Another short blog for Christmas

john walker
Professor John Walker

Given it is again that time of the year when we may be giving, and/or receiving gifts, we will be mentally tuned to anticipation of a gift arriving in the post, and as such our guard may be down.


To that end, those Cyber Criminals and other such persistent threat actors also see the season of good will as an increased opportunity to just keep on giving, which is why I guess I am seeing a higher volume than usual of unsolicited communications arriving in my inbox to inform me that I may track my package, or that I need to log on in order to ensure I receive my unknown gust. 


In my own case the links I have inspected within these mails would seem to be carrying an extra little gift for Christmas in the form of a malicious payload, and thus we are not only entering the Season of Good Will to all Mankind, but are also entering a Season if Increased Cyber Risk – so time is ere to take extra care.


Happy Christmas to all of the Buzz Readers and please ensure you and your families all stay secure in 2019.’

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