Twitter Let Someone Promote An Obvious PayPal Phishing Scam

An account posing as PayPal used a paid promotion on Twitter to bait users into sharing their personal information under the guise that they were entering an end-of-year contest, The Next Web reported this week.  TNW reporter Matthew Hughes first reported the since-deleted promoted tweet from @PaypalChristm. The tweet had several obvious signs of being a scam, which […]

German Politicians Have Personal Data Hacked

Hundreds of German politicians including Chancellor Angela Merkel have had personal detailshackedand published online, reports say. Contacts, private chats and credit card details were put out on Twitter which belong to figures from every political party except the far-right AfD. Experts comments below: Tim Erlin, VP at Tripwire: “There are more questions than answers about […]

German Politicians Personal Details Hacked

Following the news that German politicians, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have had their personal details hacked and published online, Caitlin Huey, senior threat intelligence analyst at EclecticIQ commented below.  Caitlin Huey, Senior Threat Intelligence Analyst at EclecticIQ: “The leak of personal information from German MPs seems to have come from the same source that has been regularly leaking information on German […]

TV Licence Scam Email Leads To Over 5,000 Complaints

It has been revealed that Action Fraud received more than 5,000 complaints about a TV licence scam email in the past three months. In light of this news, Jake Moore, cyber security expert at ESET UK, has the following comment and advice. Expert comments below: Jake Moore, Cyber Security Expert at ESET UK: “Hackers will […]

The Security Edge Of Digital Transformation

2018 was the year in which we encountered thenewishterm ‘Digital Transformation’ take a grip in computing vocabulary, which on occasions has even crossed the conversational lines onto the lips of some involved in the Cyber Security Industry – and this I must admit concerns me deeply for multiple reasons. As we have observed in the […]