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UK businesses continue to suffer from phishing attacks

UK businesses continue to suffer from phishing attacks

The average UK business has experienced 16 successful email-based phishing attacks in 2022 so far, and 56% have experienced an email attack where account credentials were stolen or compromised. This was revealed in email security company, Tessian’s, new State of Email...

Scams are getting personal

Scams are getting personal

Scammers are getting so good that even cybersecurity experts are being taken in. The infamous “prince of Nigeria” emails are falling out of fashion and instead, scammers are scouring social media to target people with tailored messages. Scammers don’t need to spend...

There is “an epidemic of fraud” in the UK

There is “an epidemic of fraud” in the UK

New data from UK Finance found there is “an epidemic of fraud” in the UK and unauthorised fraud losses across payments, remote banking and cheques totalled more than £730m in 2021.   1. Card-not-present fraud is the most common type of card fraud Some payment...

The rise of phishing as a service

The rise of phishing as a service

Phishing as a service (PhaaS) is becoming a key cog in the cyber crime landscape, meaning businesses need to know how it manifests, and how to avoid falling victim. PhaaS puts pre-built attack tools up for sale in underground online marketplaces, making it easier for...

Employers need to step up their tech

Employers need to step up their tech

In recent years, companies have increasingly put pressure on their employees to maintain password hygiene, using strong, unique passwords for every account and not falling victim to phishing attacks. Proofpoint’s 2022 ‘State of the Phish’ report revealed that 42% of...

Will we EVER learn?

Will we EVER learn?

An analysis of NCSC data on over 100,000 breached passwords has found that people continue to use easy to guess passwords such as QWERTY, password and 123456. People tend to do this to cope with password fatigue, reusing the same simple and predictable password across...

Government Cyber Security Strategy: 2022 to 2030

Government Cyber Security Strategy: 2022 to 2030

This week, the Government released its Cyber Security Strategy: 2022 to 2030. The strategy sets out the government’s approach to building a cyber resilient public sector with five key objectives: Manage cyber security risk Protect against cyber attack Detect cyber...

Compromised password leads to GoDaddy hack

Administrators of WordPress sites using GoDaddy’s WordPress managed hosted service are being warned to change their passwords and watch for phishing attacks after the provider admitted it was hacked last week. The way the attacker got in: A compromised password. It...

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