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Ransomware: The Next Big Automotive Cybersecurity Threat?

October 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Dozens of researchers have now shown that it’s possible to hack in to a car and commandeer its controls. But in the real world, such dire automotive cyberattacks have yet to materialise. Read more: http://blog.caranddriver.com/ransomware-the-next-big-automotive-cybersecurity-threat/

Ransomware Is Quickly Becoming a Significant Threat to Organisations

October 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ransomware, once a small-scale problem affecting PC users, has emerged as one of the most dangerous cyber threats to organisations. The number of new types of ransomware attacks that have been discovered hit a record high in 2015 and global losses likely run in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a report published […]

Threats are constantly evolving and changing. It’s not a question of if you will be attacked, but when!

October 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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Penetration testing or ‘pen testing’ is the most effective way of demonstrating that exploitable vulnerabilities within your company’s internet-facing resources have been identified, allowing suitable patches to be applied. The aim is to identify browser exploits, unpatched software, unsecure coding practices and weak encryption algorithms. A penetration test must be conducted by a certified ethical […]

What makes IoT ransomware a different and more dangerous threat?

October 3rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Ransomware has already managed to carve itself a niche as one of the main cybersecurity threats of 2016. As individuals, organisations and government agencies, we’re taking precautionary steps to protect ourselves against malware that can encrypt files beyond our reach. What we’re ignoring though, is the next wave of ransomware attacks, which will not target our […]

The Rise of Cybercrime

September 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Cybercrime is everywhere, it targets everyone and its threat is ever present. The only surprise is that we hear so little about it, but that is changing. The regularity with which high-profile websites and organisations are being hacked should be concerning, but often these hacks and the hackers are viewed as little more than an […]

School ransomware: A threat to be aware of

September 7th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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It can often feel like every day brings news stories about ransomware attacks on businesses, particularly at hospitals and schools. While the life-or-death nature of hospital data might force some healthcare organisations to accede to criminals’ demands in hopes of restoring access to that data as quickly as possible, some schools are also falling prey […]

New ransomware threat deletes files from Linux web servers

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A destructive ransomware program deletes files from web servers and asks administrators for money to return them, though it’s not clear if attackers can actually deliver on this promise. Dubbed FairWare, the malicious program is not the first ransomware threat to target Linux-based web servers but is the first to delete files. Another program called Linux.Encoder first […]

4 major email cyber security threats and how to tackle them

August 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Email is one of the most common routes in which a hacker can gain entry to your data and organisation. Organisations should be vigilant to this every-day tool, with constant reviews in how email security can be improved. Here are a few of the major email-related threats out there and how they can be mitigated.   […]

How to Avoid Android Malware and Other Android Security Threats

July 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The media (and Apple) still can’t stop talking about Android malware. Antivirus companies want to sell you a complete Android security solution, but Android malware can be avoided with a few common-sense tips. Antiviruses aren’t essential on Android, like they are on Windows. However, proper security practices like not downloading and installing suspicious programs also […]

6.4m kids – Vtech hack in numbers

December 3rd, 2015 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Children’s toy company Vtech announced it was hacked last week – with millions of children’s accounts accessed. The stolen data includes names and addresses, as well as, reportedly, pictures and chat logs. Vtech said they were still investigating the full extent of the hack. On Tuesday, the company shared more information about the breach. It […]

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