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Ransomware – Do You Trust Your Inbox?

Email is the No.1 threat vector and most cyber-attacks including ransomware occur because of an action carried out by the recipient of an email. So, do you trust your inbox? The following tips are designed to help you investigate an email and avoid falling victim to a ransomware or other cyber-attack.

2021-05-14T11:07:40+01:00April 10th, 2021|Ransomware|Comments Off on Ransomware – Do You Trust Your Inbox?

70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

The world most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data. So what happens when this most valuable of assets is compromised or stolen? Would you pay to get it back or prevent its release to the wilds of the internet? Recent data suggests that 70% of enterprise ransomware attacks result in the criminals successfully eliciting payment from their victims.

2020-08-21T08:54:24+01:00August 20th, 2020|Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on 70% of Enterprise Ransomware Victims Pay Up

Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Share on facebook Share on twitter Share on linkedin Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence Recent research by leading cybersecurity firms such as SonicWall, McAfee and F-Secure has found that brute force attacks are now the preferred means of spreading ransomware however, phishing emails remain

2019-09-30T12:21:59+01:00September 30th, 2019|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Brute Force Ransomware Attacks are on the Increase: A Strong Password Policy is your Best Defence

Our Top Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

“It won’t happen to me”. Believe me, it probably will, so don't be a target. We're all at risk, no matter how vigilant we are, however the more vigilant you are the less likely you are to fall victim to a cyber-attack. The stakes are high, and you have a responsibility to protect your company’s

2018-11-15T13:13:59+00:00November 13th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Our Top Tips to Keep Your Data Safe

FilesL0cker Ransomeware

SonicWall Capture Labs are reporting that a new variant of the FILESLOCKER ransomware is actively spreading.  FilesL0cker RAN$OMWARE (aslo known as FilesLocker) is a ransomware that encrypts files on your computer, effectively locking you out. As with all ransomware the cybercriminals will demand a ransom, payable in bitcoin, to allow you access your own files. 

2020-10-26T16:31:18+00:00October 25th, 2018|Data Protection, Ransomware, Security|Comments Off on FilesL0cker Ransomeware

Latest Email Scams

Unfortunately the scammers aren't going away and I think it's fair to say that this is going to get worse before it gets better and that's if it gets better at all. The fact is that despite the efforts of the many security companies to stay ahead of the cyber-criminals, it can be extremely difficult to stop

2018-09-25T10:25:19+01:00September 25th, 2018|Data Protection, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Latest Email Scams

Email is the Number One Threat Vector

The greatest threat to your organisation is sitting in the inboxes of your employees. Email is still the number one threat vector and a major weak link in your IT security. The truth of the matter is that many of us have become complacent and just want to get through the many emails that

2018-09-04T19:39:28+01:00July 5th, 2018|Data Protection, Marketing, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on Email is the Number One Threat Vector

Android Ransomware

I would love to be spending my time writing positive pieces about IT and the world of technology and believe me, there are many positive stories I could write. Unfortunately in the fast paced cyber world we find ourselves operating in, I am increasingly finding it necessary to forewarn our clients and friends on

2017-09-13T09:56:12+01:00August 27th, 2017|Mobile Devices, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Virus|Comments Off on Android Ransomware

The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

With the ongoing threat from cybercriminals using both high and low tech methods of identity theft, your data is your most prized possession. Like it or not you are no longer a person with a single identity. As we rely more and more on digital means to make our professional and personal lives more

2017-08-13T19:58:26+01:00August 13th, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security|Comments Off on The Importance PCI DSS Compliance

Cybercrime Part 4 – Lessons learned

In the final part in this series on cybercrime, I will highlight some other forms of cybercrime that you should be aware of and that have the potential to negatively impact your business operations. I will then finish off by summarising what has been covered throughout the series in a section titled "lessons learned" Other

2017-07-04T19:40:20+01:00June 21st, 2017|Data Protection, Ransomware, Scams, Security, Websites|Comments Off on Cybercrime Part 4 – Lessons learned
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