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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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Nearly half of UK businesses lack a cyber security strategy

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 4th, 2017|Cyber security|

Commentators call on security industry to do more to help businesses understand the value of data and how best to protect it Most businesses consider cyber security to be important, yet 44% do not have a formal cyber security strategy, a report has revealed, highlighting a failure to understand the value of data. Small, medium [...]

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Cyber security company warns against complacency

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 February 28th, 2017|Cyber security, Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has issued a warning about complacency following a spate of cyber crime incidents worldwide. The company issued its warning after a number of high profile incidents have hit the headlines in recent months, including attacks on big business and governments. The company, which is based in North East England, also pointed [...]

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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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Cyber security company offers free website diagnostic

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 15th, 2017|Press Release|

Cyber security expert Phortress has offered to run a free diagnostic of company websites amid growing concern about the threat posed by hackers. The company, which operates from North East England, believes that many business people do not realise that their website servers are just as vulnerable as email systems. Hackers target insecure websites in [...]

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Fraud and cyber crime are now the country’s most common offences

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 February 13th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Online fraud is now the most common crime in the country with almost one in ten people falling victim, the latest figures have revealed. More than five and a half million cyber offences are now thought to take place each year accounting for almost half of all crime in the country. But just a fraction of [...]

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Cyber security ‘key issue for lawyers’

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 30th, 2016|Cyber security|

Nearly half of Scottish solicitors see cyber security as their biggest technological challenge, according to a survey of practitioners. The survey, carried out by Ipsos Mori for the Law Society of Scotland, found 81% of lawyers had a "very" or "fairly" positive view about the impact of technology on their business. But 42% believed that [...]

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7 Tips To Avoid Being Hacked

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 November 15th, 2016|Cyber security|

1.     Use your common sense It is the first step in preventing attacks from hackers. Beware of suspicious messages: sending emails to you is a common technique as they will contain malware that will attack your security. This is why it is important to always check the addressee, not open any attachments and not click on [...]

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9 SECURITY TIPS TO PROTECT YOUR WEBSITE FROM HACKERS

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 October 4th, 2016|Cyber security|

Hacking is a very real threat, even to those who don’t believe their site has any value to hackers. It is important to understand that websites are compromised literally all of the time, and the majority of security breaches are not to steal your data or deface your website, but instead have the intention of [...]

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