16 November 2020

41% Of UK Workers Haven’t Received Adequate Cybersecurity Training

An average of 41% of UK employees across all sectors have not received adequate cybersecurity training, which is leaving businesses and individuals vulnerable to attacks, according to a new study by Specops Software. Travel and hospitality was the sector with the worst record, with 84% of staff stating they have not received sufficient training. The findings …

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46% Of SMEs Sharing Confidential Files By Email During Lockdown

Nearly half (46%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regularly share confidential files via email, including financial and employee data in spreadsheets, according to a new study from the Lanop Accountancy Group. This is despite the fact that 60% have not upgraded their organizations’ cybersecurity capabilities since shifting to remote working during COVID-19. In a survey of …

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Foodora Data Breach Impacts Customers In 14 Countries

Online food delivery service Delivery Hero has confirmed a data breach affecting its Foodora brand. The cybersecurity incident has exposed the account details of hundreds of thousands of customers in 14 different countries. Delivery Hero told Infosecurity Magazine that the exposed data consists of “unique email addresses as well as certain customer details: encrypted password hashes, name, first name, delivery address, and phone …

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European Commission: Still Work To Do On GDPR

The GDPR has successfully met its main objectives but work still needs to be done to improve cross-border investigations, increase regulator resources and address fragmented approaches across the EU, according to the European Commission. The review of the data protection legislation two years on highlights several areas for improvement. One of the most pressing is the …

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One Million Phishing Messages Reported In Two Months

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has announced that in just two months of its Suspicious Email Reporting Service being launched, it has received one million reports. According to a statement, the service, which was launched in April as part of the Government’s Cyber Aware campaign, receives a daily average of 16,500 emails. NCSC chief executive officer Ciaran Martin called the number …

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COVID-Themed Ransomware Attack On Android Users Revealed

Details of a new COVID-themed ransomware attack on Android users in Canada, known as CryCryptor, have been revealed by ESET researchers. In the attack, people were lured into downloading a ransomware app disguised as an official COVID-19 tracing tool through two COVID-themed websites. This came shortly after the Canadian government announced its support for the creation of …

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Online Learning Platform Exposes Data On One Million Students

Over one million North American students have had their data exposed after a popular online learning platform left it in a publicly accessible cloud database, according to vpnMentor. Researchers from the firm claimed that the Elasticsearch database belonging to provider OneClass was left completely unsecured. The trove contained over 27GB of data, amounting to 8.9 …

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Researchers Find New Calendar-Based Phishing Campaign

Researchers have once again spotted crooks using calendar invitations to mount phishing attacks. The Cofense Phishing Defense Center found the attack in enterprise email environments protected by Proofpoint and Microsoft, it announced last week. The phishing scam uses iCalendar, which is a media type that lets users store and exchange calendaring and scheduling information, including events and tasks. iCalendar …

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