Category Archives: Cyber Security
The internet has been around for over 30 years and not surprisingly we still haven’t learnt our lesson about online password security. With so many high profile hacks last year from British Airways and TicketMaster to Reddit and Marriot, you would think we’d change our online habits.
Password security company SplashData evaluated millions of leaked passwords in the past
We’re constantly hearing in the news about cyber security and social engineering attacks by hackers who have used their technical expertise to infiltrate businesses and compromise data. As a result, businesses have stepped up their game when it comes to IT security. However, there is another type of attacker using tactics to get around these systems.
According to the UK government’s Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2017, 1 in 2 small or medium-sized enterprises (SME) experienced a cyber security breach within the preceding 12 months. With SMEs accounting for 99.9% of Britain’s 5.5 million private sector businesses, it is clear that adequate cyber security has become a necessity for almost all businesses.
Small businesses are becoming
The NHS (among many others globally) was affected by an outbreak of malware known as WannaCry! last Friday causing widespread problems and a frenzy of media coverage.
The facts you should know about the WannaCry! malware:
The malware is called “WannaCry”
It is a type of “ransomware” which encrypts the files of infected machines to extort money from