Posts Tagged ‘cybercrime’

UK commits £1.9B to National Cyber Security Strategy, working with Microsoft and more

November 1st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The recent rush of allegations against countries like Russia and China and their possible roles in cyber attacks on countries like the U.S. have prompted a big move from the UK: the government said today that it plans to invest £1.9 billion ($2.3 billion) over the next five years in a new cyber defence plan, called […]

Cyber crime: A third of people in Yorkshire admit to sharing online passwords

October 27th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Senior police officers leading the fight against cyber crime in Yorkshire and the Humber have urged the public to take basic precautions after statistics revealed almost one in three people in the region had shared their passwords with someone else. Read more at:

Cyber crime ‘cost UK residents £210 each in the last year’

October 18th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The UK lost almost £11bn to cyber criminals in the past year, figures suggest. The latest figure equates to approximately £210 per person over the age of 16 living in the UK, but is only based on incidents registered with the national reporting centre Action Fraud, Get Safe Online and the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) […]

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 »

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 […]

The 2016 trends in cybercrime that you need to know about

September 29th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The volume, scope and cost of cybercrime have reached very high levels – and are set to get even higher, according to a report from Europol – the European Union’s (EU) law enforcement agency. In a report identifying eight trends in the underworld of cybercrime, Europol warned that cybercrime offences were becoming the norm and […]

Tips for thwarting cybercrime

September 26th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

No one is immune from the threat of cyber crime. Its many forms include online identity theft, financial fraud, stalking, bullying, hacking, e-mail spoofing, information piracy and forgery plus much more. The results can vary from major annoyance to financial devastation or even endangered personal safety. The ever-increasing frequency of news reports about cyber crime […]

The Rise of Cybercrime

September 22nd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

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 […]

Ransomware: The evolution of cybercrime, a roundtable

August 25th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

The threat from ransomware continues to grow and the situation will only get darker before mitigation efforts prove reliable and the miscreants move on to another attack vector. This was just one of the points made by a panel of four noted cybersecurity experts gathered in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday morning for the Dell Data Security Ransomware […]

University hit 21 times in one year by ransomware

August 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Universities and NHS trusts in England have been hit hard by ransomware in the last year, according to Freedom of Information requests carried out by two cybersecurity firms. Bournemouth University, which boasts a cybersecurity centre, has been hit 21 times in the last 12 months. Twenty-eight NHS Trusts said they had been affected. Ransomware is […]

How Cloud-Based Security Can Protect You Against Data Theft

August 4th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

We have entered an era where data is becoming a key factor in business success. Companies are increasingly adopting services and tools that collect and store huge amounts of environment- and customer-related data. These data sets are subsequently fed into analytics, business intelligence, and machine learning solutions to help with making smart decisions to deliver […]

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in July

July 28th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Data breach StarCare Specialty Health System notifies patients after burglar snatches laptop, paper files O2 customer data sold on dark net King’s counselling department breaches students’ privacy Athens Orthopedic Clinic to begin notifying patients of hack WikiLeaks Put Women in Turkey in Danger, for No Reason 10 million customer’s data leaked from online shopping site […]

Nearly six million fraud and cyber crimes last year, ONS says

July 21st, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »

Almost six million fraud and cyber crimes were committed last year in England and Wales, the Office for National Statistics has said. It estimated there were two million computer misuse offences and 3.8 million fraud offences in the 12 months to the end of March – suggesting fraud is the most common type of crime. […]

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