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Hoax Ransomware Emails: How to Stay Safe

26.11.2018 by Jenn Granger

In recent weeks, we’ve seen a worrying trend in fake ransomware emails telling people across the globe that they’ve been hacked and demanding a fee be paid to release their private details. Here, we take a look at what these ransomware emails look like and what you can do to prevent your details being leaked to tricksters.   What does the ransomware email say? Hoaxers are sending out emails telling people that they posted a Trojan virus on illicit sites and that, as a result, their details have been hacked. The malicious actor says they have webcam footage of the…

5 Tips for Staying Safe on Computer Security Day

30.11.2016 by Katherine Kelly

Happy International Computer Security Day everyone! While it’s arguably not the catchiest  sounding day, there’s never been a better time to catch onto good security. Technically every day should be computer security day, but realistically things can slip a little,…

o2 Customers Caught in a Dark Net

28.7.2016 by Katherine Kelly

Lurking in the shadows of the dark net users can buy guns, drugs, tigers and, more recently, o2 customer details. The personal details of o2 customers have been making the rounds for sale on the dark net and it can…

The Missing Link(edIn)

26.5.2016 by Katherine Kelly

Alright so say you’ve got a house, an office, a car and a safe deposit box (congratulations, you’re an adult). You wouldn’t use the same key across all of those things, right? And – especially if you did - you…

LinkedIn to a Security Scare

19.5.2016 by Katherine Kelly

So, heads up LinkedIn users - the latest connection in your network could be a cyber crim. 117m users of the business networking site have had their passwords and email addresses exposed in a mass hack and are now being…

Add an Extra Factor to your Security

3.11.2015 by Katherine Kelly

When it comes to cyber crime, we assume that most security breaches are carried out by highly technical hackers, breaking carefully crafted defences until they get to our info. But actually there are lots of ways attackers could grab your…