Healthcare facing increased risk of ransomware attacks
The computer systems at Universal Health Services, which runs approximately 400 hospitals and care centres across the United States and the United Kingdom, recently experienced a massive ransomware attack, making it one of the largest medical cyber attacks in US history.
Lack of cyber security preparedness killing growth
Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the UK economy. In recent decades, British SMEs have accounted for 99.9% of the business population, totalling 5.8 million. A recent survey by the Wall Street Journal found that small companies are the least prepared for cyber attacks and have the least cyber security.
Employees are weak link in business cybersecurity
Estimates show that 90% of corporate data cybersecurity breaches in the cloud happen due to hacker attacks that target employees, shows a report from Kaspersky Lab. With many of them forced to work remotely during the quarantine, companies are now more vulnerable than ever.
Back to school: How to talk to kids about online safety
Children are getting back to school, and that means more time spent on the internet. But that also brings an increase in online threats. That’s why parents should talk to their kids more about internet safety — but not every parent knows how. “The internet is a great place where kids can learn many things, but their curiosity can lead to dangers, too. That’s why parents should educate their children more about interne...
Hidden dangers of public WiFi and how to avoid them
In the era when cybercrime is flourishing, public WiFi has become a golden opportunity for various types of criminals. A recent survey shows that 79% of public WiFi users take significant risks when choosing their WiFi connection. They select a hotspot for its WiFi strength, go for a name that sounds appropriate, or simply pick any free option.
Hackers can get inside your child’s classroom
Internet-connected classrooms have transformed the learning process in schools all over the UK. However, it’s also given rise to new dangerous online threats. Much like other public WiFi networks, school WiFi might be vulnerable to hackers.
Cyber criminals target iPhone users with phishing scams
A new cell phone scam targeted at iPhone users tries to steal their Apple login details by sending a fake Spotify/iTunes email. The phishing email claims to be from Apple and Spotify. If a user clicks on the link, the email says the user had bought a year of Spotify Premium for $150.99 and links to a page to ‘review your subscription’. A fake Apple landing page – which looks like a real one - then asks for log-in details.
Dangerous consequences of compromising security of tech devices
Canada has just joined the other Five Eyes allies – Australia, New Zealand, the UK, and the US – in a renewed call to create backdoors into private citizens’ information. The Five Eye countries demand that technology companies cooperate with law enforcement agencies to allow access to encrypted and private communications, including Facebook and text messages.