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One in Seven #BlackFriday Emails Are Malicious

One in Seven #BlackFriday Emails Are Malicious

More than one in seven emails sent on Black Friday today could be a scam, security experts have warned. Vade Secure claims to protect one billion inboxes around the world with AI-powered security for Microsoft 365. Its Current Events tracker has detected a predictable spike in malicious messages containing text about the shopping discount extravaganza today. […]

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SMB Skills Gaps and #COVID19 Imperil Cyber-Resilience

SMB Skills Gaps and #COVID19 Imperil Cyber-Resilience

Skills gaps and mass remote working are the biggest security challenges facing small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) today, according to new research from Infosecurity Europe. The organizers behind the number one cybersecurity event in the region canvassed opinion from nearly 3700 industry experts via a Twitter poll. A plurality (42%) cited a lack of security […]

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New Code to Force Tech Giants to Provide Greater Data Transparency and Choice

New Code to Force Tech Giants to Provide Greater Data Transparency and Choice

The UK government has unveiled plans to develop a new statutory code for tech companies that are designed to give customers more choice and control over their data. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DCMS) said that a dedicated Digital Markets Unit will work alongside regulators such as Ofcom and the Information Commissioners […]

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NCSC Helping Man United Recover from Cyber-Attack

NCSC Helping Man United Recover from Cyber-Attack

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is assisting Manchester United in dealing with the cyber-attack which struck the English football club last week. Last Friday, the Premier League side confirmed in a statement that an incident had taken place,  following which affected systems were shut down to “contain the damage and protect data.” One week […]

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Experts Call for Online Fake News to Be Addressed as #COVID19 Vaccine Emerges

Experts Call for Online Fake News to Be Addressed as #COVID19 Vaccine Emerges

There need to be better steps taken by politicians and social media platforms to deal with fake news, especially as the COVID-19 vaccine is created. Speaking during the Westminster Forum Conference on tackling fake news and online misinformation, event chair Khalid Mahmood MP, shadow defense minister for procurement, said, as we have seen throughout the pandemic, […]

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How to Reduce Fake News in Online Advertising

How to Reduce Fake News in Online Advertising

Steps can be taken to reduce the threat of fake news infiltrating online advertising. Speaking during the Westminster Forum Conference about tackling fake news and online misinformation, Konrad Shek, deputy director, policy and regulation at the Advertising Association, said the advent of disinformation has had an “enormous impact on trust in the media and politics.” He said […]

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MasterChef Producer Hit by Double Extortion Ransomware

MasterChef Producer Hit by Double Extortion Ransomware

A multibillion-dollar TV production company has become the latest big corporate name caught out by ransomware, it emerged late last week. French multinational firm Banijay SAS owns over 120 production firms around the world, delivering TV shows ranging from MasterChef and Big Brother to Black Mirror and The Island with Bear Grylls. In a short […]

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Delaware County Pays $500,000 Ransom After Outages

Delaware County Pays $500,000 Ransom After Outages

A US county is in the process of paying half-a-million dollars to ransomware extorters who locked its local government network, according to reports. Pennsylvania’s Delaware County revealed the attack last week, claiming in a notice that it had disrupted “portions of its computer network. “We commenced an immediate investigation that included taking certain systems offline […]

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