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UK Likely To Face National Cyber Emergency, says NCSC

The UK is likely to face a level-1 cyber attack at some point in the future, according to the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Computer Weekly Read More »

Fraudsters Are Emptying Bank Accounts By Diverting Calls And Text Messages

A recent This is Money investigation found that one victim from London lost £22,300 when fraudsters raided their Santander accounts using this method. Another two victims had £19,500 drained from their Santander accounts after criminals intercepted the bank’s text messages. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: ActionFraud Read More »

Info On Home Depot Customers Exposed (But No Financial Data)

A spread sheet listing about 8,000 customers, along with their transaction and a range of personal information, was posted for an unknown amount of time, on a Home Depot web site. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: AJC Read More »

Facebook and Google Were Victims of $100M Payment Scam

When the Justice Department announced the arrest last month of a man who allegedly swindled more than $100 million from two U.S. tech giants, the news came wrapped in a mystery. The agency didn’t say who was robbed, and nor did it identify the Asian supplier the crook impersonated to pull off the scheme. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Fortune Read More »

FTSE Share Prices Suffer As Cyber Attacks Cost Global Investors £42bn

The permanent cost of a breach is equivocal to 1.8% of company value, which would cost FTSE 100 firms a loss of £120 million in market capitalisation. The study shows that investors have already lost at least £42 billion due to public domain cyber security incidents since just 2013. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: CBR Read More »

XMR Squad Is Charging German Companies €250 for “DDoS Tests”

A group calling itself XMR Squad has spent all last week launching DDoS attacks against German businesses and then contacting the same companies to inform them they had to pay €250 ($275) for “testing their DDoS protection systems.” View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Bleeping Computer Read More »

Many Security Vulnerabilities Could Be Due To People Learning To Code Using Bad Web Tutorials

German researchers found 117 security vulnerabilities they believe were introduced by popular web tutorials. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: IBTimes Read More »

Ransomware Attacks Are Taking A Greater Toll On Victim’s Wallets

The average ransomware payment has risen to $1,077, up from $294 a year earlier, Symantec said View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Network World Read More »

Orange Email Closure

In fact, EE is now just one month away from officially killing off a whole list of UK email domains, formerly part of Orange Email. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: EE Read More »

UK Government Irate at Twitter’s Surveillance API Crackdown

The UK government has criticized Twitter for restricting police and intelligence agency access to data which it says could be used to identify terrorist plots, according to the Telegraph newspaper. View full story ORIGINAL SOURCE: Tech Crunch Read More »