2021 Cybersecurity Trends

2021 security trends

Cyber security remains a pressing concern as tech companies and hackers are locked in a never-ending arms race. Cyber-attacks are consistently sophisticating in nature which is how they’re able to still successfully target individuals and businesses. A study by Cyber security Ventures predicts these crimes will cost the world $6 trillion a year by 2021. […]

How to Prepare for a Cyber Attack

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Cyber attacks are continually becoming easier to execute and harder to escape. Therefore, the best defence is to pro-actively prepare for a cyber attack when and if one does occur. Reactively responding to a cyber attack can cost you severely in downtime, productivity and potential business. This blog will outline some of the most effective […]

Brute Force Attacks & Easy to Guess Passwords

Working from home and the general strains to business brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic has brought security back into the spotlight. Security was instrumental to protecting business networks with employees working from home, this became especially important as Covid-19 related cyber attacks were on the rise. One of these security concerns is having a strong password […]

Why You Shouldn’t Pay the Ransom

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Tech giant Garmin were recently the victim of a WastedLocker attack which temporarily took their services offline. Evil Corp Group have begun distributing a new type of ransomware, WastedLocker. This ransomware typically encrypts a business’s files, deletes shadow copies. The hackers then demands a ransom, usually in the form of crypto currency, in exchange for decrypting files. (Read more […]

WastedLocker and EndPoint Detect + Response

WastedLocker Ransomware

Cyber attacks are continually sophisticating and evolving ways to circumvent traditional anti-virus. Most recently, technology company Garmin fell victim to a new type of attack, WastedLocker. Attackers set out to steal your valuable business data and to generally cause chaos which can result in lengthy downtime. However, this can generally be avoided if a sophisticated […]

Why SMS Two Factor Authentication is Unsafe

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Our dependence on technology has never been higher, especially during the pandemic. Due to much of the economy being shut for several weeks, people had to do their regular errands online such as shopping, banking, and general communication. These services all require you to generate an account meaning that you could have several accounts for different […]

Case Study: Why Do Hackers Target Email?

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Email became a popular form of communication in the 1990s, it has also become an incredibly essential part of day-to-day business communication. Cyber criminals over the last three decades have exploited the popularity and dependence on email communication by creating socially engineered phishing and malware campaigns. Email remains one of the most common routes for […]

Email Spoofing & Microsoft Teams Phishing Scam

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The transition to working from home due to Covid-19 has seen a surge in the dependence on cloud-based collaboration platforms. Microsoft reported the number of daily Teams users jumped from 44 million at the end of March to 75 million by the end of April. The increasing reliance on platforms such has teams has made […]

Coronavirus Phishing Scams & How to Avoid Them

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The outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) has resulted in people having to self-isolate and work from home to curb infection rates. Unfortunately, cyber criminals have used this as an opportunity to capitalise on these circumstances. Barracuda Networks have reported a 667% spike in the number of Coronavirus-related emails since the beginning of February. Today we’ll break […]

February Security Recap

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Welcome the second instalment in our blog series The Security Recap. This week we’ll be recapping the MGM Resorts data breach, the Scott Morrison phishing email & more. You can read the previous instalment here. MGM Resorts Data Breach MGM Resorts have had a lawsuit filed against them over a data breach that occurred last […]