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Twitter hack: Social Engineering Explained 

16.7.2020 by Guest

Yesterday, several high-profile Twitter accounts were accessed by hackers and used as part of a bitcoin scam. Barack Obama, Elon Musk, Uber and Apple were amongst those targeted by the attackers, who posted scam links promising that donations made to a bitcoin wallet would be doubled by the account holder. The link however, lead to the hacker’s accounts.  A coordinated social engineering attack  Twitter has revealed this morning that it believes the source of the scam to be a social engineering attack, which targeted specific employees at the company with certain access permissions.   Although further information about the nature of the attack is unknown at present, it highlights one of the most important security considerations for any organisation. Social engineering plays a key part in the cyber-threat landscape,…

#ScrollFreeSeptember

20.9.2019 by Charlotte Nuttall

The heads down generation PING! PING! PING! WhatsApp, Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn, TikTok, Pinterest, YouTube…the list is endless. Social media has become a huge part of all our lives. Today, the UK has more than 45 million social…

Fast Fridays – 20th January 2017

20.1.2017 by Jenn Granger

Welcome to Friday everyone, it’s going to be a good’un, we can feel it in our bones! Before you crack on with all of the fun though, catch up with what’s been going on in this week’s blog – from…

Fast Fridays – 18th November 2016

18.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

Well done you beautiful humans, you’ve won at another week! This week we’ve been talking about all of the things, from last minute tips for peak periods, to our role as headline sponsor of Mage Titans 2016. Now have a…

Fast Fridays – 4th November 2016

4.11.2016 by Jenn Granger

Welcome to Friday everyone; the first day of the rest of your weekend! This week’s blog had it all going on, from Halloween, to how to meet customers’ growing expectations. Now ‘avva quick catch up with the best of the rest…

Fast Fridays – 7th October 2016

7.10.2016 by Jenn Granger

Happy Friday humans, you’ve made it through another week and are mere hours away from the sweet taste of the weekend (which tastes like sleep and fun in case you were wondering). In this week’s blog we’ve been talking about…

Fridays at UKFast – 12th August 2016

12.8.2016 by Jenn Granger

Today is a pretty great day to be alive; it’s Friday, and Friday means the Friday roundup. In case you’ve missed it because you were off, you know, actually doing your job, in this week’s blog we’ve been talking about…

Fridays at UKFast – 10th June 2016

10.6.2016 by Jenn Granger

Hello Friday you beauuuty! This week we’ve been talking about a very British cloud, and putting your business on cloud 9 with our upcoming event. On the third birthday of our eCloud we’re sharing the top three benefits of the range,…

Fridays at UKFast – 4th December

4.12.2015 by Jenn Granger

It’s Friday, it’s December, maybe you’ve got your Christmas party this weekend – basically, it's a good time to be alive! This week we’ve been talking about the Autumn statement, tips from the Insider breakfast on SME growth, the dazzling…

Why Privacy Should be Your ‘Most Used Word’

24.11.2015 by Jenn Granger

While the draw of finding out which words you use the most on Facebook may not hold much sway for some (mostly because mine would clearly just prove that I talk about ‘Freddos’ far too much), around 17 million people…