cyber crime

Hackers are using Google Alerts to help spread malware
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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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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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NetWalker ransomware mastermind indicted in Florida

FBI also launches an international investigation into the NetWalker operation
28 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
27 Jan 2021
QNAP urges users to secure against Dovecat crypto-mining malware
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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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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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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
ElectroRAT exploits Bitcoin boom to steal cryptocurrency
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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
Gift card fraud is rising, and Target is a favorite of scammers
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Gift card fraud is rising, and Target is a favorite of scammers

The holiday season has led to increased gift card fraud, and scammers see Target’s online success as a gold mine
10 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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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
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