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Working from home: Cybersecurity tips for remote workers

Working from home: Cybersecurity tips for remote workers

Switching to remote working because of the coronavirus can create cybersecurity problems for employers and employees.   One of the key measures to reduce the spread of Coronavirus COVID-19 is social distancing, which for many organisations means encouraging –  or...

Coronavirus now possibly largest-ever cyber security threat

Coronavirus now possibly largest-ever cyber security threat

The cumulative volume of coronavirus-related email lures and other threats is the largest collection of attack types exploiting a single theme for years, possibly ever.   The total volume of phishing emails and other security threats relating to the Covid-19...

Misconfiguration of accounts stand for 82% of Security Vulnerabilities

Misconfiguration of accounts stand for 82% of Security Vulnerabilities

Organisations in the UK and Netherlands are more exposed to high-risk vulnerabilities than any others in Europe, with misconfiguration a major challenge, according to new data from Outpost24. The security provider analysed vulnerability data collected from over two...

Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Coronavirus: How hackers are preying on fears of Covid-19

Security experts say a spike in email scams linked to coronavirus is the worst they have seen in years.   Cyber-criminals are targeting individuals as well as industries, including aerospace, transport, manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare and insurance....

Rail station Wi-Fi provider exposed traveller data

Rail station Wi-Fi provider exposed traveller data

(Image credit: GettyImages) The email addresses and travel details of about 10,000 people who used free wi-fi at UK railway stations have been exposed online. Network Rail and the service provider C3UK confirmed the incident three days after being contacted by BBC...

Virgin Media data breach affects 900,000 people

Virgin Media data breach affects 900,000 people

(Image credit: GettyImages) A Virgin Media database containing the personal details of 900,000 people was left unsecured and accessible online for 10 months, the company has admitted. The information was accessed "on at least one occasion" by an unknown user. The...

Norton LifeLock phishing scam infects victims with remote access trojan

Norton LifeLock phishing scam infects victims with remote access trojan

(Image credit: Shutterstock) Hackers employed a clever trick to get users to enable macros in a malicious Word document. The cybercriminals behind a recent phishing campaign used a fake Norton LifeLock document in order to trick victims into installing a remote access...

Over 120 million Decathlon accounts hacked

Over 120 million Decathlon accounts hacked

(Image credit: Shutterstock.com / Tharnapoom Voranavin) Employee and user data leaked due to unsecured server. Sporting company Decathlon has suffered a massive data breach exposing records of over 123 million users and employees. According to researchers...

Mac malware is growing faster than nasties going for Windows

Mac malware is growing faster than nasties going for Windows

Software nasties targeted at MacOS are on the increase faster than ones for Windows, according to antivirus biz Malwarebytes. Malicious software targeting users of Apple Macs has leapt over the last year, the security outfit said in its latest State of Malware report....

Latest phishing scam is spreading fake invoices loaded with malware

Latest phishing scam is spreading fake invoices loaded with malware

Prolific malware turned botnet shows no signs of slowing down as campaigns are launched against financial institutions in the US and UK. A notorious malware campaign is targeting banks and financial institutions in the US and the UK with cyberattacks that are not only...

Using WhatsApp on Your Computer Could Put Your Files at Risk

Using WhatsApp on Your Computer Could Put Your Files at Risk

The desktop platform of WhatsApp has more than 1.5 billion monthly active users. The flaw affected WhatsApp desktop versions prior to 0.3.9309 when paired with WhatsApp for iPhone versions prior to 2.20.10. Researchers have reported a vulnerability in WhatsApp desktop...