Cyber Security

BT Account Scam

BT have been contacted and confirm the below email is a scam, do NOT review your account via this email. BT-based scams are becoming commonplace these days as the company is the largest UK telephone services provider. The aim of the scammers is to get your account details so that they can go to town…

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Cyber Attack on Deutsche Telekom

Nearly 900,000 Deutsche Telekom customers were hit by network outages – an attack reportedly aimed at hijacking consumer routers. The attack, which began on Sunday and continued till Monday, rendered the victims without internet service on the weekend. According to the company, this is the second such large-scale attack on internet-connected devices since late October.…

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Is Your Fleet Cyber-Secure?

As we all move further into cyberspace, entrusting more of our personal and corporate information to magnetic strips and electronically stored or transmitted data, the threats to our security become harder to see yet potentially far costlier. Worryingly, as James Lister, Head of IT at Fuel Card Services observes, “few people take the time to…

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Experts Comment On UK Cybercrime Commitment

Following news on the announcement by Chancellor Philip Hammond of an increase in national cyber-defence spending to ¬£1.9billion (see elsewhere on this page), we have comment from cyber security experts on the real effects this might have on the UK’s cyber security efforts:¬†James Tolfree, UK Director at Cryptzone: “Talk of ‘Strike back’ represents quite a…

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Cyber Risks Changing Small Business Landscape

According to new data from Symantec’s 2016 Internet Security Threat Report, cyber security attacks are on the rise. But even more alarming is the fact that small businesses have become an even bigger target of these attacks. In 2011, small businesses were only targeted 18 percent of the time. By 2014, that number had scaled…

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Hackers 3D Print ‘Restricted’ Keys Using Publicly-Available Patents

A group of lock-picking hackers based in Melbourne, Australia, has cracked open the controversy surrounding 3D printing and personal security. Using images from publicly available patent websites, the hackers managed to replicate so-called ‘restricted’ keys that could be used to open businesses, government buildings or secure data centers. The problem of 3D printed keys first…

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Demand For IT Security Rises In 2016

Information Security has become top of the agenda when it comes to what businesses see as their biggest threat, according to NTT Com Security. A quarter of survey respondents said they were certain they would be a victim of a cybersecurity incident, with another 40% saying they were pretty sure they would be hit. On…

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How Your Kettle Could Steal Your Car

Ford’s ambitious plans to link cars to household appliances has come under fire from a cyber security expert who said the technology could make it easy for hackers to steal their cars and data. The carmaker wants drivers to be able to switch on their heating, lights and even smart kettles from behind the wheel,…

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