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And the 10 latest blog posts relating to IT security and Cloud Web Security from ITWiser of Yorkshire :-

17 Aug
Scottish Parliament under siege!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that hackers are trying to break into email accounts within the Scottish parliament (http://www.parliament.scot/). The unidentified hackers (https://www.theguardian.com/technology/hacking) are doing a similar attack to the one that happened against Westminster. Holyrood  ..

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16 Aug
Ffrees customers unaware of any breach!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that customers of the UK financial services company Ffrees (https://www.ffrees.co.uk/login), said they weren’t aware of any breaches until months after the event. 4 months after the event took place a security researcher got in touch with the people affected. The same  ..

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15 Aug
APT style attack against 4000+ firms!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
A potential state sponsored cyberattack that was aimed at 4000+ infrastructure firms has been blamed on a lone Nigerian cyber criminal. The campaign started back in April this year and it has targeted very large international organisations. The organisations are in the manufacturing, oil, gas, b ..

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14 Aug
Is your inbox full of Phish these days?

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Fraudsters will use phishing (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phishing) to try obtain personal or private information, or commercially sensitive information or funds by impersonating a reliable and trustworthy source. The fraudsters commonly use email to target their victims, they also use other m ..

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11 Aug
Ukrainian man arrested over NotPetya attack!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It’s been reported that a middle aged Ukrainian man has been arrested on suspicion of distributing the very menacing NotPetya (https://www.topsec.com/it-security-news-and-info/what-is-notpetya-ransomware) ransomware. Sergey Neverov 51, a computer enthusiast and also a video blogger fr ..

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10 Aug
TalkTalk fined for exposing sensitive info!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
The ICO (https://ico.org.uk/) have hit TalkTalk (https://www.talktalk.co.uk/shop/) with a £100,000 fine after sensitive records for 21,000 people were exposed to fraudsters in an Indian call centre. The breach first came to light in September 2014 when TalkTalk (https://www.talktalk.co.uk/ ..

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09 Aug
Microsoft releases patches for flaws!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
Microsoft (https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/store/b/home?WT.mc_id=pointitsem+Google+Adwords+GBR_gaPMG_STR_SEM_Microsoft+Store_B_English_General_NA_STD_NA_NA_Google_ALL&s_kwcid=AL!4249!3!207286055013!e!!g!!microsoft&ef_id=WSWlIQAABIOlEXYD:20170809151917:s&invsrc=search) have released t ..

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08 Aug
Russian man jailed over Ebury botnet!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported that a Russian man has been sentenced to 46 months in prison, after he admitted using the Ebury (https://www.welivesecurity.com/2014/02/21/an-in-depth-analysis-of-linuxebury/) malware to create a botnet for fun and profit. Maxim Senakh aged 41 from Novgorog, Russia was jaile ..

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07 Aug
Malware creator collared by the FBI!

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It’s been reported that Marcus Hutchins was arrested last Wednesday in Las Vegas on suspicion of writing malware programs. Hutchins who goes by the name MalwareTechBlog on Twitter (https://twitter.com/login) was arrested after he attended the DEF CON (https://www.defcon.org/) hacking confe ..

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04 Aug
WannaCrypt victims forked out $140k+

Posted By: ITWiser Webmaster - Yorkshire's IT Specialists

 
 
It has been reported recently that the victims of the WannaCrypt (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WannaCry_ransomware_attack) ransomware attacks back in May have parted with more than $140,000 (£105,000). The money that was taken was removed from online wallets yesterday at 4am. This maj ..

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