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Detroit says no to ransom

Detroit says no to ransom

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Holiday retail “freeze” takes hold

Holiday retail “freeze” takes hold

With the holiday retail “freeze” underway, any security upgrades or technology additions are put on hold until after the busy holiday shopping season and only critical security patches get installed.   The holiday season is retailers’ busiest time of year, with an estimated one-fifth of the year’s shopping taking place between November and December in (…read more)

Live webcams streamed on Russian website – industry views

Live webcams streamed on Russian website – industry views

While privacy and freedom fighters have long covered their webcams with stickers and plasters, news emerged this morning that a Russia-based website broadcasts live feeds of webcams, CCTV systems and baby monitors. According to BBC News, the website contains thousands of live feeds from more than 250 countries and other territories. From the Uk there (…read more)

Scam of the Week

Two scams relating to Amazon orders spotted

Two scams relating to Amazon orders spotted

Web and email security researchers at AppRiver have tracked two types of Amazon phishing emails targeting the UK, one hitting 600,000 and another 160,000.   Both carry Trojan malware that harvest banking login credentials, email credentials and social media credentials.   The first campaign is posing as messages from Amazon.co.uk with the subject line reading: (…read more)