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Fake British Gas bills show links to malware A new phishing trend is on the up rise as many reports of fake British Gas bills flood in. The fake bills have links that if followed download malware to your device, British Gas have been quick to respond and say that their emails will always be [...]
Employees at 280 UK businesses may have had their personal data compromised after a data breach at Sage. Sage, who provide accounting and payroll software to 6 million companies across 23 countries, were hit by a large data breach over the last few weeks. It is believed that employees at 280 UK businesses may have [...]
THE STAMPADO MALWARE GIVES VICTIMS 96 HOURS BEFORE IT STARTS DELETING FILES The dark web has introduced yet another piece of malicious software only this one is rather different. The Stampado malware gives victims 96 hours to pay the ransom, if the ransom has not been paid, it then begins to delete a file every [...]
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 [...]