Online Dating Fall Victim To £2,000 And Children At Risk Of Blackmail Due To Online Streaming

Breaking news from Barclays this morning revealed findings that dating scams cost victims an average of £2,000, while NSPCC highlighted that children are at increased risk of blackmail and grooming due to a surge in live-streaming. Dating site scam victims ‘lose £2,000’ – Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow and McAfee commented below. Raj Samani, Chief Scientist and Fellow […]

Ponemon 2018 Endpoint Security Risk Rept: 64% Of Enterprises Compromised, Attack Costs Up 42%, 4x More Likely To Be Hit With Zero Day/Fileless Attack Vs Prior Year

Among findings in the new Ponemon report 2018 State of Endpoint Security Risk report: 64% of enterprises have been compromised in the past 12 months by attacks, the cost of a successful cyber-attack increased 42% year/year, and organizations are now 4x more likely to be hit with a zero-day attack bypassing existing defenses compared to traditional attack methods such as a fileless […]

Acumin Consulting Reagarding Worldwide Shortage Of Almost 3 Million Staff

Please see below for comment from cyber security recruitment specialist, Acumin Consulting regarding news today from (ISC)2 that the cybersecurity industry faces a worldwide shortage of almost 3 million staff. Ryan Farmer, Compliance Manager at Acumin Consulting: “With such a broad statistic it’s important to contextualise and focus on the local rather than global. The […]

GreyEnergy Malware Targeting Critical Infrastructure

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Ray DeMeo, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Virsec, today commented on ESET’s discovery of GreyEnergy malware used to attack energy companies and other critical targets in Ukraine and Poland for the past three years. Ray DeMeo, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Virsec: “It should be no surprise that threats like BlackEnergy are morphing into new variants. There […]

Phishing Emails In Unusual Book Publisher Targeting Ploy From Guy Bunker

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Following the news that several Global book publishing houses and an international scouting agency have warned their staff of a flurry on phishing emails that seek authors’ and phishers’ sensitive information, including book manuscripts. Dr Guy Bunker, SVP of Products at Clearswift: “Phishers are now targeting book publishers because it is just another way to make money from […]

Facebook Uses Data Collected From Its Portal In-Home Video Device To Target You With Ads

Facebook recently announced Portal, its take on the in-home, voice-activated speaker to rival competitors from Amazon, Google and Apple. Initially, Facebook stated that “No data collected through Portal — even call log data or app usage data, like the fact that you listened to Spotify — will be used to target users with ads on Facebook.” It has […]

The Haunting Horror Story Of Cybercrime

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As the old saying goes, “darkness falls across the land, the midnight hour is close at hand.” Halloween is upon the scene and frightening things are unforeseen. Imagine watching a chilling movie depicting a zombie apocalypse or a deadly virus spreading fast across a metropolis, infecting everything in its wake. Sounds like a monstrous scenario? […]