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  • 15 Jan 2018 7:18 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraudsters are using specialist software which alters the sender ID on the message so that it appears as if it’s come from NatWest, adding it to any existing message threads on the recipient’s phone.

    https://www.actionfraud.police.uk/news/fake-natwest-text-messages-appearing-in-message-threads-jan18

  • 15 Jan 2018 7:18 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Over the last 20 years, paper processes have evolved to electronic data, and consequently, paper documents are used less often in the verification process people have to go through when interacting with regulation and authority.

    http://www.businesscomputingworld.co.uk/the-evolution-of-identity-from-the-drivers-license-to-the-future/

  • 15 Jan 2018 7:17 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The latest Android Fakeapp variant steals user credentials then uses deep links of the legitimate Uber app to hide the fact.

    https://www.symantec.com/blogs/threat-intelligence/android-malware-uber-credentials-deep-links

  • 15 Jan 2018 7:17 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    While we are at the mercy of large companies to protect our privacy and data, this cyber threat requires vigilant personal responsibility.

    https://www.inc.com/peter-gasca/how-to-protect-yourself-from-biggest-cyber-threat-we-personally-face-today.html

  • 15 Jan 2018 7:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    The coming year is likely to see an increase in the number of cyber-attacks on critical national infrastructure (CNI), according to a report based on experts’ forecasts


    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450432690/2018-could-be-year-of-critical-infrastructure-attacks-says-report


  • 15 Jan 2018 7:16 AM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Researchers are urging companies to apply a security update to patch a flaw in Oracle’s WebLogic Server component that is being exploited to mine cryptocurrency


    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450432936/Cyber-criminals-exploit-Oracle-WebLogic-flaw


  • 07 Jan 2018 10:04 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Ransomware, which morphed from scareware fraud around 1998, isn’t abating. Fraudsters are still holding electronic devices ransom with creative variants and extorting money and personally identifiable information.


    http://www.fraud-magazine.com/article.aspx?id=4295000289&Site=ACFEWEB


  • 07 Jan 2018 10:02 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Ransomware targeting cloud services is one of the six biggest cyber threats likely to face organisations in 2018, according to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    http://www.computerweekly.com/news/450432488/Ransomware-to-hit-cloud-computing-in-2018-predicts-MIT

  • 07 Jan 2018 10:01 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Five individuals have been arrested as part of an investigation into two major ransomware families - CTB-Locker and Cerber - that spread across Europe and the U.S. in recent years.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/thomasbrewster/2017/12/20/ransomware-arrests-for-cerber-and-ctb-locker/#5896e57d315a

  • 07 Jan 2018 10:00 PM | Jo Buckley (Administrator)

    Fraud officers described the fake e-receipt message as an “exact replica” of a real message from the clothing store Debenhams.


    http://www.policeprofessional.com/news.aspx?id=31189

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