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Phishing: How to not get hooked by hackers

8.5.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Phishing is an attempt to obtain sensitive information by pretending to be a trustworthy source via electronic communication. Social engineering attacks are increasing in sophistication and prevalence. 156 million phishing emails are sent out every day. And of the businesses and charities that suffered a cyber-breach or attack in the last year, 80% identified a phishing attack as the cause, making it the most common type of attack. The human element is often the weakest link and the first barrier in a company’s security. Plus phishing emails are becoming more believable and therefore harder to detect. Let’s take a look…

Three Ways to Avoid Cryptolocker Malware

30.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Cryptolocker is a Trojan horse malware threat that has gained notoriety over the last few years, after it was first used to maliciously attack Windows devices in 2013. But how does this attack work and what could it mean for…

DDoS Attacks: A History of their Evolution

16.4.2019 by Charlotte Greene

Over the last two decades, dramatic changes in the tech industry have altered the changing landscape of advancing cyber-attacks. The threat of DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks is increasing and evolving. But where did it all begin? Let’s find…

[UPDATES] New Year, New DDoSX®

18.12.2018 by Jenn Granger

It’s official – 2018 was the year of the cyber-attack, with a record number of incidents being reported. Facebook, Marriott, British Airways, some of the very building blocks of our lives today have suffered immense breaches which have left them…

Did We Make It Easy for Hackers in 2018?

18.12.2018 by Jenn Granger

While it’s easy to think that your small business is exempt from the wrath of a cyber-attacker, with only the larger organisations seeming to suffer highly damaging attacks, this stat is a reminder that all businesses are a target. In…

Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference – Speaker Announcement

28.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Hackers beware! There’s less than one week to go before Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference is unveiled in Manchester and we’ve just announced our incredible line-up of speakers who are here to debunk the jargon, share expert advice and bring you the…

GDPR & Your Cybersecurity – Why It Matters

27.4.2018 by Jenn Granger

The 25th May is getting closer. Are you ready for the GDPR deadline? Our GDPR Unlocked event on 2nd and 3rd May (London and Manchester) is open to all businesses across the UK. Throughout both mornings, industry experts will be…

Fix Your PC Leaks: Our Experts Share Their Best Tips

19.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

2017 takes the trophy for the largest number of data breaches ever. While 2016 held the record with 82,000 breaches, 2017 far surpassed it with 160,000 – that’s a rise of 78,000! However this number is likely to be much…

2018 – The Year of the Memcached Attack

8.3.2018 by Jenn Granger

DDoS attacks have been hitting the headlines over the past few years, with a number of high-profile cases causing catastrophic effects for many businesses. However, a new kind of attack is on our radar. Meet the memcached attack. We’re all…

Cloud UK Live Manchester 2018 – Live Blog

7.3.2018 by Jenn Granger