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10 Approaches You Can Take To Shield Yourself Against Ransomware Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The WannaCry attack earlier this year is one of the more notable ransomware attacks in recent memory. The attack, which hit everything from home users to the United Kingdom’s National Health Service, locked key data inside an encryption and then demanded bitcoins in exchange for the key to the data….

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McAfee boosts cyber security software suite with a beefed-up anti-malware engine to tackle hack attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cyber security firm McAfee has given its core suite of anti-virus and security software an overhaul to bolster the protection it can provide against currnet and future hack attacks. McAfee AntiVirus Plus, McAfee Internet Security, McAfee Total Protection and McAfee LiveSafe have all had an upgrade, giving them access to…

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Briton accused of cyber attacks on Lloyds and Barclays is extradited from Germany

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

The alleged fraudster behind a series of cyber attacks against two of the UK’s biggest high street banks has been extradited from Germany to face charges, according to the National Crime Agency (NCA). Daniel Kaye, 29, of Egham, Surrey, is accused of attempting to blackmail Lloyds and Barclays using an…

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Cyber attacks: clear and present danger for banks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Banks as well as governments make tempting targets for cyber warriors, whether they are individuals or state actors. The number and sophistication of attacks will grow and become increasingly difficult to counter. While cyber attacks by Russia are prominent in the news, that country is not alone in excelling at…

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Getting the Word Out: How Cyber Security Marketers Can Respond to Major Cyber Attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

As we head into the second half of 2017, cyber attacks and security breaches are increasing in both size and frequency. For example, information from the Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section of the U.S. Department of Justice shows that more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred every day in 2016,…

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Ransomware Attacks ‘Double’ As Nation State Weapons Fall Into Hands Of Hackers

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Grim reading…Malware is growing, adware mutating, and sophisticated ‘nation state’ tools are being used by low-level hackers Security specialists Check Point has painted a fairly grim picture of the cyber security landscape in its latest ‘Cyber Attack Trends: Mid-Year‘ report. It revealed that ransomware attacks have doubled in the first…

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Online radicalisation and cyber attacks to be among the high tech crimes targeted by new facility at the University of Bradford

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

A HIGH tech centre dedicated to cyber security has been opened at the University of Bradford, and one of its first projects it to look at how to deal with online radicalisation. The Cyber Security Interdisciplinary Centre will see students using top technology to research the ever evolving online world…

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The Cybercrime Scheme That Attacks Email Accounts And Your Bank Accounts

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Cybercrime is ever present, and there is one particular fraud we all should be aware of—particularly anyone who sends or receives bank wiring instructions or the funds themselves. The fraud involves the hacking or impersonating of email accounts, it might be called business email compromise (BEC) fraud, CEO fraud, or…

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Small and medium-sized businesses are not investing in cyber protection despite spate of attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Small and medium-sized businesses are not earmarking significant amounts of cash to bolster their cyber-security defences, despite almost one-sixth of all companies suffering an attack within the last year. According to data compiled by insurance company Zurich, 875,000 SMEs across the UK have been affected by a cyber-attack over the…

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Singapore firms unprepared for cyber attacks

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

While a majority of the surveyed companies in Singapore believe that cyber security is important and seek guidance from IT security experts, almost all (91%) of them are in the early stages of security preparedness, according to a survey jointly conducted by Quann and IDC. The survey covered 150 senior…

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