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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 well-acquainted with the DDoS attacks of recent years that have knocked out even the highest-flying channels. The Mirai botnet attack on Dyn in October 2016 brought down popular websites such as Netflix, the Guardian, Reddit, CNN and Twitter. “100,000 malicious endpoints” were detected as Dyn was bombarded with traffic, causing havoc for big business and internet users alike. The effects…

Cybersecurity Fines Will Soon Go From Thousands To Millions

26.1.2018 by Al McCloud

Carphone Warehouse has been issued a £4,000 penalty from the ICO. After GDPR, that could be a measly fee.  Are you at the top of your security game? Let’s pretend that you’re an awful, cavalier business owner who doesn’t care…

How Wireless Routers Were Hacked into a DDoS Army

17.1.2018 by Al McCloud

What the Huawei HG532 router teaches us about IoT security. Arguably the first ‘Internet of Things’ device was created back in 1991 at the University of Cambridge. It was called the ‘Trojan Room coffee pot’ – it was a camera,…

Could Cyber-Attacks Have Changed the Brexit Outcome?

18.4.2017 by Guest

Lately, we’ve been talking a lot about DDoS attacks and how they are affecting the world. We know they dramatically slow down an eCommerce site, which is a big deal if your livelihood relies on online sales. But how else are…

How Secure is the Internet of Things?

22.2.2017 by Penny Piper

Have you got an Internet of Things (IoT) device? From easily identifiable appliances – think smartwatches and heating systems – to more novel items like L’Oreal’s IoT hairbrush, we’re integrating tech into our daily lives in a major way. Our…

Your Guide to Surviving Cyber Security in 2017

3.1.2017 by Katherine Kelly

Whether you’ve got ten resolutions for 2017 printed, laminated and on your wall, or all you’ve got so far is ‘make it through the first day back at work’ (you’re nearly there, congrats!), the one resolution you should be aiming…

Another Day, Another Critical Vulnerability

16.4.2015 by Katherine Kelly

In case you thought that April was looking a little quiet, another vulnerability has just been found in Windows, and it’s currently thought to be critical. Whilst Microsoft has been on it pretty sharpish, there are things that you need…

What Could Be Costing you £100,000 an Hour

2.4.2015 by Katherine Kelly

There are lots of frustrating ways to lose money. It falls out of your pocket, an investment goes bad, or you just pay above the odds for something you really want. The most frustrating ways though, are those that are…

A Headline Hack-trick

31.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

One high profile cyber attack is bad enough, but three close together becomes a terrifying reminder of how rapidly threats are moving online. Three new cyber attacks have hit the headlines this week; and all three have taken away some useful security tips…

An Eye For An Isp

23.3.2015 by Katherine Kelly

If someone sold you a dodgy device, you’d probably get pretty mad; but if someone knowingly sold you a dodgy device that’s a whole new level of uncool. Some ISPs are being accused of distributing ADSL routers that they knew…