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Phishing Attacks Jump by 21% in Latest Quarter

Kaspersky has revealed the number of worldwide phishing attacks detected by them hit 129.9 million during the second quarter of 2019. During the most recent quarter, the average percentage of spam in global mail traffic hit 57.6%, up 1.67% from the previous year’s quarter. The largest share of spam was seen in May at 58.7%. […]
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BEC Overtakes Ransomware in Cyber-Insurance Claims

Insurance giant AIG have reported that CEO Fraud (also known as Business Email Compromise) related cyber-insurance claims accounted for 23% of all claims in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Asia) region in 2018. Business Email Compromise (BEC) has overtaken ransomware and data breaches as the main reason companies filed a cyber-insurance claim. Ransomware […]
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The August IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: The use of PDF attachments to infect IT systems is on the rise; The dangers of Emotet malware; Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in less than 6 months! The Weekly Threat Report from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). We hope you […]
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How to Stop Emotet Malware

Emotet is truly a threat to be reckoned with. In fact, the US Department for Homeland Security considers Emotet to be among the most costly and destructive threats to business right now. Its reach is global with infections reported on every continent. Emotet is a very sophisticated threat that, once in, can quickly infect an entire organization. […]
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Using PDF Attachments to Infect IT Systems on the Rise

Our partner SonicWall has revealed that the use of malware-laden PDF email attachments has spiked in recent months. Over the course of 2018, SonicWall detected 47,000 new attack variants using PDFs, while they observed more than 73,000 of these variants in March 2019 alone. 67,000 of these PDFs linked to scammers, while 5,500 contained links […]
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Security Alert – BT Fraud Squad Scam

We have been made aware of a scam taking place whereby you receive a phone call from someone purporting to be from the “BT Fraud Squad.” The caller claimed that the company’s IP address had been made public and so required access to their computer and bank account. Unfortunately this has resulted in a significant […]
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July’s IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in 6 months! Why you should consider Microsoft’s Advanced Threat Protection; Why you should use a Password Manager; The dangers of USB devices. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would like […]
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Why your Employees Need to Recognise the Dangers of USBs

Organisations often overlook USB devices as means for an attacker to infect their systems. USB devices however continue to be a viable target for cybercriminals to use to gain access to your organisation’s IT system and infect it with malware, trojans, or ransomware. If your employees use USB devices, it would be a good idea […]
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Why you Need to Use a Password Manager

Password managers are a brilliant tool to enhance your IT security. Here’s 5 reasons why you should be using a password manager. 1. Your passwords are too simple – this is the biggest reason, bar none. If you’re using passwords that you can easily remember (such as password, password123, happyhappyjoyjoy, etc.) you’re at risk. Why? […]
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Security SOS Week Podcast Summit July 2019

The Week You’ve All Been Waiting For… Security SOS Week – Podcast Summit 8th – 12th July 2019 | 14:00 BST Every Day Register Below Today Back by popular demand, join us this July for Security SOS Week – Podcast Summit 2019. Five top security experts from Sophos are stepping up to the microphone each day […]
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