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100’s of UK firms affected by Microsoft Exchange hack

500 Email servers in the UK are said to be affected by what Microsoft thinks is a Chinese state-sponsored attack, meaning the Chinese government funded the attackers that carried out the attack.   The attack was first announced by Microsoft on the 2nd of March where they said the group that carried the attack out [...]

By |2021-03-12T11:15:25+00:00March 12th, 2021|Comments Off on 100’s of UK firms affected by Microsoft Exchange hack

Ryuk ransomware on the rise again as we go into 2021

There has been a rise in infections of a Russian made ransomware known as 'Ryuk' or 'Conti'. First reported in Q2 2020, the steep rise in cases being reported coincides with the release of the 3rd. iteration of the malware. Compared to other families of ransomware, Ryuk has very few safeguards. For example, many ransomware [...]

By |2021-03-10T14:32:26+00:00February 5th, 2021|Comments Off on Ryuk ransomware on the rise again as we go into 2021

Nitro PDF Data Breach

A stolen database from NitroPDF containing the email addresses, names, and passwords of more than 77 million records of Nitro PDF service users was leaked recently for free. The 14GB leaked database contains 77,159,696 records with users' email addresses, full names, encrypted passwords, titles, company names, IP addresses, and other system-related information. Nitro offers a [...]

By |2021-01-27T13:54:34+00:00January 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Nitro PDF Data Breach

New Chrome Zero-day Actively Attacking Devices.

A new zero-day attack has been discovered in google chrome which allows for memory corruption. The vulnerability exists in Chrome’s ‘Freetype’ font rendering library which handles all the fonts you see on chrome and the way they are displayed on websites. A memory corruption attack allows an attacker to exploit a program's deficiencies to overwrite [...]

By |2020-10-22T12:36:59+00:00October 22nd, 2020|Comments Off on New Chrome Zero-day Actively Attacking Devices.

Rise of fraudsters pretending to call from Amazon

There has been warning of a rise in scam phone calls coming from Scammers that are telephoning Amazon Prime customers in an attempt to access private information and bank account details. Usually fraudsters will attempt to mimic huge, familiar companies, by using phishing emails or texts with malicious links. Households are receiving automated telephone calls [...]

By |2020-11-19T13:09:59+00:00September 28th, 2020|Comments Off on Rise of fraudsters pretending to call from Amazon
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