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Travelex Forced into Administration After Ransomware Attack

Ransomware victim Travelex has been forced into administration, with over 1000 jobs set to go. PwC announced late last week that it had been appointed join administrators of the currency exchange business. Despite operating over 1000 ATMs and 1000+ stores globally, and providing services for banks, supermarkets and travel agencies in over 60 countries, the

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A Third of UK Unis Hit By Ransomware in Last 10 Years

Around a third (33%) of UK universities have been targeted with ransomware, freedom of information (FOI) requests submitted by the agency TopLine Comms have revealed. Of the 134 universities the requests were sent to, 105 responded. Of these, 35 (33%) revealed they had been subjected to attack while 25 (24%) said they hadn’t. The remaining 43

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Office 365 will let you test how well staff can identify scam emails

Identifying scam emails can oftentimes be difficult for workers which is why Microsoft is planning to give organisations the ability to allow emails containing malicious URLs or attachments to reach the mailboxes of their employees in order to run training sessions or simulations. When the new feature becomes available in Q3 of this year, Office 365 security administrators

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Hundreds Targeted By Free TV License Scam

Researchers from the think tank Parliament Street have uncovered a text message scam offering a ‘Free TV License.’ Coinciding with the BBC’s controversial decision to axe the universal free TV license for over-75s, the fraud is designed to steal the personal financial data of victims. According to the Parliament Street researchers, hundreds of UK consumers have

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WastedLocker Ransomware “Most Sophisticated Attack”

Ransomware can be better dealt with, if security teams have a better and clear view of suspect behavior on the network. Speaking to Infosecurity, Sophos chief product officer Dan Schiappa and principal research scientist Chester Wisniewski said a lot of issues can be dealt with if they detect how tools are being used in an unpredictable manner. Wisniewski said:

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Cosmetics Giant Avon Leaks 19 Million Records

A misconfigured cloud server at global cosmetics brand Avon was recently discovered leaking 19 million records including personal information and technical logs. Researchers at SafetyDetectives led by Anurag Sen told Infosecurity that they found the Elasticsearch database on an Azure server publicly exposed with no password protection or encryption. “The vulnerability effectively means that anyone possessing the

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