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HUMMINGBIRD MALWARE ATTACKS 10 MILLION ANDROID SMARTPHONES A malware known as the Hummingbird malware, which generates fake clicks for pop-up adverts has attacked 10 million Android smartphones according to security researchers at Checkpoint and Lookout. The malware is a rootkit which inserts itself into the operating system of the device, making it difficult [...]
THE UNIVERSITY OF CALGARY PAID $20,000 TO RESTORE ALL THEIR DATA BACK A Canadian University became victim to a cyber-attack last week when a form of Malware called ‘Ransomware’ encrypted all their data and asked for a Ransom of $20,000 to get their data back. The Universities IT workers and students spent a week trying [...]
COULD THIS BE THE END OF INTERNET EXPLORER? Microsoft are no longer supporting older versions of Internet Explorer. This is all in preparation for their move over to their new browser Microsoft Edge which has been released on Windows 10. Currently the only Internet Explorer being supported by Microsoft is Internet Explorer 11 which is [...]
Over four million UK customers banking details and personal information are suspected to have been stolen The ISP (internet security provider) TalkTalk has been affected by a large cyber-attack, potentially all customer information has been stolen. The attack occured on Wednesday 21st October with a DDoS (distributed denial of service attack) on the TalkTalk website which [...]
The new wave of cyber-criminal activity is here and you need to be prepared to fight against it as you may not be able to get a refund from your bank company. Smishing is a new style of phishing attacks that targets you by text message rather than email. Just like phishing emails, smishing messages [...]