social engineering

Education and government most at risk from email threats
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phishing

Education and government most at risk from email threats

New report finds phishing remains most dominant threat to IT security
26 Nov 2021
Robinhood hack exposes data from millions of customers
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hacking

Robinhood hack exposes data from millions of customers

An attacker socially engineered an employee at the stock-trading platform to gain access to customer support systems
9 Nov 2021
What is hacktivism?
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hacking

What is hacktivism?

From Anonymous to Omega, here’s everything you need to know about hackers with a conscience
1 Oct 2021
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
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Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective methods for stealing passwords
7 Sep 2021
Microsoft warns of dangerous ‘BazaCall’ call centre ransomware scam
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ransomware

Microsoft warns of dangerous ‘BazaCall’ call centre ransomware scam

Human operators are tricking victims into manually downloading malware onto their systems
30 Jul 2021
Four quick tips to create an unbreakable password
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cyber security

Four quick tips to create an unbreakable password

Sink password pirates with these password-creation tips
20 May 2021
What is shoulder surfing?
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social engineering

What is shoulder surfing?

This social engineering technique can pose a major security risk, so here's how to best protect against it
22 Mar 2021
Hackers target US taxpayers with NetWire and Remcos malware
Malware in code
malware

Hackers target US taxpayers with NetWire and Remcos malware

Attackers are attempting to lure victims with malware-laced Word documents that purport to contain tax-related content
19 Mar 2021
The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers
A list of poorly-constructed passwords on a notepad
Security

The top 12 password-cracking techniques used by hackers

Some of the most common, and most effective, methods for stealing passwords
3 Mar 2021
Microsoft remains the most-spoofed brand for the second quarter in a row
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phishing

Microsoft remains the most-spoofed brand for the second quarter in a row

Malicious use of the tech giant's brand increased by 24% in the last quarter of 2020, according to Check Point
14 Jan 2021
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation
social media

The IT Pro Podcast: The power of disinformation

Social media is a great innovation - but falsehoods and manipulation are rife
11 Dec 2020
More than half of businesses saw rising fraud levels this year
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Security

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
Twitter investigates possibility that DMs were accessed during Bitcoin hack
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data breaches

Twitter investigates possibility that DMs were accessed during Bitcoin hack

Twitter maintains the attack was the result of 'social engineering', although reports suggest an employee may have been bribed
17 Jul 2020
Businesses stung by convincing Office 365 voicemail scam
phishing

Businesses stung by convincing Office 365 voicemail scam

This latest wave of phishing attacks incorporates real audio recordings to create a sense of urgency
31 Oct 2019
NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance
Security

NHS staff issued with fresh cyber security guidance

New campaign focuses on password security, phishing, social engineering, and on-site 'tailgating'
23 Sep 2019
FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree
Arrest
Security

FBI embarks on cyber criminal detainment spree

Coordinated effort leads to hundreds of arrests and $3.7 million seized from phishing gangs around the world
11 Sep 2019
Hackers exploiting social engineering 'toolkits'
Security

Hackers exploiting social engineering 'toolkits'

Victims are being asked to download malware through visually compelling fake update prompts
4 Sep 2019
Fraudsters use AI voice manipulation to steal £200,000
social engineering

Fraudsters use AI voice manipulation to steal £200,000

Bold social engineering attack could be the first of many powered by machine learning
2 Sep 2019
How Mr. Robot ‘fudged’ its hacks to protect the public
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Security

How Mr. Robot ‘fudged’ its hacks to protect the public

Showrunners debated over how accurate to make the show’s exploits
5 Jun 2019
Service takes itself offline after 800m records exposed
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Security

Service takes itself offline after 800m records exposed

Researchers find a non-protected MongoDB instance amounting to 150GB of unique data
8 Mar 2019
Modlishka tool can allow attackers to bypass 2FA
two-factor authentication (2FA)

Modlishka tool can allow attackers to bypass 2FA

The reverse proxy 'Modlishka' tool is designed to make phishing attacks as "effective as possible"
9 Jan 2019
Face recognition tool could slurp Facebook data
Surveillance, machine learning, facial recognition
Security

Face recognition tool could slurp Facebook data

Security company claims software creates a level playing field for white hats and pen testers
10 Aug 2018
How Russia hacked the 2016 election
Security

How Russia hacked the 2016 election

A timeline of how 12 hackers allegedly corrupted the world's most powerful democracy
18 Jul 2018