Apple has issued an iPhone software update after reports of fake ransomware attacks where money was demanded in order to unlock the handset’s browser. A pop-up screen accused the phone owner of accessing illegal Read More
The rapid development of connected cars poses a significant cyber security risk, a senior security expert says. David Emm from Kaspersky Lab was commenting on the number of technologies presented at this year’s CES tech event Read More
Mitigate your risk by focusing on these five key data breach threats Experian say are set to dominate 2017’s cyber security landscape.
1. Passwords will finally be passé, driven by “aftershock” password breaches.
2. State-sponsored cyberattacks escalate from espionage to war.Read More
Consumers are more concerned about the threat from cyber crime than they are physical crime, new research suggests. A survey of 1,250 people in the UK, US, Germany, Austria and Switzerland by Sophos found consumers were more concerned about hackers taking over their computer than their car being stolen or them being physically assaulted.
Customers represent a diverse mix of global organisations and business functions spanning nearly every industry. On one hand, this means that our team has gained extensive experience using Business Risk Intelligence (BRI) to help our customers address some of the rarest, most obscure threatsRead More
Phishing uses behavioural psychology to trick victims into trusting the attacker in order to obtain sensitive information, Spear phishing is less prevalent, but far more dangerous.Spear phishing targets an individual or small group of people. The attacker can gather personal information about their target to build a more believable persona.”
- Phishing: bogus emails asking for security information and personal details
- Webcam manager: where criminals takeover your webcam
- File hijacker: where criminals hijack files and hold them to ransom
- Keylogging: where criminals record what you type on your keyboard
- Screenshot manager: allows criminals take screenshots of your computer screen
- Ad clicker: allows a criminal to direct a victim’s computer to click a specific link
Cyber criminals could steal people’s most personal information and hold them to ransom, warn UK cyber chiefs
The various pieces of technology that are in our lives could hand over our most personal information to hackers, the UK’s most elite cyber security chiefs have warned. Smart phones, watches, televisions, and fitness trackers all collect information on their users that could be used to extort money from people or pose as them.Read More
Computer viruses that threaten to delete your files unless you pay a ransom are known as ransomware. Security experts have warned that ransomware is the fastest growing form of computer virus.Like other computer viruses, it usually finds its way onto a device by exploiting a security hole in vulnerable software or by tricking somebody into installing it.
The travel trade organisation, Abta, says a cyber attack on its website may have affected about 43,000 people. About 1,000 files accessed may include personal identity information of individuals who have made a complaint about an Abta-registered travel agent. It says it is contacting those affected by the hack which happened on 27 February and has a dedicated helpline.Read More