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Cyber Security Seminar: Registration Reminder

September 8th, 2017 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Only 39 days to go until our Cyber Security: Fake News seminar.  Be sure to register below for this not-to-be-missed event which is making a return due to popular demand   Powered by Eventbrite

Cyber Essentials – What you need to know!

May 22nd, 2017 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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WHAT IS CYBER ESSENTIALS? Cyber Essentials (CE) is a government-backed cyber security certification scheme that sets out a baseline of cyber security suitable for all organisations. The scheme addresses five key controls that, when implemented correctly, can prevent around 80% of cyber attacks. The certification can server as a valuable indicator that the organisation has […]

#Mobilemalware campaign wants to keep cyber criminals out of your mobile device

October 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets have become ingrained in our daily lives. Technology which was once only found on desktop computers can now be carried in the palm of one’s hands. Yet as the popularity of these devices explodes, the appetite of cybercriminals targeting these devices has grown too. The risk of mobile […]

New Malware Targets Android Banking Apps, Cybersecurity Group Says

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cybersecurity researchers said they have discovered a new type of malicious software that circumvents security features on version 6 of the Android mobile-phone operating system, allowing criminals to infiltrate banking apps and steal credit-card details. Kaspersky Lab, which tracks the activity of cyber threats, said the so-called malware seeks to steal a phone user’s details […]

Keyless systems of many VW Group cars can be hacked: researchers

August 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Tens of millions of vehicles sold by Volkswagen AG over the past 20 years, and some current models, are vulnerable to theft because keyless entry systems can be hacked using cheap technical devices, according to European researchers. Computer security experts at the University of Birmingham have published a paper outlining how they were able to clone […]

Who needs software vulnerabilities when you can find lame passwords?

August 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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True, attackers can have a lot of fun exploiting software vulnerabilities, but they’re nowhere near the top when it comes to the list of their favourite toys. That’s the finding of a new report (registration required), from the US security firm Praetorian, based on 100 penetration tests covering 75 unique organisations and 450 real-world attacks. […]

Criminals winning ‘cyber arms race’ – National Crime Agency

July 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Businesses and law enforcement agencies are losing the “cyber arms race” with online criminals, the UK’s National Crime Agency has warned. The technical capabilities of criminal gangs are outpacing the UK’s ability to deal with their threat, the NCA added. It said there were 2.46 million “cyber incidents” last year, including 700,000 frauds – with […]

Second bank cyber-attack detected by Swift after Bangladesh raid

May 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A cyber-attack, similar to one that saw $81m (£56m) stolen from Bangladesh’s central bank, has hit a second bank. The warning about the second attack came from Swift, which oversees the financial messaging network that underpins global money transfers. Swift said the target was a commercial bank but did not name the organisation or reveal […]

TalkTalk profits halve after cyber attack

May 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Telephone and broadband provider Talktalk saw profits more than halve following a hack attack on its systems last October. Profits fell to £14m compared with £32m a year earlier. That fall is partly due to the costs of last year’s serious cyber attack, which cost the company £42m. Dido Harding, TalkTalk chief executive told the […]

We’ve got stalkers in our pockets

April 14th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A study has found that more than a third – 36% – of stalking victims are tormented via cyber methods. Carried out by YouGov and commissioned by the Suzy Lamplugh Trust, the poll surveyed 4,054 British adults. It found that more than 18% of women and nearly 8% of men have suffered “repeated and unwanted […]

How to make big bucks hunting cyber bugs

April 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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This month the US government is launching its first-ever bug bounty programme – a 20-day scheme for cybersecurity savvy citizens to have a go at finding flaws in the Department of Defense’s public websites before the illegal hackers do. There is a $150,000 (£106,000) pot for rewarding the finders of significant bugs. Unauthorised hacks make […]

Majority of UK businesses expect to be hit by cyber attack

February 16th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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According to the recently released 2016 Risk:Value Report conducted by technology market researchers Vanson Bourne for NTT Com Security, UK businesses are the most pessimistic when it comes to cyber risks, compared with respondents from France, Germany, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States. The report, which surveyed 1,000 business decision-makers in those seven countries, […]

Irish lottery site and ticket machines hit by DDoS attack

January 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ireland’s National Lottery website and ticket machines were knocked offline after a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday. Customers trying to buy tickets for the €12m (£9m) draw found themselves unable to do so for nearly two hours. The jackpot was the largest in 18 months. Premier Lotteries Ireland (PLI), the operator, has […]

What is Encryption, and Why Are People Afraid of It?

November 30th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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With recent acts of terrorism in Paris and Lebanon, news media and government have been using the word “encryption” as if it’s somehow to blame. Nonsense. Encryption is easy to understand, and if you’re not using it, you should be. Like many technologies, encryption has the potential to be misused, but that does not make […]

Cyber-thieves ‘target Christmas shoppers’

November 26th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cyber-thieves are preparing malware and spam campaigns in a bid to catch out retailers and shoppers during the run-up to Christmas, experts say. One gang had updated the sophisticated malware it used to target tills in stores, security company iSight said. There had also been an increase in spam and phishing emails crafted to catch […]

UK to create cybersecurity forces to fight off ISIS hackers

November 18th, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The UK is boosting its cyber security efforts after government officials learned that ISIS is planning to launch cyber attacks on various infrastructures, such as hospitals, banks and air traffic control systems. According to Reuters, the nation plans to build “elite cyber offensive forces” to fight off hackers, and it’s pouring a lot of money into the project […]

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