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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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UK identity fraud reaches record levels

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 April 6th, 2017|Fraud|

The UK fraud prevention service is calling for better education about fraud and financial crime as identity fraud, which is often cyber-enabled, hits the highest levels ever recorded A record 172,919 identity frauds were recorded in 2016, according to the latest figures released by UK fraud prevention service Cifas. That represents an increase of nearly [...]

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Phishing Scams: How To Identify Fraudulent Emails That Want To Steal Your Money, Identity

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:30+00:00 February 27th, 2017|Cyber Crime|

Hacking and fake news have been in the news a lot lately, what with the allegations of Russians using both those tools to influence the outcome of the U.S. presidential election. And both those online risks come together in a seemingly innocuous but potentially dangerous form: phishing. Put simply, phishing is the attempt to steal [...]

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Cyber security specialists warn about increasing ransomware attacks

By | 2017-09-24T19:47:32+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Press Release|

Cyber security specialists warn about increasing ransomware attacks Cyber security experts Phortress has warned companies of the importance of updating their data systems to combat a rise in ransomware attacks. The UK-based company says that it is has seen a significant spike in incidents and that companies must update systems daily to keep them safe. [...]

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