Phishing

How to Handle a Nigerian E-mail Scammer

Stephen Hamilton | Posted 04.09.2014 | UK Comedy
Stephen Hamilton

We've all had them, we've all read them, and some have actually been stupid enough to reply to them. I am of course talking about the famous, "Dear sir, I am the son of an African diplomat...blah, blah, blah, E-mail.

Revenge of the Gummi Finger - Pointing at the Wrong Target

Jon Geater | Posted 17.06.2014 | UK Tech
Jon Geater

I'll leave it to biometrics companies to defend fingerprints in general (there are arguments on grounds of reliability, cost etc that carry some weight) and save my own opinions on biometrics as credentials for another day.

EA Phishing Attack Dupes iTunes Users To Input Passwords

Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Tech

An official EA Games server has been attacked by hackers -- and now hosts an incredibly realistic "phishing" site to try and collect user names and pa...

No Business Too Small to be at Threat From Cybercriminals

David Emm | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Tech
David Emm

Due to the lack of awareness of these threats, the often overlooked human element and the limited security measures that may be in place, it's becoming easier for cybercriminals to target small, local businesses.

Cyber Criminal From Manchester Jailed Over £1.5m Phishing Scam

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

A man has been jailed for nearly four years for his part in a phishing scam that targeted UK students to steal in excess of £1.5 million. Olajide ...

Criminals Applying For Fake Student Loans, Costing Taxpayers £6.5m

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Criminals are targeting the UK's student loans company by submitting fake applications, which has cost taxpayers more than £6.5m this financial year ...

Down at the Watering-Hole

David Emm | Posted 07.09.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

Drive-by downloads are a common method used to spread malware. Cybercriminals look for insecure web sites and plant a malicious script into HTTP or PHP code on one of the web pages. This script may install malware directly onto the computer of someone who visits the site, or it may take the form of an IFRAME that re-directs the victim to a site controlled by the cybercriminals.

Fraudsters Most Likely to Serve Us 'Phish' on Fridays

Ian Emery | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Ian Emery

If you think about it Friday's the perfect day to try a scam, especially in the afternoons when the week's work is either done or shelved till Monday. This is when workers are most likely to find time to share images and videos with friends and colleagues.

Lax Consumer Habits Online Are on Collision Course With Business Security

Mike Foreman | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Tech
Mike Foreman

the rapid rise in smartphones and tablets has led to a work phenomenon commonly referred to as BYOD (Bring Your Own Device). Coupled with Cloud-based business services, this has been a real game changer. So blurred have the boundaries now become that the more cavalier Internet habits of relatives and friends of every staff member have the potential to set the consumer and business world on a collision course.

Demystifying Rocra

David Emm | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Tech
David Emm

If you have stumbled across the phrase 'Red October' in the past few weeks, you may think it sounds like an operation from a John le Carré novel. In ...

Internet Governance: Preserve Freedom, Ensure Development!

Paulo Casaca | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Politics
Paulo Casaca

The internet has been a tremendously effective tool for freedom and development, but that could now unravel should proposals tabled for WCIT come to fruition.

Are You Too Friendly With Facebook?

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 18.09.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Students who add strangers on Facebook are being warned of the dangers of online fraud as a new survey shows many share confidential information on th...

Six Arrested Over £1m Phishing Scam

PA | Posted 09.12.2011 | UK

Six people have been arrested in connection with a £1 million phishing scam that drained the bank accounts of hundreds of UK students, Scotland Yard ...