PayPal SMS Scam – Don’t be Fooled!

There is a PayPal phishing scam doing the rounds via SMS which inform the recipients that unusual activity has been detected on their PayPal accounts. If the user clicks on the link in the message, they are taken to phishing site which spoofs PayPal’s log in. They are then asked to log in with their [&hellip
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Charities Need to Watch Out for Scammers

The UK’s National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has warned charities to be wary of scammers and stated it will be “crucial for charities to have greater awareness of cyber-attacks and put a range of security measures in place.” One in five charities experienced a data breach or cyber-attack in 2018, with phishing emails the [&hellip
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Sophos 2020 Threat Report

Sophos have released their 2020 Threat Report. You can read the report by clicking on the image below
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2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report

Our partner SonicWall has released the 2020 SonicWall Cyber Threat Report. A number of shocking statistics have been revealed including: Researchers recorded 9.9 billion malware attacks in 2019. IOT malware is increasing due to more and more people having the devices in the home. There were 40.8 million web application attacks in 2019 – that [&hellip
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Our Cyber Security Workshop with Xyone

Please find below a recording of NCS IT Ltd’s Cyber Security Workshop with Xyone which was held at our offices in Rawtenstall in January
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Your December IT Security Briefing

End of the Line for Windows 7 and Server 2008 There is less than 50 days of support left for Windows 7 and Server 2008. On 14th January 2020, Microsoft will finally end all support for the popular Windows 7 operating system, and the similarly-aged Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2. In addition, some other widely-used [&hellip
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Opening Hours Over the Festive Season

Here are our office opening hours over the festive season: Friday 13th December: 8am – 1.30pm (It’s our Christmas party!) Monday 23rd December: 8am – 5pm as normal Tuesday 24th December: 8am – 1pm Wednesday 25th December: CLOSED Merry Christmas! Thursday 26th December: CLOSED Friday 27th December: 9am – 1pm Monday 30th December: 9am – [&hellip
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Domain Fraud Alert

We have seen two instances in the last week where fraudsters have purchased domains similar to a company’s name in order to impersonate them and fraudulently invoice their customers. Example scenario: 1. Joe Bloggs PLC’s website is www.joebloggs.co.uk 2. Fraudsters purchase the domain www.joe-bloggs-plc.co.uk in order to try to hoodwink Joe Bloggs PLC’s customers. 3. Fraudsters try [&hellip
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The November IT Security Briefing from NCS IT Ltd

This month you can find out about: Microsoft’s plan to “kill off” the password; How to block ransomware attacks on your mobile; The National Cyber Security Centre’s Weekly Threat Report; Windows 7 and Server 2008 will reach the end of the line in two months! From January 2020, our IT Security Briefings will start to [&hellip
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Do you know how to Block Ransomware Attacks on Your Mobile?

Many people let their guard down on mobiles devices but you should be as careful as if you were using a desktop. Here are a few ways to block mobile attacks > When using WiFi Don’t allow your device to join unfamiliar networks. Always turn off WiFi when you aren’t using it or don’t need [&hellip
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