16 November 2020

More than a third of businesses do not have a ransomware emergency plan in place, or are not aware if one exists within their company.

More than a third of businesses do not have a ransomware emergency plan in place, or are not aware if one exists within their company. According to research from Ontrack of 484 organizations, 39% either did not have or were not unaware of a ransomware strategy, while 26% admitted they couldn’t access any working backups after an attack. …

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Criminals Exploit Pandemic With Brute-Force RDP Attacks

ESET is the latest security company to notice a sharp spike in RDP-based hacks over the last few months. The anti-malware company spotted a rise in the number of brute-force attacks using the remote access protocol, and said that cyber-criminals have been using it to distribute ransomware. The Remote Desktop Protocol is a proprietary Microsoft protocol that allows …

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HMRC Phishing Scams Persist, Begin Targeting Passport Details

Fraudsters are continuing to exploit self-employed people with advancements in already-established COVID-related HMRC phishing scams. Uncovered by Griffin Law, the latest variation of this attack is now targeting the passport details of self-employed people, along with other information including personal and bank details. According to Griffin Law, the scam begins with a text message purporting to be from …

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How To Protect Your Data From Ransomware

Have you heard of malware? That’s scary enough – but have you also heard of ransomware? This is where criminals lock you out of your data, and you have pay to get access to it again. Our new video has three ways you can protect your business from ransomware.

95% Of Brits Unable To Consistently Identify Phishing Messages

Just 5% of Brits are able to recognize all scam emails and texts, a study from Computer Disposals Limited has found. Scam emails purporting to be from Facebook were shown to be most likely to trick people. Additionally, participants found it harder to spot scams via SMS messages compared to emails. For the study, Computer Disposals created a …

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