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Rise in ransomware prompts warning from cyber security specialist

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 May 2nd, 2017|Cyber security|

Cyber security expert Phortress has warned businesses to be vigilant following evidence that the use of ransomware is increasing. The National Crime Agency and the National Cyber Security Centre say that smartphones, watches, televisions and fitness trackers could be used to hold people to ransom over personal data. Ransomware, which makes devices unusable until their [...]

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Brexit risks ‘new dark phase’ of cyber crime, warns Britain’s most senior EU official

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 19th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

The warning comes as Theresa May prepares to start withdrawal from the EU. The most senior British EU official has spoken out to warn of the need for strong security cooperation in Europe, just days before Theresa May triggers Brexit. Writing exclusively for The Independent, EU commissioner Sir Julian King said it was vital for nations [...]

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A third of UK companies still failing to improve their cyber security

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:29+00:00 April 14th, 2017|Cyber security|

A recent survey has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. A recent survey has once again highlighted the urgent need for UK business to take cyber security more seriously. The survey, by Ultima, found that 65 percent of companies don’t have any security solutions deployed onto [...]

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Businesses leave gaping holes in cyber security plans

By | 2017-04-04T14:07:01+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Cyber security|

Britain’s businesses are increasingly aware of the threat of cyber attacks, but often do not know how to combat digital crimes or how to report attacks. A total of 94pc of firms believe IT security is important, but only 56pc have a strategy in place to deal with it, according to a study from the [...]

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Incredible 1,266% jump in cyber fraud as criminals switch to new tactics to steal your cash – how to stay safe

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:31+00:00 February 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

The cost of fraud to Britain rose above £1billion for the first time in five years in 2016, driven in part by a huge surge in cyber crime. The total value of fraud in Britain soared 55% to £1.14 billion last year, despite the number of cases dropping by nearly a third from 310 to [...]

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Evolving cyber threats and regulatory pressure will require a strong response in 2017

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Top threats this year are likely to include continued nation state cyber espionage against a wide array of organisations. Last year saw multiple high profile cyber-attacks across the globe, with no industry or sector being safe from attack. Cyber-attacks even penetrated the highest levels of government with hacked information used to seek to influence public [...]

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