The Evolution Of Sextortion Scams

Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

Online scams are increasingly prolific because they piggyback on human weaknesses rather than software vulnerabilities that take significant effort to exploit. Simply put, it’s easier for criminals to pull the right strings in users’ conscience than to go the tedious route of writing and deploying complex malicious code. Crooks love shortcuts and therefore it comes […]

Ransomware Authors Go Beyond Malicious Encryption

FTC Puts Spotlight on Encryption

The scourge of ransomware is mutating into a phenomenon with two-pronged extortion at its core. It used to rely solely on encryption making a victim’s data inaccessible, but a game-changing tweak in the “classic” attack chain took place in late 2019. A number of ransomware strains have since adopted a blackmail model that additionally involves […]

Comment: LockBit Ransomware Self-spreads To Quickly Encrypt 225 Systems

Bleeping Computer is reporting that a feature of the LockBit ransomware allows threat actors to breach a corporate network and deploy their ransomware to encrypt hundreds of devices in just a few hours. Started in September 2019, LockBit is a relatively new Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) where the developers are in charge of the payment site and development […]

Top Tips To Stay Secure While Working Remotely

“With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rage across the world, governments of many countries have encouraged or demanded that employees work from home where possible. That mass migration to remote working is making it imperative that businesses have robust processes and technologies in place to guard systems and data against cyberattacks. Here are our top […]

Expert Comments On State-Backed Hackers Targeting Coronavirus Workers, UK And US Warn

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It has been reported that a joint warning from UK and US agencies says government-backed hackers are attacking healthcare and research institutions in an effort to steal valuable information about efforts to contain the new coronavirus outbreak. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) said the hackers […]

CEO Response To Increased Cyberthreat Amid COVID-19

During yesterday’s COVID-19 briefing, Foreign Minister Dominic Raab announced that the UK’s National Security Centre and the US Cyber Security and Infrastructure Security Agency have published a joint warning to organisations and the public over cyber scams.

Are Cryptoassets Capable Of Being Treated As Intangible Property?

Quantum Cryptography Company

A recent English High Court decision means that extorted cryptocurrency payments may now be recovered by obtaining an injunction. The High Court case of AA v Persons Unknown arose in the aftermath of a ransomware attack on a Canadian company’s computer system. The hackers installed malware which encrypted the system and then demanded a USD$1.2 […]

Experts Commentary On GoDaddy Informs Customers Of Data Breach From October

It has been reported that GoDaddy suffered a data breach in October and has notified the Californian authorities, stating that an unauthorised individual was able to access SSH accounts used in its hosting environment. “We have no evidence that any files were added or modified on your account,” the company said while omitting evidence that files could […]

Securing Entirely Remote Workforces During COVID-19

Security through HTTP Headers

As global economies continue in the fight against COVID-19, millions of people around the world are working from home to slow the spread of the disease. This new WFH imperative has challenged many IT organisations and will continue to impact how we enable business operations for months and years ahead. In most disaster recovery scenarios, […]