Always in the top one or two by frequency of incident, the humble email is still one of the preferred methods of attack by cybercriminals. At the end of 2018 a report by the IRS said they’d seen a 60% increase in phishing attacks.

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Published 11 Apr 2019 1:30 PM
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A form of fraud

Phishing is a form of fraud. The criminals aim is to get you to reveal access to bank accounts (phishing) or to get you to send money to an account that appears genuine (spear phishing).

This post continues our journey covering the everyday threats we face from cyber criminals. Please follow links at the base of this post to read associated posts.

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Published 10 Dec 2018 7:00 PM
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Email remains the most common form of threat delivery

Right now, at the close of 2018, the most common attack vector is email. That is, most of the attempted attacks will arrive at your business as an email. They fall into three main types:

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Published 03 Dec 2018 6:39 PM
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42% of crime has a cyber element

On the 22nd October 2018, I attended a Cybersecurity conference. One of the speakers was Detective Chief Superintendent Aaron Duggan, Head of Crime at Cheshire Police. During his presentation he quoted the frightening fact that out of all reported crime, 42% has a cyber element to it.

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Published 26 Nov 2018 5:40 PM
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Our top tips for guarding against the cyber security threats faced daily by businesses and individuals. Avoid becomming a victim by reading our post.

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Published 30 Aug 2018 7:28 PM
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Read about us being recognised in The Register for being proactive in warning customers about the returning threats of the WannaCry phising scam. It highlights the need to remain vigilant.

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Published 26 Jun 2018 2:28 PM
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  • Cyber Security

Learn some of the online pitfalls you should watch out for so you can limit the spam you receive, avoid free trials that then lead to you paying and don't fall for 'clickbait' scams.

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Published 15 Nov 2016 8:58 PM
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