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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…

Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference – Live Blog

2.7.2018 by Jenn Granger

Live blog to come - 08:45 (BST) 03/07/2018

Unlocked: Inside the World of Cryptojacking

18.6.2018 by Jenn Granger

Cryptojacking is the hot topic in tech, security and cryptocurrency circles, but what does it mean and how can you keep your hardware protected from these attacks? On 3rd July we are hosting Unlocked: Cybersecurity Conference in Manchester. We’ll be on-hand to give you further advice on…

Cryptojacking Attacks: What You Need To Know

14.5.2018 by Jenn Granger

Cybercriminals are in the money right now. According to, cybercrime generates $1.5tn every year, with ransomware attacks contributing $1bn to that figure. Cybercriminals now earn 15% more than those in traditional crime. And now there is a new contender.…

Decrypting Cryptolocker

7.9.2016 by Jenn Granger

As we said earlier in the week, cyber security threats can come in all shapes and sizes. Right now our hit-team of security experts have noticed an increasing trend in Cryptolocker ransomware. Oh good. As ever, when a specific type…

Fast Friday – 2nd August 2016

2.9.2016 by Jenn Granger

Great work on making it to Friday everyone - as all three of our readers will know, in this week’s blog we’ve been talking about all of the weirdness, from the security lessons we can learn from Will Shakespeare to why eCommerce…

10 Cyber Security Lessons of 2016 So Far

4.7.2016 by Jenn Granger

There are so many lessons we have already learnt from 2016: if you’re a celebrity you should probably start taking very good care of your health; now is not the time to buy Euros; any business, big or small, is a…

Ransomware – The Next Generation

21.6.2016 by Jenn Granger

Humans are always evolving – we invented the wheel, we went digital, and I’m pretty sure that Game of Thrones is about as good as TV’s going to get for us. Unfortunately, malware evolves too, and – just like the…

Phishing for Trouble

11.4.2016 by Jenn Granger

In the spirit of keeping up to date with vital security information, there’s a new ransomware/phishing nightmare team knocking about that you’re going to want to know about. It's extra sinister because it knows where you live; this makes it harder to…

Mac ‘n’ Unease

10.3.2016 by Jenn Granger

For years, the Apple Mac has billed itself as the last bastion of the security world - an unbreachable fortress of tech-ery. If that’s not tempting fate I don’t know what is. Over the last week a piece of ransomware called…