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social engineering

BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn
phishing

BRATA malware has evolved to target online banking across Europe, researchers warn

The new variant can now access SMS, GPS, and device control to better steal financial data
21 Jun 2022
Security BSides commits to greater conference diversity after speaker backlash
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cyber security

Security BSides commits to greater conference diversity after speaker backlash

A surprise booking of a divisive social engineer prompted a number of cyber security experts to pull out of BSides Cleveland
21 Jun 2022
Deepfake attacks expected to be next major threat to businesses
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phishing

Deepfake attacks expected to be next major threat to businesses

Cisco’s cyber security experts agreed that social norms may also become “super weird” as a result
16 Jun 2022
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
10 Jun 2022
LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code
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data breaches

LAPSUS$ breached T-Mobile systems, stole source code

T-Mobile has denied that the hackers obtained customer or government information
25 Apr 2022
IT Pro 20/20: The new frontier of innovation
IT Pro 20/20: The new frontier of innovation
Hardware

IT Pro 20/20: The new frontier of innovation

Businesses are putting green tech at their heart of their buying decisions, and manufacturers and paying attention
23 Feb 2022
LinkedIn phishing attacks have surged 232% since start of February
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phishing

LinkedIn phishing attacks have surged 232% since start of February

Hackers are tricking users into clicking on fake LinkedIn alerts in an effort to steal login information
17 Feb 2022
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
9 Feb 2022
A month in the life of a social engineer
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social engineering

A month in the life of a social engineer

With hackers finding more ingenious ways to exploit human flaws, we get inside the planning stages of a social engineering attack
6 Jan 2022
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
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
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