“Inadvertently” Suffers Data Leak


BACKGROUND: It has been reported that personal information of customers of property website was “inadvertently” leaked online, the company has confirmed. A large number of customer files which were uploaded onto the “customer relationship management (CRM) system” from 2014 were also, “unbeknownst” to the company, “automatically stored in a temporary folder on the […]

Elon Musk Impersonators Earn Millions From Crypto-scams – Expert Advise

Bank of Ireland and DHL scams detected

BACKGROUND: Following recent news on Elon Musk impersonators earning millions through crypto-scams, please find comments from industry leader on how organisations need to fight misinformation without playing the blame game on consumers, and how initiatives like the UK’s Online Safety Bill is a welcome step forward. 

FBI Receives Record Level of Complaints for Online Scams

It has been reported that the FBI says that complaints concerning online scams and investment fraud have now reached a record-breaking level. The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) received its six millionth complaint on May 15, 2021. According to the US agency, annual complaint volumes increased by close to 70% between 2019 and 2020. The most […]

Expert Reacted on Research that Bizarro Banking Trojan Now Hitting Accts & Bitcoin Wallets

New research from Kaspersky shows Bizarro banking Trojan expands its attacks to Europe with customers from 70 banks targeted in Spain, Portugal, France and Italy. The report reads in part: “Bizarro has x64 modules and is able to trick users into entering two-factor authentication codes in fake pop-ups. It may also use social engineering to convince victims to […]

Continuing Attack on Ireland’s HSE and Threatened Patient Data Release

Following on a “pre-determined” plan for cyber-attacks, Ministers met Tuesday to discuss the ongoing efforts to restore the country’s health care system according to Ireland’s RTE public network. The Government continues to push back against the ransomware attack on the HSE, refusing to meet payment demands and condemning any release of patient data as “utterly contemptible.