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September 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in ilicomm News No Comments »
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ilicomm Technology Solutions are a security accredited company that can review your IT infrastructure using world class consultants with years of experience within the Cyber Security Industry, working for companies such as IBM, Dixons, Carphone, Boots & Siemens.  What is (ISO 27001 Accreditation) ? ilicomm holding this international accreditation, means you can be safe in […]

Small business vulnerable to cyber attacks

September 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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HACKERS struggling to ­infiltrate bigger, tech-savvy and cashed-up businesses are looking to breach the security of the small end of town, a data protection company has warned. IT security company ­Tesserent says it has noticed “a strong trend towards ­attacks on smaller companies, particularly over the past year or two”. Tesserent spokesman Kurt Hansen said it […]

New ‘Fantom’ Ransomware Poses As Windows Update

August 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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IT managers have a new ransomware threat on their radar that comes camouflaged as a Critical Windows Update to trick enterprise users and consumers into clicking malicious links. Fantom, a recently released ransomware variant, was discovered by malware researcher at security software firm AVG, Jakub Kroustek, who spotted the attackers using the detailed disguise to steal information from […]

Edgbaston record company boss Jim Simpson ‘held hostage’ by computer virus attack

August 30th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Record company boss Jim Simpson has issued a stark warning to all small companies – after a work experience student he’d taken on accidentally opened an email which then held his business to ransom. When Jim Simpson first put Ozzy Osbourne on a stage with Black Sabbath and then launched his own label Big Bear […]

Beware of ransomware hiding in shortcuts

August 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Even if you haven’t been hit by ransomware yourself, you probably know someone who has. Most ransomware gets straight to work as soon as it infects your computer: it scrambles some or all of your files and then callously offers to sell you a tool to unscramble them. If you have a recent backup (one […]

Can machines keep us safe from cyber-attack?

August 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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After robot cars and robot rescue workers, US research agency Darpa is turning its attention to robot hackers. Best known for its part in bringing the internet into being, the Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency has more recently brought engineers together to tackle what it considers to be “grand challenges”. These competitions try to accelerate […]

MySpace and Tumblr hit by ‘mega breach’

May 31st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Hundreds of millions of hacked account details from social networks MySpace and Tumblr have been advertised for sale online. In both cases, the logins appear to have been stolen several years ago but only recently came to light. The incident comes the same month it emerged that a four-year-old database containing more than 167 million […]

The ransomware attack that knows where you live

April 15th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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We often hear people saying, “I back myself to spot all the phishes that come my way.” That’s because many phishing emails, perhaps even most of them if you look hard enough, contain tell-tale mistakes that arouse suspicion. Perhaps there’s a phrase that a native speaker of your language would simply never use, or a […]

Massive malvertising attack poisons 288 sites

April 13th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A malvertising campaign has swamped most of the Netherlands’ most popular sites, affecting millions of users. The campaign began to take root on Sunday, when security firm Fox-IT noted a spike in incidents involving malware exploit kits. Spotted among those kits was the notorious Angler: the CaaS, or Crimeware-as-a-Service, that crooks have chosen to spread […]

The ransomware that knows where you live

April 8th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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A widely distributed scam email that quoted people’s postal addresses links to a dangerous form of ransomware, according to a security researcher. Andrew Brandt, of US firm Blue Coat, contacted the BBC after hearing an episode of BBC Radio 4’s You and Yours that discussed the phishing scam. Mr Brandt discovered that the emails linked […]

New ransomware with an old trick: “Petya” parties like it’s 1989

April 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Petya is modern-day malware that locks you out of your data, much like TeslaCrypt or Locky, but does it the hard way. This malware family (detected and blocked by Sophos products as Troj/Petya-*) uses low-level programming tricks that went out of vogue nearly two decades ago. Instead of scrambling your data files and leaving the […]

Adblocker blockers move to a whole new level

February 2nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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GALE WARNING Hold onto your hats! Adblockers do pretty much what they say. They usually run as browser plugins, so they can see what’s coming and going in your browser, try to identify ads, and stop them from being downloaded, rendered or displayed. You can also block ads at your web gateway, if you have […]

Lincolnshire County Council hit by £1m malware demand

February 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Lincolnshire County Council’s computer systems have been closed for four days after being hit by computer malware demanding a £1m ransom. Ransomware encrypts data on infected machines and only unscrambles it if victims pay a fee. The authority said it was working with its computer security provider to apply a fix to its systems. Chief […]

Don’t Use Your Antivirus’ Browser Extensions: They Can Actually Make You Less Safe

January 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Most antivirus programs–or “security suites”, as they call themselves–want you to install their browser extensions. They promise these toolbars will help keep you safe online, but they usually just exist to make the company some money. Worse yet, these extensions are often hideously vulnerable to attack. Many antivirus toolbars are, at best, just rebranded Ask Toolbar extensions. […]

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