What is social engineering?

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Social engineering is nothing but a kind of attack (cyber) vector. This attack vector relies pretty heavily on user interaction. More often than not, this type of attack involves hackers manipulating users into breaking or violating normal security standard operating procedures. Hackers also try to get users to move away from best practices so that …

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How to Secure Your Business with the Right Cyber Security

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Security is a continual hot topic among most if not all IT leaders in small, medium and large businesses. Every day, new threats are emerging. They include vulnerabilities in the Internet of Things devices and ransomware in crucial systems. The existing threats are also evolving, such as malware that targets mobile devices, phishing scams over …

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UK Rail Network Encountered Multiple Cyber Attacks

UK Rail Network Attacks

According to researchers, the UK rail network became a victim of cyber attacks in the last one year. The spate of cyber attacks has become commonplace to the extent that the UK rail network suffered not less than four major attacks in the past twelve months alone. Darktrace discovered the cyber attacks which targeted different …

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LizardStresser Used To Target IoT To Launch DDoS Attacks

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An increasing number of threat actors are taking advantage of Lizard Squad’s LizardStresser botnets for targeting IoT gadgets. Their purpose? For later use in a massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The “DDoS for hire” tool created by the group has allowed cybercriminals to assemble botnet armies, with the most recent successfully launched DDoS attacks against …

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Protecting your business and staff from the threat of cyber & physical terrorism

Unfortunately, we live in a time where we all face the ever looming threat of terrorism, at home, overseas and digitally. MI5 have stated that terrorism is a significant threat to businesses all over the UK, and as result companies need to protect themselves, and their employees, from attacks. To do this; however, it’s vital …

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What 2015 Biggest Hacks Taught us about Cyber Security

Biggest Hacks in 2015 and What They Have Taught Us

A lot has been said about the overall security of the Internet, especially with the increasing number of mind boggling hacks completed within the year 2015 alone. In fact, a significant rise has been noticed over the years, as far as the number and sophistication of such hacks is concerned. If you take a look …

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Anonymous hacks ESA and exposes private data of thousands of people

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Anonymous, a famous hacking group, claims compromising European Space Agency (aka ESA). According to them, the hack exposed personal information including emails, names and passwords. The group performed the hack as a ‘prank’ ahead of the Christmas holiday. The group hacked ESA’s sub-domains. This hack should be a warning to the 8,000 folks whose personal …

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2016 cyber security predictions: top threats and countermeasures

Potential Cyber attacks that could impact you and possibly your business in 2016

Potential cyber attacks that could impact you and possibly your business in 2016 With the advancement of technology, added to the fact that we’re becoming more ‘digitally’ focused.  We’ve dipped into the crystal ball and randomly looked into seven (7) different aspect of life in 2015 (in regards to cyber security and privacy) and what …

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Online dating website Ashley Madison hacked by Impact Team

Online Dating Website Ashley Madison Hacked by Impact Team

Cheating network and website Ashley Madison with the tagline: “Life is short. Have an affair.” that enables married people to cheat has been compromised. The hackers are threatening to release private data of millions of customers. Ashley Madison, which inspires married people to cheat on their partners and advertises thirty-seven million users, had its system …

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An info-stealing pita bread cooked by Israeli hackers

An Info-Stealing Pita Bread Pioneering by Israeli Hackers

The researchers from Tel Aviv University revealed that data can be steal from the air via utilizing a device concealed inside a slice of a pita bread. It is something like Get Smart or out of Mission Impossible. The researchers have achieved that, pioneering a method to demolish the encryption keys via radio waves through …

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