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Smishing attack tells you “mobile payment problem” – don’t fall for it!

As we’ve warned before, phishing via SMS, or smishing for short, is still popular with cybercriminals. Sure, old-fashioned text messages have fallen out of favour for personal communications, superseded round the world by instant messaging apps such as WhatsApp, WeChat, Instagram, Telegram and Signal. But for brief, one-off business communications such as “Your home delivery will arrive at [...]

By |2020-11-12T09:47:05-05:00November 12th, 2020|In the News|Comments Off on Smishing attack tells you “mobile payment problem” – don’t fall for it!

Facebook “copyright violation” tries to get past 2FA – don’t fall for it!

Do you look after any sort of social media content? If so, especially if it’s business related, you’ve probably received your fair share of copyright infringement complaints. No matter how scrupulous you are about correctly licensing and attributing your content, you may be the victim of a scurillous or over-zealous complainant. For example, we went [...]

By |2020-10-29T10:45:38-05:00October 29th, 2020|In the News|Comments Off on Facebook “copyright violation” tries to get past 2FA – don’t fall for it!

Ransomware gang donates part of ransom demands to charity organizations

A ransomware gang has donated a part of the ransom demands it extorted from victims to charity organizations. Current recipients include Children International, a non-profit for sponsoring children in extreme poverty, and The Water Project, a non-profit aiming to provide access to clean and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa. Each organization received 0.88 bitcoin (~$10,000) [...]

By |2020-10-23T09:22:33-05:00October 23rd, 2020|In the News|Comments Off on Ransomware gang donates part of ransom demands to charity organizations

Why CAPTCHAs Have Gotten So Difficult

At some point last year, Google’s constant requests to prove I’m human began to feel increasingly aggressive. More and more, the simple, slightly too-cute button saying “I’m not a robot” was followed by demands to prove it — by selecting all the traffic lights, crosswalks, and storefronts in an image grid. Soon the traffic lights [...]

By |2020-08-21T13:25:31-05:00August 21st, 2020|In the News|Comments Off on Why CAPTCHAs Have Gotten So Difficult

Outlook “mail issues” phishing – don’t fall for this scam!

Here’s a phish that our own security team received themselves. Apart from some slightly clumsy wording (but when was the last time you received an email about a technical matter that was plainly written in perfect English?) and a tiny error of grammar, we thought it was surprisingly believable and worth writing up on that [...]

By |2020-08-21T13:23:09-05:00August 21st, 2020|In the News|Comments Off on Outlook “mail issues” phishing – don’t fall for this scam!

Cybersecurity: These two basic flaws make it easy for hackers to break into your systems

Hackers can gain access to the internal networks of corporations by exploiting two security failings in as little as 30 minutes. Ethical hackers and cybersecurity researchers at Positive Technologies perform penetration testing against organisations in a wide variety of sectors, but find common security vulnerabilities across all industries. The findings have been detailed in a [...]

By |2020-08-21T12:46:15-05:00August 21st, 2020|In the News|Comments Off on Cybersecurity: These two basic flaws make it easy for hackers to break into your systems
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