and an eagre PA taught an entire business an important lesson in information security
28 Jul 2020