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  • 20 Jan 2020 12:29 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Business disruption was the main objective of attackers in the last year, with ransomware, DDoS and malware commonly used.

    https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/business-disruption-attacks/#.XiV92TfeN00.twitter

  • 20 Jan 2020 12:23 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    A man from Nigeria living in Britain, Oluwaseun Ajayi and a woman said to be his lover, Inga Irbe, were on Friday, January 10, jailed following an investigation by the Met’s Central Specialist Crime – Cyber Crime Unit.

    https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/01/nigerian-man-lover-jailed-for-hacking-into-over-700-bank-accounts-in-britain/

  • 20 Jan 2020 12:21 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Microsoft has published a security advisory today about an Internet Explorer (IE) vulnerability that is currently being exploited in the wild -- a so-called zero-day.

    https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsoft-warns-about-internet-explorer-zero-day-but-no-patch-yet/


  • 20 Jan 2020 12:17 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Advice for organisations on implementing multi-factor authentication (or two-factor authentication) to protect against password guessing and theft on online services.

     https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/multi-factor-authentication-online-services


  • 20 Jan 2020 12:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Instead of relying on premade and well-known toolkits, the threat actors behind the TrickBot trojan decided to develop a private post-exploitation toolkit called PowerTrick to spread malware laterally throughout a network.

    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/trickbot-gang-created-a-custom-post-exploitation-framework/#.XiNrKO6SkWg.twitter

  • 20 Jan 2020 10:54 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Phishing emails that appear to be security alerts are the most effective method of compromise, says KnowBe4

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252476845/A-quarter-of-users-will-fall-for-basic-phishing-attacks

  • 20 Jan 2020 10:07 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fresh warning over Amazon 'phishing' scam. North Yorkshire Police has issued a warning over fake phone calls claiming to be from Amazon. The fraudster attempts to obtain personal and financial details from the victim. Known as 'phishing', officers are advising people to 'hang up the phone'.

    https://www.strayfm.com/news/local-news/3024431/police-warn-of-fresh-amazon-phishing-scam/#.Xh-Xg2Hdq7I.twitter

  • 20 Jan 2020 9:44 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Cyber criminals are spending longer hiding in target networks before launching their attacks, as more organised groups turn to business disruption to achieve their objectives

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252476633/Cyber-criminals-spend-three-months-lurking-in-target-networks

  • 20 Jan 2020 9:42 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Victim network was compromised by obfuscated malware hiding a Monero cryptominer, lurking inside a Wav audio file

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252476708/Researchers-find-cryptojacker-hiding-in-Wav-audio-file


  • 20 Jan 2020 9:40 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Owners of Google’s Nest home security cameras are being targeted in a sextortion scam by criminals playing on fears over IoT security

    https://www.computerweekly.com/news/252476643/Sextortion-campaign-hits-Nest-home-security-cameras


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