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Action Brought Against Employee who Fell for Email Scam

Last month, a firm in Glasgow brought action against a former employee who fell for an email scam. The member of staff received several emails which appeared to be from their boss, but they were in fact from an imposter. You can read the story on the BBC website here > It is important that […]
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The Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes

This is a really useful leaflet from Metropolitan Police, share it with your colleagues. The Little Leaflet of Cyber Mistakes >
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It’s the End of the Line for Windows 7 (and Server 2008 as well!)

There is less than one year left for Windows 7 support. On 14th January 2020, Microsoft will finally end all support for the popular Windows 7 operating system. In addition, some other widely-used software 2010 will also go out of support in 2020, including Windows Server 2008 R2 Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 Microsoft Exchange […]
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February’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to the February issue of our IT Security Briefing. This month you can find out about: Phishing continuing to dominate the global cybercrime arena; Apple’s latest software update; The NCSC’s Weekly Threat Report; Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers and Windows 7. We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you would […]
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NCSC Weekly Threat Report February 2019

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) have released their Weekly Threat Report. Among the stories in this edition is Deliveroo whose customers are reporting that their accounts have been accessed, delivery addresses added, and orders made without their knowledge or consent. Read the report here >
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Apple Release Update 12.1.4

Apple have just released software update 12.1.4 for iPhones and iPads. Please ensure you check your devices and install the update as soon as possible. This update resolves the Group FaceTime security flaw which you may have heard about in the press. (Read about it on the BBC website here > ) You can find […]
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Phishing Continues to Dominate Global Cybercrime Arena

We’ve discussed phishing in many of our previous security briefings, but it is something that continues to dominate the global cybercrime arena. “In 2018, we saw a huge proliferation of very successful phishing campaigns,” said Ryan Rubin, partner, UK Forensic & Integrity Services team, Ernst & Young. “Unfortunately, cyber criminals are being very effective and […]
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January’s IT Security Briefing from NCS

Welcome to our first IT Security Briefing of 2019. This month you can find out about: Microsoft support ending for 2008 servers and Windows 7; Tips for staying safe online;  SMS phishing is alive and well;  Did you know hackers can access your router? We hope you enjoy this issue, if there is anything you […]
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Did you know Hackers can Access your Router?

In the last three years, cyberattacks against insecure routers have rocketed. Wired have reported how hackers can use security vulnerabilities in routers to access personal details. Find out how and read the article here >
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SMS Phishing is Alive and Well

Text messaging may be seen as an old form of communication nowadays, but SMS phishing is still alive and well. Below is an example of a phishing text purporting to come from Argos. Whilst the language used isn’t exactly what the retailer would use, if you looked at it quickly you could be tricked into […]
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