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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...

Beware fake NHS websites

Beware fake NHS websites

NHS trusts are warning people to remain vigilant as criminals attempt to con people into handing over money or bank details for a fake Covid-19 vaccine passport. Emails are being sent to potential victims with links to fake but worryingly convincing NHS websites that...

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